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She The People: April, 2012

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Keith Olbermann, drama king

At Current TV, Al Gore replaces the same-old with the same-old.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keith Olbermann, Eliot Spitzer, Rachel Maddow, Kathleen Parker, Al Gore, Current TV, MSNBC

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Augusta’s CEO problem is a question of character

Do members tell their daughters they can be anything they want in this world except a member of daddy’s club?

By Michelle D. Bernard  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ginni rometty, IMB, augusta national, masters tournament

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 03/29/2012

All-male Augusta can do as it likes — and so can Ginni Rometty

Can you imagine the vp of marketing going into Rometty’s office to recommend that IBM send more money to Augusta, even though the CEO herself is not welcome there?

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:03 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Jack Limpert: Washingtonian editor signs off

He won 5 National Magazine awards during his nearly 50-year editorship, and used his blue pencil on my work. But I have another reason to be grateful to him; I am among those who found love through the Washingtonian. 

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washingtonian magazine, DC journalism, Jack Limpert

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Anita Hill: Testifying ‘was not on my bucket list’

She wonders if younger women think “talking about sexism is so 20th century.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anita hill, clarence thomas, supreme court, sonia sotomayor

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Arlen Specter's dirty old man routine should inspire women

Mr. Specter, keep the dirty talk going about Palin and women. Maybe once again you’ll inspire women to return to the political trenches.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlen Specter, Sarah Palin, Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, sexism, war on women

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Jane Fonda portraying Nancy Reagan: It's just acting, folks

It should come as no surprise that conservative blogs sprung into action Tuesday against Fonda, a die-hard feminist, portraying Nancy, who perfected the political wifely gaze.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jane Fonda, Vietnam, Nancy Reagan, Hollywood, conservatives

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Meet some all-American Muslims, the reality, not the show

Being Muslim and American is complimentary, not mutually exclusive.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:50 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muslim, all-American Muslim, religion

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Trayvon Martin: A dead boy becomes a brand

What lives on is "Trayvon Martin" the symbol.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Outside Supreme Court, conservatives sound like liberals

Conservatives talk like liberals during protests outside the Supreme Court on Day 2 of Obamacare arguments.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:34 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Re: No friend to women...

There are actually four states in the union that have never elected a woman to either house of Congress. One is Vermont. Vermont?

By Karen Tumulty  |  05:39 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vermont, women's rights, politics, u.s. congress

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Debbie Wasserman Schultz jokes about her fake breasts at glam Washington dinner

At the end of a joke-filled speech, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz made light of her long, no-longer private, battle with breast cancer at Saturday’s annual Gridiron Dinner.

By Annie Groer  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debbie Wasserman Schultz, breast cancer, health, health care

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Cornel West’s advice to ‘brother’ Obama

West has the habit of calling everyone “brother” and “sister,” even when his words connote something far removed from brotherly love.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, cornel west, oprah winfrey, trayvon martin, Tavis Smiley

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Bill Clinton's native Arkansas no friend to women

Arkansas placed 48th in a national survey with its bordering states, Oklahoma and Mississippi, receiving 49th and 50th respectively.

By Suzi Parker  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/26/2012

"It gets better" only for some

Had Lizzy Seeberg lived, one wonders what she would have thought of the justice system.

By Lori Stahl  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tyler Clementi, Lizzy Seeberg, it gets better, Notre Dame

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Lizzy Seeberg and sexual assault at the University of Notre Dame

There’s so much more to her story.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sexual assault, campus sexual assault, University of Notre Dame, Lizzy Seeberg, National Catholic Reporter

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012

‘Mad Men’: ‘Cops and Negroes and priests’ arrive

The season opener answered some criticism that has been directed at creator Matthew Weiner.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mad men, sexism, racism, advertising, television

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Re: Why more women don’t run for office

It turns out the voters actually want a woman candidate to fight back, which is a good lesson to remember.

