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She The People: April, 2012

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Does Mitt Romney watch HBO’s ‘Girls’?

The generation of young people currently coming of age are not just broke but without an ability to pay down loans.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HBO, Girls, Lena Dunham, Millennial, Mitt, Romney

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/28/2012

John Lewis and Charles Taylor: a reflection on heroism and villainy

The civil rights leader and the just-convicted ex-Liberian president offer a study in heroism, villainy.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congressman John Lewis, Liberia, Charles Taylor

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 04/27/2012

John Edwards trial: A reporter’s notes on a long-ago trip with the senator and Andrew Young

This week, I find myself thinking back to the three days that I spent traveling the state with John Edwards, Andrew Young and the senator’s then-press secretary, Mike Briggs.

By Karen Tumulty  |  06:37 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/27/2012

SNL appearance could mean huge returns for the Romneys

If the Romneys share the SNL stage, will Ann Romney help us glimpse the real Mitt?

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Rush Limbaugh’s insults demonstrate his fear of Hillary Clinton

Radio host recycles old jokes about chief U.S. diplomat, dismissing her with: “all she is is a secretary.”

By Suzi Parker  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Rush Limbaugh, Spanx, cankles, Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Fluke

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/26/2012

John Edwards on a bike in Iowa: It all looks different now

Following Edwards's trial on campaign finance violations in North Carolina this week takes me back to a day in the middle of Iowa in July 2007.

By Sandra Fish  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, Lance Armstrong, RAGBRAI, Iowa

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012

More children identify as ‘biracial’: just a choice or a good thing?

Just a choice or a good thing?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, biracil, mixed race, census

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012

The mommy wars inside my head

You see, I’m about to go back to work full time. And not unexpectedly, I have mixed feelings about that.

By Delia Lloyd  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mommy wars, elisabeth badinter, ann romney

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Will Obama owe Bill and Hillary Clinton's popularity for a 2016 win?

In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating stands at 65 percent. It’s the highest for her in the poll’s history.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:37 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2016

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Deion Sanders and wife cited by police, but only she is jailed overnight

The estranged couple had a domestic dispute in which the NFL star says his wife attacked him. She’s 120 pounds. He’s a former pro football cornerback.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deion Sanders, Pilar Sanders, domestic dispute

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Judge Catherine Eagles is on John Edwards’s case

Catherine Eagles, a drawling, sometimes sassy Tennessee native, is new to the federal bench.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:25 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judge Catherine Eagles, John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards trial, Andrew Young, campaign finance law, Rielle Hunter, Abbe Lowell

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama plays to youth vote in Boulder, Colo.

Come fall, Obama the campaigner will need college students in his reelection effort — as voters and as volunteers.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, student loans, 2012 presidential race, Boulder, University of Colorado, Robert Redford

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Callista Gingrich – without Newt – joins GOP women for a chat

Wistful and wishful thinking weaved through a gathering hosted by Republican women with Callista Gingrich as the speaker and draw.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:29 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 04/24/2012

John Edwards trial: Andrew Young is one confused witness

But when Young said he agreed to claim paternity for the candidate’s child with Rielle Hunter for opportunistic reasons, that rang true.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:29 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards trial, Andrew Young, Rielle Hunter, Elizabeth Edwards, Cate Edwards, campaign finance laws

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Newt and Callista Gingrich meet the life of Billy Graham

Gingrich expressed displeasure that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has moved to a “general election speech,” saying it was “insulting” to those who have yet to vote in upcoming contests.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newt gingrich, mitt romney, callista gingrich, billy graham library, franklin graham, obama, amendment one, Republicans

Posted at 10:56 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Antonis Samaras, Greece’s compassionate conservative

The grandson of a Greek writer who committed suicide when Nazis hoisted a swastika over the Acropolis, he’s greeted like a rock star now.

By Anthee Carassava  |  10:56 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 PM ET, 04/23/2012

HBO’s ‘Girls’ a poor model for its target audience

After watching the first two episodes of the much hyped new HBO series “Girls,”I have an observation about writer Lena Dunham’s character I want to share and some advice: #blindinglyselfinvolved  #growupalready.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:42 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HBO, Girls, Lena Dunham, Millennial

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 04/23/2012

John Edwards gets his day in court — but who’s missing from the jury?

