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Melissa McEwan

Founded Shakesville, an intersectional feminist progressive political blog, in 2004. Follow her on Twitter @shakestweetz.

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Trump, MAGA campaign against Harris already laced with misogyny, racism

Trump, MAGA campaign against Harris already laced with misogyny, racism

By Dana Gentry, Nevada Current - July 24, 2024
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t want to talk about Texas’ restrictive abortion ban

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t want to talk about Texas’ restrictive abortion ban

By Jesse Valentine - July 23, 2024
Republican Tim Sheehy often brags about his business record. His company is in the red.

Republican Tim Sheehy often brags about his business record. His company is in the red.

By Jesse Valentine - July 22, 2024
Big investors are buying up single-family homes. Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to stop them.

Big investors are buying up single-family homes. Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to stop them.

By Jesse Valentine - July 09, 2024
New Mexico Senate nom Nella Domenici earned up to $1 million renting out Connecticut home

New Mexico Senate nom Nella Domenici earned up to $1 million renting out Connecticut home

By Jesse Valentine - July 08, 2024
GOP’s Mark Robinson blames bad fathers for social ills despite own son’s criminal record

GOP’s Mark Robinson blames bad fathers for social ills despite own son’s criminal record

By Jesse Valentine - July 03, 2024
Kelly Ayotte’s history of backing Medicare cuts could be hurdle in governor’s race

Kelly Ayotte’s history of backing Medicare cuts could be hurdle in governor’s race

By Jesse Valentine - July 02, 2024
Texas Republican Ken Paxton enlisted outside group to gut rights for pregnant workers

Texas Republican Ken Paxton enlisted outside group to gut rights for pregnant workers

By Jesse Valentine - June 24, 2024
Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

By Jesse Valentine - June 11, 2024
Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

By Jesse Valentine - June 10, 2024
Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

By Jesse Valentine - June 06, 2024
Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

By Jesse Valentine - May 24, 2024
What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

By Chabeli Carrazana and Shefali Luthra - May 22, 2024
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

By Jesse Valentine - May 21, 2024
Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

By Alander Rocha, Alabama Reflector - May 21, 2024
House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

By Jesse Valentine - May 14, 2024
Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

By Jesse Valentine - May 09, 2024
Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

By Jesse Valentine - May 07, 2024
Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

By Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom - April 30, 2024
Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

By Jesse Valentine - April 30, 2024
Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal - April 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

By Jesse Valentine - April 15, 2024
GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

By Jesse Valentine - March 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

By Jesse Valentine - March 08, 2024
Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

By Jesse Valentine - March 07, 2024
Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

By Jesse Valentine - March 04, 2024
Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

By Jesse Valentine - February 26, 2024
Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

By Jesse Valentine - February 09, 2024
Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 31, 2024
UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By Ashley Murray, States Newsroom - January 24, 2024
Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

By Jesse Valentine - January 17, 2024
A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

By Bonnie Fuller - January 10, 2024
Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

By Danielle J. Brown, Maryland Matters - January 08, 2024
How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

By Jesse Valentine - January 05, 2024
NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

By Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 04, 2024
Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

By Jesse Valentine - December 22, 2023
Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

By - December 15, 2023
Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

By Jesse Valentine - December 08, 2023
Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

By Jesse Valentine - December 07, 2023
Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

By Anna Liz Nichols, Michigan Advance - December 06, 2023
105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

By Jesse Valentine - December 05, 2023
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - December 04, 2023
Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - November 30, 2023
Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

By Jesse Valentine - November 06, 2023
Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

By Jesse Valentine - November 03, 2023
Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

By Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today - October 24, 2023
President Obama writes a farewell letter to the nation

President Obama writes a farewell letter to the nation

By Melissa McEwan - January 19, 2017
Schumer destroys Trump transition’s claim that Dems are being divisive over hearings

Schumer destroys Trump transition’s claim that Dems are being divisive over hearings

By Melissa McEwan - January 19, 2017
Rep. Gwen Moore will attend Trump’s inaugural: “When he sees me, I want him to see The Resistance.”

Rep. Gwen Moore will attend Trump’s inaugural: “When he sees me, I want him to see The Resistance.”

