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She The People: March, 2012

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Where did the heavy moral choice in politics go?

“There certainly aren’t any Henry Fondas around anymore,’’ says political adviser Mark McKinnon.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:09 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 PM ET, 02/28/2012

How black women resist beauty brainwash: It’s not pretty

How does a woman ignore the beauty standards set by fashion magazines? So seldom finding ourselves there may make it easier.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:13 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Sarah Palin, trashing ‘Game Change’ to stay in the game

Last week, the former Alaska governor’s aides spoke out angrily, calling “Game Change” “sick.” What a brilliant move. The more they protest, the more attention Palin gets.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:02 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 02/26/2012

George Huguely won’t ‘grow out of’ alcoholism

A juror said that was the thinking behind the 26-year sentence they recommended. But that’s not how addiction works.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:13 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Huguely V, Yeardley Love, alcoholism, University of Virginia lacrosse, Huguely sentencing, Huguely found guilty

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Will another politico join DWTS?

One of my favorite voting events of the year is coming up, and I'm not talking about Super Tuesday.

By Sandra Fish  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin, DWTS, Dancing With the Stars

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 02/25/2012

Candidates’ wives provide a reality check

It is reassuring to think that when the Man Who Would Be President goes home, there is someone there to remind him that he’s mortal.

By Karen Tumulty  |  08:07 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 02/25/2012

Ann Romney: Should she be the candidate?

SHE THE PEOPLE | Somewhere a staffer is worrying about Ann Romney’s “Maybe I should do all the talking” remark.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:48 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/25/2012

More Romney car talk: the candidate’s fling with a European

New book reveals that at one point the candidate betrayed Detroit with an alluring European.

By Karen Tumulty  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Meryl Streep should win Oscar for movie panned over politics

“The Iron Lady” is worth seeing, whatever your view of Margaret Thatcher.

By Delia Lloyd  |  10:16 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  meryl streep, The Iron Lady, Oscars 2012

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Mitt’s cars: Is a Cadillac ever just a Cadillac?

Mitt’s ‘coupla Cadillacs’ moment isn’t noteworthy because we care how many cars he has.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:42 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 02/23/2012

A president of all the people?

Can you picture any of the GOP candidates presiding over a ceremony of reconciliation and unity?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:56 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Rick Santorum's poodle-skirt vision of America

COLUMN | Let these pro-life Republican men who are so concerned about innocent lives put their money where their mouths are.

By Donna Trussell  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, foster friess, birth control, violence, women

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/23/2012

What’s Sandra Fluke got to do with the contraception religious exemption?

Fluke testifies to Congress today for insurance coverage that includes free contraception. But is she the right witness?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sandra Fluke, Nancy Pelosi, contraceptive mandate, religious liberty, religious exemption

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Chris Christie White House fat jokes on rise again

The Chris Christie girth control watch and fat jokes have returned to TV amid chatter about a brokered Republican nominating convention.

By Annie Groer  |  07:43 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP primary, Gov. Chris Christie, Fat Jokes

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 02/22/2012

A Murphy Brown moment in Arizona debate?

Would a debate moderator ask the hopefuls about sitcom reproductive “lifestyle choices?”

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  07:37 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John King, Rick Santorum, New Gingrich, GOP debates

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Clay Aiken v. Catholics in renewed culture war

Aiken has released a video opposing an amendment to the North Carolina state constitution that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:40 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 02/21/2012

It’s Democrats who are putting focus on birth control

COLUMN | Wondering why the Republicans would want to ride such a losing pony? They don’t.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:15 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on birth control, GOP primary, Santorum and birth control, war on contraception, Obama and Catholics, Rick Santorum, Andrew Sullivan, Barack Obama, health care mandate, contraception mandate, Foster Freiss, Foster Friess, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 02/20/2012

Thinking of having a baby solo? Don’t.