SHE THE PEOPLE | Prosecutors have to prove Edwards knew the law, and intended to break it.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:31 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, Johnny Edwards, Johnny Reid Edwards, Cate Edwards, Andrew Young, Edwards trial, Edwards case, Elizabeth Edwards, Rielle Hunter

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Violence against the wrong women

Do lesbians count as “abused women" if they are beaten by a woman instead of a man? Should gay men be protected from violent partners?

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence Against Women, VAWA, Democrats, Republicans, John Cornyn, Jeanne Shaheen, gays, lesbians, immigrants, tribal

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 04/22/2012

Paula Reid, rising star of the Secret Service

The Secret Service's Paula Reid, who always wanted to be in law enforcement, is now working to uncover and address the mess of nearly a dozen men run amok. 

By Annie Groer  |  10:06 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 04/21/2012

In art and in life, nuns finally get their due

After a Vatican crackdown on U.S. sisters last week, the public reacted with an outpouring of sympathy and support.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:26 PM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #WhatTheSistersMeanToMe, Catholic nuns, Vatican crackdown on nuns, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Dolores Hart, Christopher Durang, "God is the Bigger Elvis," "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,", James Martin, Doubt, John Patrick Shanley

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/21/2012

Dying mom makes breast cancer video, begs the FDA to have a heart

Rates of personal bankruptcy are two to six times higher for cancer patients and survivors.

By Donna Trussell  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast cancer, darlene gant, mom, video, fda, pertuzumab, chemotherapy

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/21/2012

What American women could learn from Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock girl band

An American version of Pussy Riot could protest at Ted Nugent concerts and write lyrics about Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher and the Secret Service.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pussy Riot, Vladimir Putin, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Record Store Day, punk music

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Swedish Performance Art Called Racist

By Jamila Bey  |  10:43 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/20/2012

‘What happened to you, Asma?’

A gripping video intersperses scenes of Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad’s glamorous lifestyle with videos of dead children,and calls on her to do more to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

By Karen Tumulty  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Condi Rice on veep slot: ‘Thank you, but no’

SHE THE PEOPLE | The former secretary of state led a recent poll of who Republicans wanted to get the nod.

By Suzi Parker  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, secretary of state

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Honoring Pat Summitt a smart move for Obama

SHE THE PEOPLE | Obama announced he will award her the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this year.

By Annie Groer  |  09:53 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat Summitt, Medal of Freedom, Alzheimers, NCAA, University of Tennessee, Lady Volunteers, gender gap, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 04/19/2012

The instructive timing of the crackdown on nuns

COLUMN | On the same day, the Vatican announced it was one step closer to welcoming the ultra-traditionalists of the Society of St. Pius X back into the fold.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:33 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vatican, nuns, crackdown on nuns, Vatican crackdown, Simone Campbell, NETWORK, LCWR, Leadership Conference of Women's Religious, Obama, health care reform

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Beth Myers, Romney’s office spouse

Not all close working relationships qualify for the nickname; I am having trouble applying the marital metaphor President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney, Beth Myers, Vice president, office wife, companionate marriage

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012

The women who don’t believe Mitt Romney — and like that about him

His reputation as someone who knows how to work several sides of an issue could work to his advantage with female voters looking for reasons to support him.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Democratic convention, Charlotte, war on women, Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, Dream Act, women's vote

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Pat Summitt goes out on top

Imagine the heights she would reach with even a few more years as coach of the Lady Volunteers, the team she coached for 38 years.

By Sandra Fish  |  06:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat Summitt, Alzheimer's disease, Glen Campbell, University of Tennessee, women's basketball

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Mitt Romney, hounded still by the ghost of Seamus

Despite the efforts of his wife, the dog whisperer.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann romney, seamus, newt gingrich, pets

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Mitt Romney should denounce Ted Nugent, for women's sake

SHE THE PEOPLE | The rock star’s misogynistic comments and open support are a challenge and an opportunity for Mitt Romney.

By Suzi Parker  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ted Nugent, NRA, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Time for a culture check for the Secret Service?

