Rethinking Joe Manchin

Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?

#elections, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #states-us, #united-states-economy

Pregnant at 16

How the experiences of two women led them to opposite sides of the abortion fight.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #louisiana, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

Information and medications needed to end a pregnancy are increasingly available outside the health care system.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

The New Politics of Abortion

The pro-life movement needs to learn the art of the possible.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #kemp-brian-p, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Major Indiana Employers Criticize State’s New Abortion Law

The drug company Eli Lilly said it “will be forced” to look outside the state for employment growth. The engine maker Cummins said the law will “impede our ability to attract and retain top talent.”

#abortion, #cummins-inc, #eli-lilly-and-company, #indiana, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #roche-holding-ag, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #salesforce-com-inc, #states-us

How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action

A Times investigation revealed a coordinated effort by state treasurers to use government muscle and public funds to punish companies trying to reduce greenhouse gases.

#american-legislative-exchange-council, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #boycotts, #coal, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heartland-institute, #heritage-foundation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #republican-party, #state-financial-officers-foundation, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Defying the Supreme Court

The Kansas abortion vote and the congressional push on same-sex marriage show how progressives can confront the Supreme Court.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #elections, #internal-storyline-no, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #states-us

Kansas Result Suggests 4 Out of 5 States Would Back Abortion Rights in Similar Vote

The referendum in a reliably Republican state shows which party has the most energy on the issue.

#abortion, #constitutions, #kansas, #polls-and-public-opinion, #referendums, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

Arizona and Michigan have joined Pennsylvania and Nevada in elevating Republican candidates for governor and secretary of state who reject the 2020 outcome and might do the same for future elections.

#arizona, #deperno-matthew, #finchem-mark-w, #governors-us, #karamo-kristina, #lake-kari-a, #michigan, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Cynical Low for the Democratic Party

Selling out democratic principles is not the way for Democrats to hold on to their slim House majority.

#campaign-finance, #democratic-congressional-campaign-committee, #democratic-governors-assn, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-governors, #governors-us, #midterm-elections-2022, #political-action-committees, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights Protections in Its Constitution

In the first election test after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have allowed legislators to enact abortion restrictions.

#abortion, #constitutional-amendments, #decisions-and-verdicts, #kansas, #law-and-legislation, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #states-us

White House Retrofits Infrastructure Bill to Better Help Poor Communities

The Biden administration will increase assistance to areas that lack the capacity to apply for improvements to their sanitation and storm water systems.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #regan-michael-s-1976, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Andrew Yang’s New Third Party Is Bound to Fail

You can’t take the conflict out of politics. Nor should you want to.

#bryan-william-jennings, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #slavery-historical, #states-us, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wallace-george-c, #yang-andrew-1975

On Monkeypox, Health Secretary Says States ‘Need to Work With Us’

The suggestion that states need to do more seemed to startle state and local officials, who said in interviews that they are generally satisfied with the federal government’s response.

#becerra-xavier, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #epidemics, #federal-state-relations-us, #food-and-drug-administration, #monkeypox, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

These Republican Governors Are Delivering Results, and Many Voters Like Them for It

Some G.O.P. governors have high public profiles, others fly below the radar — and many are excelling.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #baker-charles-d-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #cato-institute, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #ducey-doug-1964, #governors-us, #holcomb-eric-1968, #hutchinson-asa, #kemp-brian-p, #labor-and-jobs, #midterm-elections-2022, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #reynolds-kimberly-1959, #ricketts-john-peter, #scott-phil-1958, #states-us, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, Who Provided Abortion to Ohio 10-Year Old, Speaks Out and Pays a Price

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old, says doctors shouldn’t be silent. But she finds herself at the center of a post-Roe clash shaking the medical community.

#abortion, #attorneys-general, #bernard-caitlin, #doctors, #indiana, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-crimes, #states-us

States With Abortion Bans Are Among Least Supportive for Mothers and Children

They tend to have the weakest social services and the worst results in several categories of health and well-being.

#abortion, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #medicaid, #poverty, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #welfare-us, #women-and-girls

With Roe Gone, Republicans Quarrel Over How Far to Push Abortion Bans

An effort in Indiana to pass an abortion ban with exceptions has exposed rifts among conservatives on how to legislate in a post-Roe world.

#abortion, #indiana, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #states-us

Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich

How fines and fees trap people in a kind of penury from which they may never escape.

#alabama, #black-people, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #criminal-justice, #finances, #fines-penalties, #income-inequality, #local-government, #lowndes-county-ala, #montgomery-ala, #property-taxes, #states-us, #taxation, #traffic-and-parking-violations

The New Abortion Battleground

The political fight over abortion will increasingly be a battle over the mailing of pills into Republican-run states.

#abortion, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-storyline-no, #states-us, #women-and-girls

On the Docket: Atlanta v. Trumpworld

Eighteen months into a criminal investigation of election interference by Donald J. Trump and his allies, a Georgia prosecutor is beginning to show the broad contours of her inquiry.

#atlanta-ga, #chesebro-kenneth, #deason-jacki-pick, #dekalb-county-ga, #eastman-john-c, #eisen-norman-l, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #frauds-and-swindling, #fulton-county-ga, #garland-merrick-b, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #hice-jody-1960, #jones-burt-1979, #jordan-jennifer-1958, #kemp-brian-p, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #willis-fani-t

Interstate Abortion Travel Is Already Straining Parts of the System

Even in some states where abortion remains legal, wait times for appointments are long because of increased demand.

#abortion, #new-mexico, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #women-and-girls

The Electoral College Makes a Coup Very Tempting

The Senate has a good plan to reform the Electoral Count Act. It will not be enough.

