Latest from Monica Hesse

Andrew Cuomo and the old ‘I was just being playful’ excuse

If asking whether your 20-something aide has ever been with an older man is just a joke, then what’s the punchline?
  • Mar 2, 2021

Rand Paul’s ignorant questioning of Rachel Levine showed why we need her in government

Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health would be the first transgender official to be confirmed by the Senate.
  • Feb 26, 2021

Rush Limbaugh had a lot to say about feminism. Women learned how to not care.

He tried to mock “feminazis” into retreat. It had the opposite effect.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Capitol rioters searched for Nancy Pelosi in a way that should make every woman’s skin crawl

“Oh, Naaaaaaancy” became an ominous tune.
  • Feb 10, 2021

Jamie Raskin told us how to think about Jan. 6. Then he showed us how to feel about it.

The impeachment manager described a national crisis by talking about a family emergency.
  • Feb 10, 2021

The Greene-House gas effect is toxic. Republicans won’t crack a window.

Marjorie Taylor Greene seeped into Congress through cracks in the foundation.
  • Feb 4, 2021

AOC explains why Republicans can’t just tell her to forget about the insurrection and move on

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the talking points of her Republican colleagues to the tactics of an abuser.
  • Feb 2, 2021

No, more sex is not the answer to the country’s problems

Women cannot be expected to stave off stock market mischief or demographic collapse by throwing their bodies at the problem.
  • Jan 29, 2021

American democracy finally passes the Bechdel test

Kamala D. Harris and Sonia Sotomayor shared one minute on Washington’s biggest stage.
  • Jan 21, 2021

Inauguration Day was a milestone, but it’s not the destination

If you spent the past year (or four) wishing for a time machine, I have good news and bad news.
  • Jan 20, 2021