Military personnel, agents who protect the president must learn the potential consequences of their flagrant misbehavior.

By Lori Stahl  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Secret Service, Columbia, President Obama, Capitol Hill

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Ann Romney and the art of umbrage

in a political system in which attacks are so reliably monetized, the candidate’s wife couldn’t help woohooing about how profitably she’d been insulted.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:39 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Google outfoxes the FCC

There’s no such thing as privacy.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google privacy fcc

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Dan Rather still defends his report on George W. Bush

And he believes his soon-to-be released memoir, Rather Outspoken, will set the record straight.

By Lori Stahl  |  08:39 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Rather, George W. Bush, Texas Air National Guard

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 04/16/2012

War on Women 2.0: Jobs

In the war over women voters, there hasn’t been even a brief lull.

By Delia Lloyd  |  06:02 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, timothy geithner, women and recession, women and job loss

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Michelle Obama, paradox

She’s a “transformative, liberationist” figure despite the ballgowns and gardening, argues a well-known professor of black women’s studies.

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, first lady, black studies

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Bev Perdue: ‘Women have to be vigilant’

“And no matter what religious or moral background you come from, no one has the right to put discrimination of any kind into our Constitution.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bev perdue, north carolina, same-sex marriage, women's summit, abortion, education

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Sex and the Secret Service

I don’t think any of us will ever look at the Secret Service quite the same way after last week’s shenanigans.

By Delia Lloyd  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colombia, Secret Service, prostitution, Secret Service prostitution scandal

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/14/2012

Allen West, conspiracy theorist, isn’t alone

And the number of people who favor his political style is growing.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  allen west, GOP, Communists, McCarthy, Democrats, Congress

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Still hoping for a year of women candidates

The 2012 Project is trying to take advantage of new districts, open seats and the voter turnout of a presidential election to get more women elected.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 Project, women candidates, 2012 elections

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Game Of Thrones author surprisingly normal

The author proved to be remarkably thoughtful, lucid and entertaining.

By Delia Lloyd  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin, GRRM

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 04/12/2012

For John Edwards, the court of public opinion has already ruled

And since you asked, John, here’s why: From Day One, you sold yourself as Bill Clinton with his pants on..

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:55 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Hillary Clinton is finally hip, thanks to a meme

“Texts From Hillary” was fun while it lasted. The founder abandoned their viral sensation just one week after creating the meme.

By Suzi Parker  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Ryan Gosling, meme, 2016

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Jenna Talackova: Forget Miss Universe, stand up for women

It’s a good day for equal rights, but why would any woman – transgender or otherwise – want a pageant queen life?

By Suzi Parker  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miss Universe, Jenna Talackova, beauty pageants, Donald Trump, Gloria Allred

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Mitt Romney should write Hilary Rosen a thank-you note

Wasn’t there a little bit — okay, a lot — of the class divide Republicans are always complaining about in Rosen’s retro put-down of Ann Romney?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:58 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, women voters, Hilary Rosen, DNC

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Trayvon Martin: Communities sort out facts, feelings and what comes after

What does the Trayvon Martin case mean to people, to their relationships with friends, co-workers and strangers they pass on the street?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin, racial profiling, Charlotte, Stand Your Ground

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Perry reportedly running again, despite downside of economic ‘miracle’

The road to our prosperity, such as it is, is lined with the corpses of children who died of abuse.

By Lori Stahl  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Texas, child abuse, Michael Gerson

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Phyllis Schlafly, dating coach?

Schlafly’s own conservative movement has passed her by on this one; many young conservative women now embrace the word “feminist.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Phyllis Schlafly, feminism, conservive movement

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 04/11/2012

If you think Americans are angry, come to Greece

Yogurt-throwing is back as the country heads for the most defining elections in its modern history.

By Anthee Carassava  |  09:10 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  protests austerity debt anger, Greece

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/10/2012

The lady on the ladder, and other abortion stereotypes

Those who oppose abortion are routinely depicted as some combo of unhinged and hypocritical, and abortion providers as virtuous and brave.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, media, Frank Bruni, Cecile Richards, Sandra Fluke

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Women on the Titanic, real and imagined

The real stories are more interesting than the fictional ones.

