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  • Originally published 02/10/2017

    Silencing Elizabeth Warren: Gag rules have a long, dark history

    Manisha Sinha

    When Sen. Mitch McConnell declared of Sen. Elizabeth Warren that "she was warned" and yet "she persisted," he sounded like a throwback to a time when conservatives sought to silence abolitionist women like the Grimke sisters, and before them the black woman abolitionist Maria Stewart, who dared to speak out against slavery.