Category Archives: Politics

The Rise of the Alt-Right – Why Now?

Coalitions, particularly ones where diverse groups don’t have a lot in common, are difficult to sustain. Sure, these groups are currently united in their general hostility toward racial and ethnic minorities- and their right to share their concerns over an increasingly diverse country. But, as with other movements, these groups will find that more divides them then binds them together. Factions will rise and the loose coalition of groups will fall. Continue reading

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Why the #MeToo Campaign Matters

This post originally appeared on Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions The #MeToo hashtag is everywhere. You are hard pressed to go on Facebook, Twitter, or virtually any news outlet without seeing or hearing a reference to this recent campaign. Just in … Continue reading

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In The Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, Republicans Rally to Restrict Women’s Rights

Last week, we suffered the worst shooting in American history. Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. As we would expect, Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House rallied the troops and launched into action. War … Continue reading

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Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide

Check out my latest piece in The American Prospect. For the first time since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings established a constitutional right to an abortion in 1973, pro-life advocates find themselves squarely … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Sit-in

Check out my interview with Epoch Times on the role social media played in the sit-in. “Without platforms like Periscope and Facebook live, Americans may not have learned about—or witnessed—this political protest,” said Deana Rohlinger, professor of sociology at Florida State … Continue reading

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Politics and Planned Parenthood

Check out my piece in Contexts Magazine. It is currently available online here. politics and planned parenthood by Deana A. Rohlinger Planned Parenthood found itself caught in the middle of a political maelstrom last fall after the pro-life group, Center … Continue reading

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FDA Ruling Reshapes Abortion Battle

Read my piece in the The American Prospect. Here is a preview: FDA Ruling Reshapes Abortion Battle DEANA A. ROHLINGER MARCH 31, 2016 New federal labeling guidelines for the abortion pill deliver a major victory to the abortion-rights movement, and … Continue reading

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