By Donna Trussell  |  09:29 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Titanic, James Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslett, Titanic anniversary

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/09/2012

No wonder Rick Santorum believes in miracles

His daughter Bella, who has the genetic disorder Trisomy 18, has already lived nearly 4 times the lifespan her condition predicted.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Bella, isabella santorum, 2012

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Afghanistan's unrelenting war on women

Women are being arrested for “moral crimes,” including such treasons as running away from abusive husbands and fleeing child marriages.

By Michelle Bernard  |  04:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Women's Rights, Women's Human Rights, Democracy Promotion, International

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Rush Limbaugh clone Mark Davis off the air in Dallas

It’s a bad year for bloviators.

By Lori Stahl  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh, talk radio, Mark Davis, Dallas, tea party, conservative

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Bill Clinton but no Hillary at DNC in Charlotte

Bill without Hill? That’s the plan for the first week in September in Charlotte, when Democrats hold their 2012 convention.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill clinton, hillary clinton, DNC, 2012 convention, Charlotte, Obama

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Bobby Petrino should have learned from Bill Clinton

Have men not learned anything from their scandal-ridden predecessors?

By Suzi Parker  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bobby Petrino, Bill Clinton, sex scandals, football, SEC

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/06/2012

‘Scandal’ inspiration Judy Smith on why it’s always better to ‘fess up

“Look at the facts as they truly are, not as you want them to be. And tell the truth because it doesn’t go away. The facts always come out.”

By Annie Groer  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Nikki Haley, armed with high heels, shows some restraint

“I think the media’s a little frightened of women,’’ Haley said. “I wear high heels and it’s not a fashion statement; it’s for ammunition.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:23 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Tuning Rihanna out

By exercising her freedom as an artist to collaborate with Chris Brown, she may put others at risk.

By Krissah Thompson  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rihanna, domestic violence, Chris Brown

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Would-be GOP first ladies woo NRA women

With the format and talking points of the luncheon still being worked out, we are left to speculate on what the wives might discuss.

By Annie Groer  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Violence against women is no joking matter

It is incredibly sad that 18 years after the Violence Against Women Act was passed, Congress is questioning reauthorization of the act.

By Michelle Bernard  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence Against Women, VAWA, Congress, Women's Rights, Crime and Criminal Justice, Feminism, Boston University

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Nancy Pelosi and the newsmags: What about all the cover stories? Wait, there weren’t any

On the cover stories that weren’t.

By Karen Tumulty  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TIME, Newsweek, women's rights

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 04/04/2012

There’s more to Sheryl Sandberg’s secret

How Sandberg manages to be a super successful superwoman probably takes a lot more than a less-than-minute-long video clip could ever reveal.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:48 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sheryl sandberg, Facebook, parenting

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Isn't it time for TIME to stop dissing women?

Only 25 percent of those on Time magazine’s “most influential” list are women — and of those, actors, singers and the “super cute” are overrepresented.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  05:24 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Sheryl Sandberg’s secret (Shhh...)

Is the trail really blazed if you don’t tell anybody?

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Spinal Muscular Atrophy, mistaken for child abuse

In the words of Father William D. L’Heuruex, who presided over the funeral Mass, "This sucks."

By Sandra Fish  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SMA, spinal muscular atrophy, genetic disorder

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Sarah Palin v. Katie Couric: ‘Game on’ and game over

“Anybody but Obama,” she said more than once. But was anyone listening?

By Suzi Parker  |  04:20 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Katie Couric, Today Show, morning television, lamestream media

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/03/2012

How can Mitt Romney close the gender gap? By not relying on Ann Romney to speak for him

You don’t need a Harvard MBA like Mitt Romney’s to know he will lose in November if he doesn’t make huge gains among women between now and then.

By Patricia Murphy  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, gender gap, female voters

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/02/2012

‘Mad Men’: Bracing for a new ‘normal’

When a worried Don Draper confides that his ex-wife Betty is sick and may not make it, the show’s mouthpiece for the bad old days tells him, “That would solve everything.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mad men, sexism, racism, advertising, Rolling Stones, television

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Should the Houston Chronicle have fired Sarah Tressler for stripping?

She should have known you can’t have a secret life if you’re a reporter.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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