On the way home to our furnished apartment, I spelled out that no “daddy” would be arriving at the door fresh from a business trip.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  12:47 PM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  single parents, out-of-wedlock, children of moms under 30, birthrate

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012

Doug Brinkley: Jodi Kantor’s ‘The Obamas’ is ‘chick nonfiction’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jodi Kantor, Douglas Brinkley, chick non-fiction, The Obamas

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 02/19/2012

Santorum’s take on amnios doesn’t add up

“Amniocentesis does, in fact, result more often than not in this country in abortions,” the Republican presidential candidate said. “That is a fact.” I strongly doubt that.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:56 PM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, amnios, amniocentesis and Santorum, GOP primary, Jennifer Rubin, social conservatives, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 02/17/2012

The transformation of George Huguely into ‘Georgie’

COLUMN | George Wesley Huguely V, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering Yeardley Love, has come to court looking like somebody’s skinny kid brother.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:06 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Huguely, University of Virginia, Virginia crime

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Remembering Anthony Shadid, journalist and father

Washington Post dance critic Sarah Kaufman remembers the award-winning correspondent’s love for his daughter.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Does the GOP really want to go there on birth control?

Recent statements by Republicans on contraception and other touchy social issues risk alienating a large bloc of voters — women

By Sandra Fish  |  04:02 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birth control, contraception, Rick Santorum

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Some Arkansas Dems still waiting for Clinton’s ‘thank you’

“Clinton involved thousands of people in Arkansas, including a lot of women in Democratic groups, in his lie” about Monica Lewinsky, one Democrat says, and not everyone is over it even now.

By Suzi Parker  |  09:44 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, impeachment, Hillary Clinton, vast right-wing conspiracy, Dick Morris, PBS, Arkansas Democrats

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Obama, former religious allies distant

You don’t call, you don’t write: “There’s no one there to pick up the bat phone.’’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:24 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholics, Obama, Mike Huckabee, contraception mandate, contraception compromise, Jay Carney, Joe Biden, Barack Obama

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/14/2012

A valentine for Komen

In today’s super-charged partisan era, fence-straddling is no longer an option, and even a charity has no safe place to sit.

By Lori Stahl  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nancy Brinker, Susan G. Komen, abortion, Planned Parenthood

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Is “The Loving Story” over, even now?

In a poll of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina last month, 20 percent still said interracial marriage should be illegal.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:18 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Nicki Minaj, have you learned nothing from Madonna?

As best I could make out, Minaj was portraying a fan of “West Side Story” in need of mental help.

By Jamila Bey  |  04:17 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Catholic Church, please be quiet

If I wanted to hear what you have to say, I’d still be going to church.

By Delia Lloyd  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholic church, contraceptives, Catholic Bishops, preventative health care and contraceptives, health care reform and contraception Catholic Conference of Bishops

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Oh Daniel Radcliffe, do grow up

To get viewers to take him seriously as the widower he plays in ‘The Lady in Black,’ Radcliffe has gone into TMI overdrive.

By Delia Lloyd  |  11:21 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daniel radcliffe, the woman in black, harry potter, daniel radcliffe alcoholism, sex with fans, daniel radcliffe sex with fans

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Albright on Obama’s foreign policy: ‘Osama bin Laden is still dead’

On Hillary Rodham Clinton’s retirement plans: “One has to take even people you don’t know well at their word, and if somebody’s a good friend then you owe them that.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:43 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Madeleine Albright, Osama bin Laden, Hillary Clinton, foreign policy, Read My Pins

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/12/2012

CPAC 2012: Sarah Palin, motivator-in-chief

SHE THE PEOPLE | At the CPAC convention, the former vice presidential candidate had the audience enraptured as she fired off a year’s worth of sarcastic one-liners at “Professor Obama.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, CPAC, conservatives, Palin at CPAC, GOP primary, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/12/2012

Chart of Obama ‘evolving’ on gay marriage shows New York Magazine needs to evolve

How could the magazine miss the subtext its illustration conveyed, that the humanity of an African American president rests on his support of same-sex marriage?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  darwin, evolution, new york magazine, gay rights, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, Barack Obama

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 02/12/2012

Whitney Houston, I will always love you

We laughed to stop crying. What had happened to Whitney? Model. Queen of the power ballad. Girl next door married to bad boy Bobby Brown.

