Woman's National Democratic Club

Reversing Roe v. Wade Is NOT Just About Abortions

Reversing Roe v. Wade Is NOT Just About Abortions by Karen Pataky, Director, Public Policy & Political Action Committee; Chair, Health Policy Task Force So ex-President Trump’s SCOTUS nominees are fulfilling their purpose. Roe v Wade will cease to be settled law in one month and several states are ready to make all abortions illegal. … Read more

The Silent Democrats

The Silent Democrats By Zina Greene, Member, Democracy & Human Rights Task Force Few will forget the Senate committee confirmation hearings for Justice Katanji Brown Jackson and the vile treatment she received from Senators Cruz, Blackman, Graham, and others who read their questions, or mostly made statements from a script—the same script. The script paid … Read more

The Hedgehog and the Fox—The Biden Administration Leads in Dangerous Times

The Hedgehog and the Fox—The Biden Administration Leads in Dangerous Times By Ambassador (ret.) Cynthia Efird, Member, Foreign Policy & National Security Task Force Since the February 24th invasion of Ukraine, the growing evidence of Russian defeats on the ground, in international standing, and in economic viability has caused some pundits to suggest that President … Read more

Biden/Harris Administration Successes: Progress for People, Building for Strong, Sustainable Growth, Leading with Dignity at Home and Abroad

One takeaway from the media coverage in the week following President Biden’s State of the Union Address is that facts without hype, a serious approach to complicated problems, and a mature acceptance of realities are a hard sell following the last administration’s rollercoaster ride of thrills and chills, lies and flimflam. Perhaps it is time … Read more

What We Should be Getting from the Media: Biden’s Gift to Democracy

This moment brings in the high relief why the media and its commentators  have been so bad at covering a truly enormous event in global history: the Russian invasion of Ukraine and not only its peoples brave defense of their land and their democratic freedoms but citizens of the world taking to their streets to … Read more

Post-Cold War Institutions Confront a Rapacious Dictator

In our despair at the reckless destruction we see Putin inflicting on Ukraine, it is too easy to discount the importance of the European security architecture that US administrations have worked with our allies to create since the end of the Cold War. While it is true that these institutions cannot impose instant solutions to … Read more

Slow Reveal: Ukraine Crisis Reveals Strength Is in Acting Together with Allies

The latest in a series of documentaries on American presidents was on President George W. Bush. It ends with his decision to invade Iraq in what became the Second Iraq War. The reason for this decision was given as the importance of taking strong action following the 9/11 attack. The majority of those counseling him … Read more

Fishing in Troubled Waters: Russia and Culture Wars

This week, as we focus on the dangerous situation caused by the Russian build-up on the Ukraine border and the efforts by the Biden Administration in the UN Security Council and in bilateral exchanges to counter Russian expansionism, we should not lose sight of a larger pattern of Russian aggression in the US and in … Read more