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Ms. Magazine Turns 50

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

Fifty years ago, a new magazine first appeared as an insert in New York magazine. It was called "Ms." And it was more than a magazine. It helped -- and continues to help -- ignite a revolution for women's rights.

For 50 years, Ms. has given voice to feminism. It has published pathbreaking articles about every aspect of women's lives -- from ...Read more

So Much for the Constitution

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

Vivek Ramaswamy is continuing his assault on the United States Constitution as a way of attracting attention to his presidential campaign. In a speech on Wednesday, he announced his proposal to get rid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the ...Read more

Kevin McCarthy Caves

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy caved to the far right of his party in giving the green light to an effort to impeach President Joe Biden, authorizing three House committees to begin investigations of Biden's family finances. On Tuesday, the speaker told reporters gathered outside his office at the Capitol, "Today, I am directing our House ...Read more

A 2-Tiered Justice System?

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

In the past two weeks, four of the leaders of the Proud Boys, who planned and executed the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, received long prison sentences -- ranging from 10 years to 22 years in prison. Those sentences were denounced by two of the leading Republican candidates for president.

On Tuesday, Vivek Ramaswamy, responding to the ...Read more

Too Old?

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

According to the latest Wall Street Journal poll, over 70% of all Americans think Joe Biden is too old to be running for reelection as president.

What is so striking about the poll is that only 47% said the same thing about Donald Trump, who is just three years younger than Biden.

Why the big difference: 73% versus 47%? Biden has released ...Read more



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