Stories by Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is the host and founder of "GRITtv with Laura Flanders." She is the author of "Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species" and "Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians." A regular contributor for MSNBC, Flanders has appeared on shows from "Real Time with Bill Maher" to "The O’Reilly Factor." For more information, visit subscribe to Laura Flanders's feed

Posted on: Aug 25, 2004, Source: Air America

The story we have been hearing for years about demonstrators performing acts of violence at demonstrations doesn't fit with the facts.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2004, Source: Air America

Singer Rickie Lee Jones finds artistic motivation in the fight against the Patriot Act.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

An insidious ad campaign tries to dress Bush and his policies in female-friendly clothing. It's not pretty.

Posted on: May 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Culture warrior Lynne Cheney, who says she is more conservative than her husband Dick, delights the right -- but her past indicates that she has a knack for fitting herself and her opinions to suit the opportunities of her time.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

As an African-American woman who grew up in the midst of a brutal race war and yet rejects the idea of discrimination, Condoleezza Rice is a GOP dream come true.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2004, Source: The Nation

When a kinder, gentler spin is necessary for any of George Bush's policy decisions, his administration turns to a crack team: the Bushwomen.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2003, Source:

Silicon breast implants are still a health hazard, despite assertions in The New York Times.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2003, Source:

The bestselling Chilean author speaks out on life in Chile, political repression and the perils of complacency.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2003, Source:

Racism is alive and well. Will the Supreme Court acknowledge it?

Posted on: Apr 3, 2003, Source: Working Assets Radio

A pre-war interview with John Brady Kiesling and John Brown shows their concerns to have been alarmingly prescient.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2003, Source:

The media tends to focus intensely on judicial appointments, while ignoring other presidential nominees who can do just as much harm.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2002, Source: The Nation

Thanks to the Patriot Act, federal agents are pressuring libraries across the nation to turn over reading records.

Posted on: May 29, 2002, Source:

The activist founder of the Body Shop has been censored by the Web's most popular search engine. So much for the equal-access glories of the Internet.

Posted on: May 22, 2002, Source:

It's shaping up to be a very bad year for the independent press across the country. Have you hugged an indie publisher today?

Posted on: May 1, 2002, Source:

The communications guru's resignation is not a cautionary tale for working moms but a lesson in how the mainstream media eats up White House spin.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

On Saturday, April 20, Americans of all stripes will mass in Washington and around the country to oppose Bush's war in Afghanistan and Sharon's war in Israel.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2002, Source:

In New York, Jewish hearts are breaking over Israel's war. Some say their parents' dream of Israel is dead.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2002, Source:

There's another shoe about to drop in the Catholic priest molestation scandals, as politicians and taxpayers awaken to their own piece in this ugly picture.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2002, Source:

A Palestinian woman appears to have carried out a suicide attack, killing herself and an 81-year-old man and wounding 150 others in a crowded Jerusalem shopping street on Sunday.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2002, Source:

Media is more concerned with Will Smith's abs than politics of Muhammad Ali. No surprise there, but how well does the current moment emulate the Ali years?

Posted on: Dec 2, 2001, Source:

Of the 1,200 detained in the post-Sept. 11 anti-terror sweep, 548 remain in custody. Only about a dozen of them, it turns out, have any ties to anything that could remotely be characterized as terrorism.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2001, Source:

U.S. bombs have obliterated the Kabul office of Al-Jazeera, the Arab TV station that has been criticized for showing civilian casualties and bin Laden videotapes.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2001, Source:

Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh are pressuring the corporate news media to ignore civilian casualties and dissenting views about the war on terrorism.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2001, Source:

UK history is rich in tools to "intercept and obstruct" terrorism. Their effect? Almost without exception, emergency legislation "to defend democracy" only served to undermine people's rights.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2001, Source:

Bipartisanship is appropriate in wartime, but Democratic acquiescence didn't come in with the flights that hit the Trade Towers. It was there before Sept. 11.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2001, Source:

At a meeting of the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan, those who know the Taliban best talk about how the U.S. should respond to the September 11 attacks.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2001, Source:

Two hours after the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked, it's not clear how coverage will develop. But if history is any indication, the media will rush to judgement against Islamic terrorists.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2001, Source:

The press characterized Jesse Helms as a cantankerous throwback, but it just isn't true. Buying votes, breaking campaign finance laws, squeezing into office with a dubious majority -- there's nothing out of date about that.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2001, Source:

The crisis at Pacifica Radio has come to a head, now that Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, has been forced off the air by intimidation and threats from managers at WBAI.