By Karen Tumulty  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women in politics, women candidates, sexism

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/25/2012

Why women don’t run for political office

SHE THE PEOPLE | Are women less willing to endure — and dish out — personal attacks?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women candidates, women in politics, Karen Tumulty, Citizens United, Michele Bachmann, Connie Morella, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 03/24/2012

Asma al-Assad, Syria's Marie Antoinette

While bloodshed continues, she shops for crystal-encrusted shoes.

By Annie Groer  |  10:15 AM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asama al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad, Syrian Opposition

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Barbara Mikulski, the record-breaking not-so-gentle-lady

Even among her ideological allies, the Maryland senator can be considered grating, and she has been known to end an interview if she doesn’t like a reporter’s questions.

By Annie Groer  |  01:13 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate, Barbara Mikulski, feminist, record for longest serving woman

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Why not phone Bristol Palin, Mr. President?

“Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next,” Palin writes.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin, Bill Maher, Barack Obama, civility

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Is Romney’s Etch a Sketch carved in stone?

Lies we forgive, but the truth we punish.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:06 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, etch a sketch, Eric Fehrnstrom, GOP primary, euthanasia, Barack Obama

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Should Obama weigh in on Trayvon Martin killing?

The White House has declined to provide any details as to President Obama’s thoughts about the Trayvon Martin killing — and that is smart.

By Karen Tumulty  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Tyler Clementi tragedy: Lessons for parents

This was never a straightforward case from the get-go.

By Delia Lloyd  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tyler Clementi, Dharun Ravi, Dharun Ravi interview, bullying, Rutgers webcam case

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Black women wait too long for breast cancer testing and treatment

Each day, breast cancer kills five black women in the U.S., many having waited too long for testing and treatment.

By Jamila Bey  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Is a life sentence too severe when children kill?

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over life sentences in juvenile homicide cases and whether a lifetime of prison for a child, even a murderer, is too draconian.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  06:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  juvenile sentencing, minors, capital crimes

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Bill — and Hillary! — Clinton land Arkansas airport dedication

The Little Rock Airport Commission took Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign mantra “two for the price of one” literally today.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, airport, Amelia Earhart, 2016

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Marrying your rapist: A new low in women's rights in Morocco

Women in Morocco gathered to protest the death of a 16 year-old girl who took her life after being forced to marry her rapist.

By Delia Lloyd  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Women's Day, women's rights, Morocco Rape Marriage Law, Marrying Your Rapist, Violence Against Women

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Komen still reeling, loses more top staff

Donations are down and morale is, too, in the wake of the breast cancer charity’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

By Lori Stahl  |  09:19 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen, Nancy Brinker, Planned Parenthood

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Trayvon Martin should be every mother’s son

COLUMN | What does it say about us as a nation that young black men are still forced to live by a different set of rules?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin, Justice Department

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Santorum's presidential porn talk

As president, Santorum would “vigorously enforce” existing laws to “prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography” on the Internet and elsewhere.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, porn, 50 shades of grey, erotica, family values

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Women set Rick Perry's Facebook page on fire

SHE THE PEOPLE | Thousands of women are facetiously seeking his advice on menstrual matters.

By Lori Stahl  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Planned Parenthood, abortion, Obama

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Jobs before birth control

Who has time to worry about the “war on women” when you’re concentrating on keeping your family clothed and fed?

By Diana Reese  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews, Hardball, economy, jobs, Obama, GOP primary, birth control, war on women

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Ruth Barcan Marcus, integrating the obits

“Women rarely die, it seems,’’ an NYT reader once complained, to which an editor responded that many of those dying came of age in an “era largely run by men." 

By Sandra Fish  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ruth Barcan Marcus, New York Times, obituaries, philosophy, women

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Obama’s pitch to swing-state women

COLUMN | Democrats hope for gains among moderate and independent female voters and the widening of a gender gap that has traditionally favored their party.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, health care, Democrats, Republicans, North Carolina, DNC, 2012 convention, birth control

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/17/2012

Romney loves Puerto Rico but Sotomayor, not so much

His attacks on the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice may cost him.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, sonia sotomayor, puerto rico, rick santorum

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Violence against women: A partisan issue?