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:17 AM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston, "Saving All My Love for You", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody", Whitney Houston Newark, Bobby Brown, Prince

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/11/2012

Callista Gingrich talks up Newt at CPAC

“When we decided to run, we knew there would be tough stories from the media as well as hurtful attacks from some of our opponents,” she said.

By Annie Groer  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, CPAC

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/11/2012

Female Navy vet: Santorum has a point

There are real issues of equality for women in the military, but they have nothing to do with forcing women into submarines or onto the front lines.

By Elizabeth Reintjes De Angelo  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, GOP primary, women in combat roles, Santorum on women in combat roles, U.S. Navy

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Ellen DeGeneres and the suddenly cool JC Penney

The retailing behemoth that has been the home of all things functional but unhip is suddenly almost as in as Apple.

By Carla Baranauckas  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Dallas boys go on expensive field trip, girls stay behind

About 5,000 fifth-grade boys in Dallas were taken on a field trip to a new movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, while fifth-grade girls remained at school.

By Lori Stahl  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, combat, women in combat, Red Tails, gender disparity

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Sharon Malone, Eric Holder’s wife, to appear in PBS special ‘Slavery by Another Name’

Malone adds her own family story to the project, which airs Feb. 13 on PBS.

By Annie Groer  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil Rights, PBS, Eric Holder, Sharon Malone, Gov. George C. Wallace, Douglas Blackmon

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Santorum and women in combat: You want ‘other emotions,’ senator?

Our writers respond to GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s comment that “other emotions” could hinder female soldiers in combat roles.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Santorum and women in combat, Rick Santorum, Pentagon rules on women in combat

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Yeardley Love’s home team

Unlike abused women who don’t know whom to call or whether they’ll be believed, she couldn’t have been more supported.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:51 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yeardley Love, George Huguely V, University of Virginia, domestic abuse, abused women, Huguely trial, lacrosse

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Obama and Catholics: Sometimes, you have to take it on faith

It’s a mistake, categorizing Americans into red vs. blue, poor vs. hard-working middle class, godless secularists vs. true believers. Most people are both-and, not either-or.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:48 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, HHS, contraceptive ruling, David Axelrod, birth control

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Powell family blew up in slow motion, and we just watched

Did no one have the authority to reach in and save Josh and Susan Powell’s 5- and 7-year-old boys?

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  06:29 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Powell, Susan Powell, Steve Powell

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Geena Davis on cartoons for power girls

From 2006 to 2009, no female character was depicted in a G-rated family film in the field of medical science or law, or as a leader in business or politics.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Geena Davis, entertainment for girls, gender stereotypes, Thelma and Louise

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Priest out for praying wrong

Father Bill Rowe, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Mount Carmel, Illinois, has been forced out for praying in his own words rather than reading from the Roman Missal.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:34 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Obama decision on contraception, First Amendment, free exercise of religion, David Axelrod, George Weigel, Karen Handel, clerical sex abuse, Catholic Church, Fr. Bill Rowe, St. Mary's Church, Mount Carmel, Illinois

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/07/2012

On Marco Rubio, repealing the embargo and reading Castro’s memoirs

"I prefer an old clock, old eyeglasses, old boots,’’ Fidel tells his co-author, “and in politics, everything new."

By Delia Lloyd  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro's memoirs, Castro's memoirs, Mark Rubio, Cuba trade embargo

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

What Komen spends on Komen

In 2010, the Dallas-based foundation spent $20 million for advertising and promotion, $14 million for “office expenses’’ and more than $14 million for consulting and professional services.

