Jodi Mai

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Plan B Finally Hit Pharmacy Shelves This Week

Women’s health advocates have fought for over-the-counter access to emergency contraception for more than a decade, and their efforts were finally …

36 Senators Introduce Bill Prohibiting Virtually Any New Law Helping Workers

More than three-quarters of the Senate Republican caucus signed onto legislation introduced Wednesday by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rand Paul (R-KY) …

Michele Bachmann’s Leadership PAC Spends 145 Times More On Legal Fees Than Campaigns

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who announced in May that she would not seek re-election, operates a PAC with the stated aim of helping to elect other …

Many Of The Counties Most In Need Of Obamacare Are Represented By Republicans Who Want To Repeal It

On Friday, Republicans in the House will vote for the 40th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act, wasting another day and thousands of taxpayer …

Twenty Years Of In-Tents Treatment: How Sheriff Joe Arpaio Put Racism On Display

On August 2, 1993, Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio set up a so-called Tent City, an outdoor jail with electric fencing that can hold …

Fox Host Confronts House Republicans For Running A Do-Nothing Congress

Fox News’s Chris Wallace challenged House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and the GOP-controlled House for failing to pass key appropriations …

Eric Cantor: House Will Consider Immigration Reform ‘At Some Point’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) reiterated on Fox News Sunday that the House would not bring the Senate’s immigration reform bill, which …

Ted Nugent: Trayvon Martin Got What He Deserved

Ted Nugent, the 80’s rocker who has found a second career as right-wing flame thrower, appeared on a talk radio show in Maine on Saturday and said …

House Republicans Pass Dead-End Bill To Delay Obamacare Individual Mandate

House Republicans passed legislation Wednesday to delay the Obamacare individual mandate for one year — the chamber’s 38th attempt to repeal or …

Did Arrested Bachmann Aide Misrepresent His Military Record?

The former senior legislative aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) who was arrested last week on theft charges may have more problems in his past …

The way D.C. political operatives are reacting to the news that Liz Cheney is challenging Sen. Mike Enzi in the Wyoming GOP primary, you’d think the …

Senate Republicans Splinter As Moderates Rise Up

Whether it’s immigration reform, the budget, or President Obama’s nominees, a faction of more moderate Republican senators are increasingly splitting …

On The Frontlines: A Weekend As A Civil War Reenactor | TIME

I Just Don’t Want A Child

Lately, I’m really getting how much energy it takes to <i>not</i> do something. And how much of not doing things I’ve done and sometimes not done. Not …

The American birthrate is at a record low

The American birthrate is at a record low. What happens when having it all means not having children? This week’s issue of TIME looks at the childfree life. Find it on newsstands Friday.<p>Read a preview of the cover story.<p>(Photo-illustration by Randal Ford for TIME)

For men, infertility often becomes a private heartache

<b>On April 10, Stephen Yunis</b> let his wife hold the brown paper bag. Normally he carries it himself, arriving early at the squat office building in Rockville, having done everything just right. Each time, he gives up drinking beer and makes sure not to use any strange medicines or turn on the seat …

To celebrate his father, an ode to a dad’s disregard for safety

<b>“Dad! Dad!”</b><p><b>“What? What?”</b><p><b>“Peter just fell out of the car.”</b><p>What happened next is where my father suddenly becomes a perplexing puzzle to me. There was no slamming the brakes, no jolt at the news that our 6-year-old brother had just flown out of a moving automobile. Only our father’s stark blue eyes …

Mine: The box is an empty keepsake from a war, filled with life and death

<b>David Rowell</b><br>46, Silver Spring, deputy editor, WP Magazine<p><b>Among the things my father</b> brought back from the Korean War was a wooden box, which requires seven steps to open. The sides of the box slide or lift, and when you get to the tiny drawer inside, there is enough space for a single letter, a few …

What kind of HR department makes workers submit complaints through supervisors?

<b>Reader:</b> I work for a large nonprofit (300 to 500 employees) that has recently restructured its HR department. The new policy is that employees are not allowed to contact HR directly; all requests or questions — including pay issues, benefits concerns and supervisor conflicts — must first go through …

Gene makes a plea for religious misunderstanding

M<b>emo to:</b><p>The Grand Poobah Overlord,<p>International Jewish Conspiracy Inc. Tel Aviv<p>I am writing to Your Covert Mightiness to suggest a strategy for dealing with fallout from the debacle of last month, when Vice President Biden publicly complimented the Jewish people for their remarkable, …

Gene Weingarten: Give me a good treason

Like everyone, I have been avidly following the news about the National Security Agency’s scattershot, warrantless mining of data from the e-mails, phone calls, texts and social media posts of ordinary American citizens. Fortunately, as I was just telling my editor, Tom the Butcher, I’m not r eally …

Ted Nugent, guitarist and gun-lover, rocks the political world

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article incorrectly says that he raised five children. Nugent fathered nine children, three of whom lived at home with him. This version has been corrected.<p><b>On the final morningof the</b> 2013 NRA annual convention in May, the day was bright, the mood was festive …

Bush-league humor to up the GOP’s youth appeal

Did you see that young conservative Republicans are advising their elders in the party that to capture the young adult vote it is not necessary to modernize their grumpy old-white-man positions on matters like abortion, immigration, gay marriage or gun control? All they have to do, counseled the …

Paul Krugman Against Reality

One example from last week, per Krugman: "House leaders announced plans to hold a vote cutting spending on food stamps in half."<p>But House leaders did no such thing.<p>The Republican plan is actually a 5% cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food stamps), up …

How to Beat Hillary: End the Republican Fratricide

If Republicans don’t want Hillary laughing her way to the White House in ‘16, they need to focus on the middle class.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton must be …

Why the Tea Party Is a Nativist Libertarian Movement

The Tea Party is uninterested in defending the civil liberties of those who need it most. By Peter Beinart.<p>For weeks now, reporters have been buzzing …