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War on women

War on women

Republicans like to claim that the party's "war on women" is a political hatchet job by Democrats, yet the GOP keeps providing evidence that it's real. The latest is the rather chilling report that Donald Trump's transition team has asked the State Department to provide all information regarding gender-related "staffing, programming and funding," a query first reported by The Washington Post.

There was no immediate explanation of why the request for information about "programs that promote gender equality" was made, but it's difficult to see it as anything short of an attack on U.S. efforts to promote women's rights worldwide. It's particularly...