By Lori Stahl  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen Foundation, Nancy Brinker, Planned Parenthood, Komen compensation

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 02/06/2012

A Super Bowl party with wistful former players

“You look at the game with an analytical eye; you’re watching it and grading it at the same time.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:34 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  super bowl, Madonna, Troy Pelshak, NFL Retired Players Association, New England Patriots

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 02/05/2012

Bill Clinton, ‘America's first Jewish president’

“Since I’ve seen you, I acquired a Jewish son-in-law,” Clinton told the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. He also told the crowd he celebrates the Jewish holidays.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:03 PM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Israel, Arkansas, Tikkun Olam

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/05/2012

Komen, go back to your roots

SHE THE PEOPLE | Komen founder Nancy Brinker watched for three years as tumors invaded every part of her beloved sister Susan’s body, and killed her at 36.

By Donna Trussell  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen, Nancy Brinker, Planned Parenthood, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Komen and Planned Parenthood

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 02/05/2012

At Super Bowl XLVI, all eyes on Madonna

SHE THE PEOPLE | Her detractors claim the only reason she is performing is to generate a larger share of women viewers for the Super Bowl. But what would be wrong with that?

By Suzi Parker  |  08:26 AM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Madonna, Super Bowl 2012, MTV

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 02/04/2012

Campaigning is child neglect? Since when?

Yes, Santorum and Palin campaigned while also being parents. But unless their children were locked in closets, I'm not calling child services.

By Donna Trussell  |  08:55 AM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, child abuse, child neglect, daughter

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Keep your Super Bowl (Give me show tunes!)

For those who love live theater, love the idea of live theater, or just love Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Tonys, “Smash” looks like it will be our new appointment TV.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  06:13 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smash, superbowl, superbowl XLVI, NBC

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Komen no longer owns pink

SHE THE PEOPLE | Komen no longer owns that color. And neither, though I myself am a breast-cancer survivor, does the breast cancer cause.

By Sandra Fish  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen Foundation, Pink Ribbons, Inc., Think Before You Pink, Breast Cancer Action, breast cancer, Planned Parenthood, mammograms, heart disease

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Obama ruling requires Catholic institutions to violate church teaching

Obama risks losing the Catholic vote after his administration denied conscience protections.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:57 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Do you know the muffin man? (Hint: he’s running for president)

There he was, carrying breakfast to the Mrs.

By Karen Tumulty  |  03:43 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, Florida primary, GOP primary, Jacksonville

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Komen’s Nancy Brinker: ‘We will never bow to pressure.’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:24 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen, Planned Parenthood, Nancy Brinker, breast cancer, Cecile Richards

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Colorado Republicans explain their presidential picks

“Colorado’s kind of a Romney state,” one voter said.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, GOP primary, Colorado caucuses, tea party, Herman Cain, Nevada primary

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision all about politics

COLUMN | Komen founder Nancy Brinker has strong Republican ties, and Cecile Richards, who leads Planned Parenthood, has strong Democratic Party ties.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen cuts funding to Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, abortion, contraception, mammograms, breast screenings, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Nancy Brinker, breast cancer, breast cancer research, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Ann Richards

Posted at 03:16 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Florida women dump Newt

Were they just too mature for him?

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  03:16 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gingrich, Florida Republican primary, women voters

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Planned Parenthood will recoup, but will Komen?

SHE THE PEOPLE | Planned Parenthood has already raised $250,000 on the news.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:31 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen Foundation, Komen Race for the Cure, Planned Parenthood, Lizz Winstead, Komen cuts Planned Parenthood funding

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Why Romney won’t get the ‘Al Gore’ treatment

No one wants that ‘been there’ feeling of covering the last war, or a race that was over way back when you could show up at the last minute and still make your airplane. And then there’s this: The two men are not that much alike.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:32 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Newt Gingrich: Against racial dog whistles before he was for them

Back in 1988, he had some excellent advice for his party.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, race, food stamp president, Barack Obama, race, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, GOP primary, '08 Democratic primary, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Santorum and the bulletproof glass ceiling: Would we be as understanding of a mom?

We know the answer, actually. Sarah Palin found out the hard way three years ago, after having her “priorities” eviscerated, mostly by other women.

By Patricia Murphy  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Bella Santorum, family values, Sarah Palin, Sally Quinn, GOP primary, Trisomy 18, Down syndrome, motherhood

 

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