In a Tense Moment That Did Not Go at All Well, CPAC Finally Addressed #MeToo

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—The “#UsToo: Left Out by the Left”—one of the few CPAC panels dedicated to women—came near the end of the three-day conference. The conference had already thinned out, half of the press had packed up, and even Sebastian Gorka had driven away in his black Mustang covered with American flags while…

Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of 15-Year-Old Girl Emblematizes Systemic Injustice for Indigenous Women and Girls

In 2014, 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s 72-pound body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River, wrapped in a blanket belonging to Raymond Cormier, 56. On Thursday, Cormier was found not guilty of murder, despite being linked to Fontaine by various witnesses, despite Fontaine’s own 911 call reporting him for vehicle theft,…

At CPAC, Women Are Never Victims and Government Is the Real Threat

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—Everyone was confused at “How to Win Women,” a CPAC panel originally scheduled for the afternoon of February 22. It was unclear whether or not the panel, hosted by the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), was going to happen, or whether or not it had been silently abandoned. The volunteers staffing…


Florida Gov. Rick Scott Plans to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Guns to 21, Is Still an NRA Shill

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, Florida Governor Rick Scott is proposing legislative changes in the hopes of preventing another tragedy. The biggest stunner from Scott’s late morning press conference was a controversial plan to raise the minimum age to purchase guns from 18 years old to 21.