Every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted last month to oppose reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, despite easy readoption in 2000 and 2005.

By Lori Stahl  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  violence against women, Senate, Planned Parenthood, political parties

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Obama fans like the movie but wonder if it's too late in coming

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:35 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Blago, welcome to Colorado

While spending the next 12 years or so here in Colorado, you'll want to start out by drinking plenty of water and adjusting to the altitude.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:07 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rod Blagojevich, Illinois, scandal, prison

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Why Romney’s grits are fried

(It has nothing to do with his accent.)

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:49 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/15/2012

JonBenet Ramsey book won't catch her killer

It's sad that her father now offers photos of an authentic-looking 6-year-old — photos that could have counteracted her beauty pageant image 15 years ago.

By Sandra Fish  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  JonBenet Ramsey, John Ramsey, Boulder

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Louis C.K.’s right to ‘filthy language about women’

Not only is Louis C.K. the wrong guy to go after on this topic, but he would have been perfect to needle a roomful of working journalists.

By Jamila Bey  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Louis, C.K., comedy, Greta, Van Susteren

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 03/13/2012

‘Game Change’ and the optics of optics

To me, a movie based on a book drawn from a campaign built on an illusion dilutes authenticity a bit too much. 

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  06:36 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Change, Sarah Palin, HBO

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Ultrasounds, voter IDs and ‘a bunch of Mexicans’: Another day in Texas

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck was trying to backpedal after being accused of speaking about a “bunch of Mexicans.”

By Lori Stahl  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  voter ID, Texas, Latino, Hispanic, Santorum, Obama, Justice Department, elections

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Samantha Cameron, political wife for the 21st century

Samantha Cameron remains largely out of view in the U.K., largely because she’s really busy with her day job. She is, among other things, a very successful businesswoman.

By Delia Lloyd  |  12:21 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Samantha Cameron, political wife, political wives

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Christian band ignites controversy

They said that the average age of a gay man at death was 42 because his actions "literally kill him."

By Suzi Parker  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-bullying, submissive marriage, Junkyard Prophet, Christian band, Bradlee Dean

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/12/2012

‘Doonesbury’ on ultrasound as rape

SHE THE PEOPLE | Garry Trudeau seemingly has no qualms about diving into the abortion debate.

By Delia Lloyd  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau, transvaginal ultrasounds, Texas abortion law, abortion laws

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Why blacks need another civil rights movement

SHE THE PEOPLE | “We must work to set a new agenda with a new set of priorities,” says author Murray Fortner.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/10/2012

Spanx inventrix Sara Blakely breaks the billionaire mold

As Number 1153 on the overwhelmingly male list of 1,226, Forbes says she’s the youngest woman to get there “without help from a husband or an inheritance.”

By Annie Groer  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sara Blakely, Spanx, Manx

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Fate of Texas Planned Parenthood clinics uncertain

Under a new state law being put into effect this month, women’s health clinics that “affiliate with” abortion providers are ineligible for funding from the Texas Women’s Health Program.

By Lori Stahl  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Raising a son is no picnic, but I’ll take it

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Whose war, and on which women?

Is there no official in either party willing to say wrong is wrong? If so, he or she has yet to step to the mic.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women, She the People, Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Pat Robertson and the pot promoters

Can the televangelist’s half measure of support move the needle, so to speak, on decriminalization?

By Sandra Fish  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat Robertson, marijuana, medical marijuana, marijuana legalization, election 2012

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Pinterest is a female ghetto, but that's not the problem

If the supporters of SOPA and PIPA get their way, even a video of a teenager singing her favorite song could bring a lawsuit.