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #electoral-count-act-1887, #presidential-transition-us, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

There’s No Place Like Kansas

The state stands as the first big post-Roe political test for abortion. It’s an intense, complicated fight with the odds stacked against reproductive-rights supporters.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitutional-amendments, #democratic-party, #johnson-county-kan, #kansas, #kansas-city-kan, #law-and-legislation, #primaries-and-caucuses, #referendums, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #volunteers-and-community-service, #women-and-girls, #wyandotte-county-kan

After New Abortion Laws, Some Patients Have Trouble Obtaining Miscarriage Treatment

Surgical procedures and medication for miscarriages are identical to those for abortion, and some patients report delayed or denied miscarriage care because doctors and pharmacists fear running afoul of abortion bans.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #miscarriages, #missouri, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #stillbirth, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #wisconsin, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

What It Means to See America in Person

Trading the online nation for the open road.

#bozeman-mont, #cody-wyo, #glacier-national-park-mont, #montana, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #yellowstone-national-park

The Housing Shortage Isn’t Just a Coastal Crisis Anymore

An increasingly national problem has consequences for the quality of American family life, the economy and the future of housing politics.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #homeless-persons, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shortages, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #zoning

To Fight Book Banning, Support Librarians

Librarians respond to book bans. Also: The Jan. 6 hearing; a Supreme Court test; anti-abortion states; homelessness in California; acting for change locally.

#abortion, #books-and-literature, #california, #censorship, #cheney-liz, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gonell-aquilino, #homeless-persons, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #libraries-and-librarians, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Surprisingly Tight Race

Despite Biden’s low approval ratings, Democrats are roughly tied with Republicans in the midterm polls. We explain why.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #elections-state-legislature, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #states-us, #united-states-economy

Gerrymandered Redistricting Maps Have Become the Norm

The way we designed our system of political representation incentivizes the worst and most extreme elements of our politics.

#census, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #denton-tex, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #jackson-ronny-l, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states

Why Overturning Roe Will Unleash a Legal Storm for the Supreme Court

Battles over laws related to abortion like criminalizing out-of-state travel for the procedure will intensity in the legal system.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #constitution-us, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states

On Abortion Laws, It All Goes Back to 2010

How a “red wave” led to restrictions at the state level that, in most cases, do not reflect the majority opinion of the states’ own citizens.

#abortion, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #states-us

States With Abortion Bans Risk Losing Their Economic Edge

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has prompted Democratic governors to pitch their states as better alternatives for business.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #politics-and-government, #relocation-of-business, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #womens-rights

The Right to Travel in a Post-Roe World

In a concurring opinion last month, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh said the Constitution did not allow states to stop women from traveling to get abortions. But the issue is more complicated than that.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Croydon, a ‘Live Free or Die’ Town, Learned About Democracy

A cautionary tale from Croydon, N.H., where one man tried to foist a change so drastic it jolted a community out of political indifference.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #croydon-nh, #education-k-12, #free-state-project, #libertarianism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #project-democracy, #states-us, #underwood-ian

What the Biden Administration Could Do Now to Protect Abortion Rights

The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Local climate action

In the absence of national climate measures in the United States, how much can be done at the local level? Our reporters talk about the opportunities and barriers.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #budgets-and-budgeting, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #local-government, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Next Front Line in the Abortion Wars: State Supreme Courts

Court challenges to sweeping rollbacks of abortion rights must go through state supreme courts, many of which have been shaped by years of conservative activism.

#abortion, #brennan-center-for-justice, #desantis-ron, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #florida, #iowa, #judicial-crisis-network, #kansas, #states-us, #supreme-courts-state

Justice Dept. Sues Arizona Over Voting Restrictions

It is the third time the Justice Department under Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has sued a state over its voting laws.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #ducey-doug-1964, #elections-secretary-of-state, #garland-merrick-b, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Infertility Patients and Doctors Fear Abortion Bans Could Restrict I.V.F.

The new state bans don’t explicitly cover embryos created outside the womb, but legal experts say overturning Roe could make it easier to place controls on genetic testing, storage and disposal of them.

#abortion, #american-society-for-reproductive-medicine, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #embryos-human, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #law-and-legislation, #national-right-to-life-committee, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #your-feed-science

The Latest on U.S. State Abortion Laws, Blocks and Bans

Eight states have now outlawed abortion, including Texas, which allowed a 1925 law to go into effect on Friday night.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #states-us

The National Ambitions of States’ Rights Reactionaries

Will a red-state social order be imposed on the rest of the country?

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

The Supreme Court Is the Final Word on Nothing

It, too, can be checked and balanced.

#black-people, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #elections-house-of-representatives, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #law-and-legislation, #madison-james-1751-1836, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

America’s Post-Roe Chaos Is Here

The reality of criminalized abortion is going to shock people 

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Legislatures’ Power Over Elections

The case, about a North Carolina voting map, has the potential to amplify the influence of state lawmakers over federal elections.

#politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

Women Wonder What’s Next for Abortion Rights After Roe’s Reversal

After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, some women are reconsidering their plans, including where they live, and wondering how best to channel their anger.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #plan-b-contraceptive, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

The U.S. Abortion Map

What access to the procedure now looks like across America.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Abortion Rights Groups Take Up the Fight in the States

Abortion rights advocates filed lawsuits to halt or delay bans on abortion in some states, with judges in Louisiana and Utah temporarily blocking new laws.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans

Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #becerra-xavier, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #garland-merrick-b, #states-us, #telemedicine, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Americans Face New Abortion Landscape in Wake of Roe Decision

Around the country, a patchwork of laws was taking hold amid protest and celebration.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states