By Melissa McEwan - January 18, 2017
Obama in the final moments of his final press conference: “I believe in this country”

Obama in the final moments of his final press conference: “I believe in this country”

By Melissa McEwan - January 18, 2017
Trump is apparently unaware Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an opponent of racism

Trump is apparently unaware Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an opponent of racism

By Melissa McEwan - January 16, 2017
Reince Priebus brazenly advocates quashing dissent against Donald Trump

Reince Priebus brazenly advocates quashing dissent against Donald Trump

By Melissa McEwan - January 15, 2017
Murphy says confirmation hearings feel like “an alternate universe,” channeling most of America

Murphy says confirmation hearings feel like “an alternate universe,” channeling most of America

By Melissa McEwan - January 18, 2017
We fight for Rep. John Lewis because he has fought for us

We fight for Rep. John Lewis because he has fought for us

By Melissa McEwan - January 14, 2017
Tammy Duckworth condemns Jeff Sessions’ terrible record on disability rights

Tammy Duckworth condemns Jeff Sessions’ terrible record on disability rights

By Melissa McEwan - January 13, 2017
Rep. John Lewis says what we’re all thinking: Trump is not legitimate

Rep. John Lewis says what we’re all thinking: Trump is not legitimate

By Melissa McEwan - January 13, 2017
Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed during inauguration

Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed during inauguration

By Melissa McEwan - January 13, 2017
Obama designates three new national monuments honoring civil rights history

Obama designates three new national monuments honoring civil rights history

By Melissa McEwan - January 13, 2017
Trump ominously warns he will choose which journalists get access during press briefings

Trump ominously warns he will choose which journalists get access during press briefings

By Melissa McEwan - January 18, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration

Rep. Barbara Lee will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration

By Melissa McEwan - January 12, 2017
Cabinet nominees break with Trump on key issues during nomination hearings

Cabinet nominees break with Trump on key issues during nomination hearings

By Melissa McEwan - January 12, 2017
Democrats relentlessly challenge GOP’s shameless “rules” at DeVos confirmation hearing

Democrats relentlessly challenge GOP’s shameless “rules” at DeVos confirmation hearing

By Melissa McEwan - January 18, 2017
Schumer announces he will oppose Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General

Schumer announces he will oppose Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General

By Melissa McEwan - January 12, 2017
Trump brazenly behaves like a despot at press conference, in worrying glimpse of things to come

Trump brazenly behaves like a despot at press conference, in worrying glimpse of things to come

By Melissa McEwan - January 11, 2017
Trump escalates campaign of trying to discredit intelligence community

Trump escalates campaign of trying to discredit intelligence community

By Melissa McEwan - January 11, 2017
Nancy Pelosi shames Republicans for indifference to election interference

Nancy Pelosi shames Republicans for indifference to election interference

By Melissa McEwan - January 10, 2017
China warns Trump’s Taiwan gambit may leave them with “no choice but to take off the gloves”

China warns Trump’s Taiwan gambit may leave them with “no choice but to take off the gloves”

By Melissa McEwan - January 17, 2017
Sessions incredibly suggests secular people may not understand the truth as well as religious people

Sessions incredibly suggests secular people may not understand the truth as well as religious people

By Melissa McEwan - January 10, 2017
Franken amazingly demolishes Sessions’ cynical misrepresentations of his record

Franken amazingly demolishes Sessions’ cynical misrepresentations of his record

By Melissa McEwan - January 10, 2017
Rep. Maxine Waters unleashes epic rant on Trump: “I believe Trump is a danger”

Rep. Maxine Waters unleashes epic rant on Trump: “I believe Trump is a danger”

By Melissa McEwan - January 17, 2017
Every House Democrat now sponsors legislation to establish independent commission on election interference

Every House Democrat now sponsors legislation to establish independent commission on election interference

By Melissa McEwan - January 10, 2017
New polls find that Trump and his Cabinet nominees are embarrassingly unpopular

New polls find that Trump and his Cabinet nominees are embarrassingly unpopular

By Melissa McEwan - January 17, 2017
In unprecedented move, Sen. Cory Booker will testify against Sen. Jeff Sessions at confirmation hearing

In unprecedented move, Sen. Cory Booker will testify against Sen. Jeff Sessions at confirmation hearing

By Melissa McEwan - January 10, 2017
Schumer blasts GOP for fast-tracking unvetted Trump nominees through confirmation hearings

Schumer blasts GOP for fast-tracking unvetted Trump nominees through confirmation hearings

By Melissa McEwan - January 09, 2017
Another magical ethics loophole discovered by Trump as he reneges on “no new deals” promise

Another magical ethics loophole discovered by Trump as he reneges on “no new deals” promise

By Melissa McEwan - January 16, 2017
Meryl Streep calls out Trump’s bullying; Trump proves her point by insulting her in response

Meryl Streep calls out Trump’s bullying; Trump proves her point by insulting her in response

By Melissa McEwan - January 09, 2017
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