Dana Milbank: In the Trump Administration, It’s Always “A Day Without a Woman”

(As below and above, Mark’s Text Terminal is observing Women’s History Month. Here is a post from Diane Ravitch’s blog on sexism in the United States Government that is worth considering.)

Diane Ravitch's blog

Today was International Women’s Day. The perfect day in the Trump era to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of women’s healthcare.


Let’s hope there’s generous funding in Republicans’ new health-care bill to prevent and cure tone-deafness.

“Wednesday was International Women’s Day, and to observe this annual commemoration House Republicans formally took up their legislation defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of health services for women.

“House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a news conference Wednesday morning, boasted about ending the funding of Planned Parenthood, listing it as one of the things “we’ve been dreaming about doing.” And what better time to make this dream come true than on International Women’s Day, on the eighth day of Women’s History Month?

“This could be the beginning of a new legislative style in Congress:

Bills to “build the wall” could be marked up on Cinco de Mayo.

The Iranian nuclear…

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