Danica Roem

How Sexual Misconduct Scandals Are Already Reshaping the 2020 Democratic Primary

When Democrats began debating who should face President Trump in 2020, one interesting name cropped up a few times: Al Franken.<p>The Minnesota senator …

U.S. Politics

Who Should Replace All the Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct? These Women

It's time to rebuild.<p>Over the past few weeks, the careers of many established actors, directors, producers, journalists, and politicians have been, rightfully, obliterated. Allegations of sexual harassment and assault have tarnished their existing bodies of work, and you can forget about their …

Trump Administration

Why is the Washington Post publishing a transphobic attack on Danica Roem?

Danica Roem Facebook<p>Delegate-elect Danica Roem, who made history as the first transgender person elected to statewide office, soundly trounced her …

LGBTQ

How to Win An Election, According to Danica Roem

Last Tuesday, the election of Danica Roem to Virginia’s House of Delegates—part of a wave of progressive electoral wins across the country—lit up the …

Michelle Obama

Danica Roem Wants to Turn Local Traffic Into National Headlines

When Danica Roem was elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates, Joe Biden called to offer his congratulations. The former vice president praised Roem, …

5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend

Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing’s coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend.<p><b>Citizen Chance</b><p>Chance the Rapper’s involvement in the community is nothing new, but his most recent venture in improving life in Chicago brought him to …

Chicago

Christian Conservatives Have Reason to be Alarmed at 2017 Election Results

We have now had a few days to process the results of the November 2017 elections. There have been wide-ranging articles reflecting a wide variety of …

Conservative View

Ex-CNN Reporter, Producer Celebrates Defeat of Republican 'Bigots'

In a piece on CNN.com, titled, "Air Force Academy hoax doesn't change overall picture on hate crimes," CNN contributor Frida Ghitis (identified as a …

Conservative View

These Young Trans Folks’ Activism Goes Beyond LGBTQ Rights

The trans community has experienced a number of political highs and lows in 2017. While politicians still attempt to pass discriminatory bathroom …

LGBTQ

UPDATED: Candidates in an early race for EMILY's List backing

BOSTON — A Washington group that backs Democratic women candidates who support abortion rights is expected to endorse one of several vying to replace …

Elections

The battle for the Virginia House

<i>Mark J. Rozell is dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.</i><p>In the 2017 electoral tsunami that lifted Virginia Democrats to their sixth victory in the past seven statewide election cycles, voters also came within a whisker of turning the Virginia House of …

Opinion

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump goes after Al Franken over alleged sexual misconduct, GOP wins key votes for tax bill, Russian diplomat admits to "long list" of Trump contacts, and more.<p><i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>Trump Decides Al Franken's Alleged Sexual Misconduct Is an</b> …

Luis Fonsi

A Victory for Tolerance

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Danica Roem Is Really, Really Boring” (column, Nov. 15):<p>Like Frank Bruni, I am greatly impressed with Danica Roem, who seemed effortlessly to fold her historic victory as the first trans woman elected to a state legislature into her campaign to better the lives of Virginians …

Opinion

Wanna run for office? Crowdpac wants to help you get funded

The startup that once helped a college professor become state rep is coming to Philly to talk campaign funding.<p>Through <b>Crowdpac</b> — the self-billed …

Startups

Danica Roem’s real agenda

If you think insurance premiums are high now, just wait until Virginia Del.-elect Danica Roem’s legislation to force insurance companies to cover “sex change” operations takes effect [“Roem to push for transgender health care,” Metro, Nov. 11].<p>Will Ms. Roem (D) also cover sex-change reversals to …

Opinion

Transgenders Celebrate Election Wins. Detransitioners Tell Different Story

Democrat Danica Roem defeated incumbent Del. Robert G. Marshall (R) on November 7 and became Virginia’s first openly transgender elected …

LGBTQ

It’s Time For Orthodox Jews To Spend More Time With ‘The Other’

Last week, election winners across the country broke glass ceilings and made history. Danica Roem became the first transgender person elected to a …

Jewish Culture

Project 100 Hopes to Get 100 Women in Office by 2020

2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave American women their rights at the ballot box. A new, interactive web service called Project 100 aims to celebrate by giving activists and candidates a free toolbox in order to see 100 women in office.<p>With more and more women …

In 2017, transgender community sees record political gains – and violent hostility

Behind the historic eight victories on Nov. 7, America’s transgender community sees a paradox: Both political support and hate crimes are at record …

LGBTQ

Newly Elected Transgender Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Insurance Coverage for Transition Therapy

A newly elected transgender politician in Virginia is already focusing on legislation that is of relevance to his gender identity.<p>Del.-elect Danica …

Conservative View

Laverne Cox On The Conversation We Should All Be Having Right Now

Today marks the start of Transgender Awareness Week—and if there’s anyone in Hollywood who’s been the fiercest pioneer of transgender equality, it’s …

Entertainment

Run, Joe, Run

Convinced of his own wonderfulness, Joe Biden trots around the talk shows as if on a perpetual victory lap. What has he won? Who knows? It speaks to …

Conservative View

Democrats Will Need More Than Resistance to Govern

Robert L. BorosageAnd that means running candidates who do more than oppose Trump.The post Democrats Will Need More Than Resistance to Govern …

Liberal View

Danica Roem Is Really, Really Boring

Last week Danica Roem made history, winning election to Virginia’s House of Delegates as an openly transgender woman. She’ll be the <i>only</i> openly transgender person in a state legislature anywhere in America. And the man she defeated had held his seat for more than a quarter-century.<p>So when I was …

Opinion

How Social Media Is Encouraging More Women To Run For Office

When Ashley Bennett saw a Facebook meme shared by a male New Jersey freeholder mocking January’s Women’s March on Washington, asking if the protest would be “over in time for them to cook dinner,” she was furious — so furious, in fact, that she decided to run for his seat. On November 7, 2017, …

furious

Danica Roem’s win proves it: We don’t need to restrict campaign contributions

<i>Luke Wachob is a senior policy analyst at the Institute for Free Speech.</i><p>Last week, Virginia became the first state in the nation to elect an openly transgender state legislator. Democrat Danica Roem defeated Republican Robert G. Marshall, a longtime delegate who once called himself Virginia’s …

Opinion

Meet the South's History-Making Winners in This Year's Elections

Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly …

Liberal View

For the first time, Denver City Council marks Transgender Day of Remembrance

Denver City Councilman Robin Kniech rattled off statistics and news events that have marked setbacks in the fight for transgender people’s rights …

LGBTQ

The GOP's women problem

Women make up half the country and more than half of voters, and Republicans suddenly have an even worse problem than the historic gender gap between …

U.S. Politics

SNL’s Fair & Devastating Assessment of Democrats, Post-Election

This weekend, “Saturday Night Live” briefly moved off of Trump-smackdown mode to cut the DNC down to size. It was a welcome change—and a needed wake up call.<p>Because Donald Trump is an endlessly churning assembly line of lunacy, his political opponents often get short shrift in the satire …

Elections