By Donna Trussell  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pinterest, sopa, pipa, copyright, photography, etsy

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012

The pillbox primary

The candidate’s wives must do what their husbands cannot — come across as trustworthy, relatable, and aware that the 21st century started a while ago.

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP primary, Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Karen Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Rush Limbaugh, contraception, women's vote, women voters'

Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 03/07/2012

N.C. factory workers on Obama’s visit

“I’m not going to lie. I didn’t vote for him.” But “how can you not respect the guy? He takes the blame for everything, whether it’s his fault or not.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:34 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Abortion research: Is it ever unbiased?

Whatever your political proclivities, you might balk when confronted with data that don’t support your ideological priorities.

By Delia Lloyd  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion research, abortion and mental health, abortion laws

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Can women bring civility to politics?

When we make up 51 percent of the population, we could almost plead taxation without representation.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympia Snowe, women in politics, 2012 elections

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Yes, conservatives can be more openminded than liberals

Some conservatives often twist the founding fathers’ words, but it’s not like the left plays fair all the time either.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:03 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Rush Limbaugh not the only culprit, left guilty of misogyny too

When are we going to hear similar outrage over the casual sexism of the left-leaning commentariat?

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/05/2012

‘After-birth abortion’: Can they be serious?

“We claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be.’’

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  after-birth abortion, abortion debate

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Lindsay Lohan's Poor Supervision

I’d lost interest in the poor girl’s saga several years ago, when pictures of her not wearing underwear kept showing up at the checkout line.  After reading the New York Post, though, I’m back on her side.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  06:19 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Saturday Night Live, Lindsay Lohan, Lorne Michaels, Mean Girls

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 03/03/2012

Rush Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke

SHE THE PEOPLE | Limbaugh has said a lot of outrageous things on his show, but I can’t recall him ever before apologizing.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:35 PM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh, Limbaugh apologizes

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/03/2012

Why John Edwards wants sex tape saved

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/03/2012

Michelle Obama takes N.C., in hopes her husband does the same

“Let’s Move!” moved to North Carolina on Friday in an event with schoolchildren that had the first lady charming the crowd.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/03/2012

Breitbart: The Band Plays On

SHE THE PEOPLE | Liberal causes that Andrew Breitbart battled against have lost a formidable foe. 

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, breitbart, ACORN, shirley sherrod

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/02/2012

When Rush Limbaugh talks, who wins and who loses?

For GOP candidates, this one is a “Sister Souljah” no-brainer — unless they’re afraid of what’s-his-name.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Nancy Pelosi, GOP war on women

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

Bob Kerrey, war criminal?

Are there acts so repulsive that they disqualify one outright for public service?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Kerrey, Greg Vistica, Thanh Phong, Vietnam, New York Times Magazine

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke was hate speech

SHE THE PEOPLE | Rush Limbaugh is so keen on pornography, he’s suggested an entirely new genre of it.

By Jamila Bey  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Contracpetion, Birth Control, Health Care

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Shirley Sherrod reflects on her link to Andrew Breitbart

The USDA official fired on false accusations of racism, offers only prayers to family of the man who started the whole episode.

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shirley sherrod, andrew brietbart, Andrew Breitbart, Breitbart and sherrod

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/01/2012

GOP's primary problem: Would you want to have a beer with any of these guys?

COLUMN | Likability has always been important to voters in picking a president.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/01/2012

A brutal murder, a mother's grief

“I never feel happy in my heart. My heart is cold.”

By Delia Lloyd  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  murder of son, mother's grief, violent crime

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Santorum remembers the ladies in Michigan speech

“My mom was a professional who actually made more money than her husband.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Karen Santorum, Elizabeth Santorum, women voters, GOP primary

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Politics of Communion: Why was Barbara Johnson turned away?

Second on the list of sins that can stand between a Catholic and Communion is a lapse referred to as “harboring deliberate hatred of others.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barbara Johnson, Marcel Guarnizo, Roman Catholic Church

 

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