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She The People: April, 2013

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Sanford and Colbert Busch: Is the debate enough to turn a Republican to the left?

Will South Carolina's GOP 1st District switch allegiance to a Democrat when the Republican choice is former governor Mark Sanford?

By Diana Reese  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Different tastes in music justify an all-white prom? Ridiculous.

Pop culture in America has always broken rules and crossed lines authorities created to keep races apart.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Soaps 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' now online: Will they revolutionize TV?

Popular soaps One Life to Live and All My Children, cancelled by ABC, return to life on The Online Network today, as part of the digital revolution hitting television.

By Diana Reese  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 04/29/2013

How one woman is fighting forced labor in her village in rural India

By Kalpana Jain  |  07:20 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Are there more abortion doctors like Kermit Gosnell? And do we want to know?

SHE THE PEOPLE | If the goal is to protect women’s health, why didn’t anyone report “house of horrors”?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/27/2013

We're following Mr. Money Mustache's advice -- though not always because we want to

Mr. Money Mustache shares his advice on frugal living so you, too, can retire early -- or in our case, get by on a lot less when unemployment strikes.

By Diana Reese  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Our authentic vice president, and the very real problem of ‘knock-off jihadis’

Lots of things about the Boston Marathon bombings don't add up to any jihad we've seen before.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:15 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/25/2013

The story behind Hillman v. Maretta: The daughter talks about the widow and the ex-wife

The daughter of Warren Hillman tells the story behind the U.S. Supreme Court case Hillman v. Maretta.

By Diana Reese  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/24/2013

NYT’s Jill Abramson has an unhappy newsroom? Hold Page One, boss.

Baquet is so sunny and serene, that's just a hair less surprising that reading that the Dalai Lama got drunk and threw a Reese Witherspoon "Don't you know who I am?" hissy fit.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013

From Mississippi to Boston, it's the accusation that lingers

What is the lasting effect if you're caught "trending" as the news of the day? Your name lives on, part of an electronic and social media trail that lasts forever.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/24/2013

West Virginia: Lawmaker wants kids to work for 'free lunch'

A West Virginia lawmaker draws criticism when he says kids should work for their "free lunch" at school in a debate over an innovative program that would marry private donations with public funds to feed school children.

By Diana Reese  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Football wins? Steubenville coach's contract extended despite allegations in rape case

Steubenville's football coach has his contract for administrative services extended while the public blasts him for his alleged role in a possible cover-up of the rape of a high school girl. A grand jury next week will search for answers.

By Diana Reese  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Zimbabwe's Beatrice Mtetwa, arrested but not stopped

Beatrice Mtetwa is a lawyer who's spent decades fighting human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Understanding the bomber next door

Tamerlan's journey followed a pattern we've gotten used to, hardened by; Dzhokhar went to the prom.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Will the widow or the ex-wife get the money? Supreme Court to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Hillman v. Maretta, a case that looks at whether federal statute preempts state law. The outcome will determine whether the widow or the ex-wife gets the life insurance benefit of a former federal employee.

By Diana Reese  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Boston unlocked, blessedly free to criticize

While a neighbor found Tamerlan Tsarnaev's anti-American diatribes grating, it never occurred to him to call the cops: "A lot of people in Cambridge talk like that."

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/19/2013

It's about time: Gays may be allowed as Boy Scouts, but not leaders

Boy Scouts of America will vote on allowing gays as members -- but not as leaders -- at national meeting in May.

By Diana Reese  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Attention, terrorists: In Boston, both history and grudges are forever

Hard to say if I've heard Paul Revere or accused crime boss Whitey Bulger cited more often since the attacks on Monday. "We only care about three things in this town," says the Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen. "Sports, politics and revenge."

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Kelsey Smith Act would save lives, cost taxpayers nothing

The Kelsey Smith Act would force cellphone providers to release information on the phone's location to police in the case of emergency. It's named for a young woman in Kansas who was abducted and killed in 2007.

By Diana Reese  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Can we talk about gun violence?

In the neighborhoods where violence doesn't merit the headlines of Newtown or Aurora, a debate on gun control debate is secondary.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/17/2013

New Hampshire legislator calls women 'vaginas' in e-mail

A New Hampshire state representative defends his use of the term after fellow legislators criticize him. Yet when a Michigan lawmaker used the word in an anatomical sense, she was reprimanded.

By Diana Reese  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/17/2013

More Mark Sanford drama? Like you're surprised

This can't be the news South Carolina Republicans wanted to see weeks before special election.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanford

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Should parents be held liable for rapes at teen parties?

Are parents responsible for what goes on their home with underage drinking? The mother and father of suicide victim Audrie Pott are suing the parents who hosted the party where the teen was allegedly sexually assaulted while passed out.

By Diana Reese  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Kermit Gosnell trial: It's about more than politics

The women and children of color, the alleged victims, need to be at the top of every story now guaranteed to be written about the Gosnell trial, not pushed off center stage, replaced by an agenda.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Why Kermit Gosnell hasn't been on Page One

SHE THE PEOPLE | The only abortion story most outlets ever cover is every single threat or perceived threat to abortion rights.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Justin Bieber draws outrage for comments at Anne Frank House

Pop star Justin Bieber catches flak for insensitive comments after visiting the Anne Frank House in

By Diana Reese  |  02:59 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/12/2013

No contest: Unemployment beats inflation

While economists question whether unemployment or inflation causes more misery, this Midwest soccer mom says unemployment wins.

By Diana Reese  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Charlotte's Mayor Anthony Foxx won't run again. Is he headed for Washington?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Jackie Robinson's courage as civil rights pioneer subject of film '42'

Jackie Robinson was a pioneer in the civil rights movement as much as he was a baseball player.

By Diana Reese  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Scholarship has helped gay students at U. of Missouri in Kansas City for last 4 years

Gay students who need financial help, often because family support has been cut off over their sexual orientation, can get assistance from a scholarship program at a midwest university.

By Diana Reese  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Anthony Weiner, do you even have to ask?

Here's the problem with his mayoral aspirations: Everything

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/10/2013

A female candidate's looks? Shhh, don't mention it.

We actually do know the difference between leering and a simple compliment. Or so I thought, anyway.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/10/2013

The case of Rehtaeh Parsons: Canada's Steubenville?

A Canadian girl commits suicide after an alleged rape in a case eerily similar to what happened in Steubenville, Ohio.

By Diana Reese  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Annette Funicello never lost her smile

SHE THE PEOPLE | When she could no longer walk, she used a wheelchair, and at events greeted each fan who held a doll or photo.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:56 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Casting Kim Kardashian in 'Temptation' is not Tyler Perry's worst sin

Critics say Tyler Perry's latest movie, 'Temptation' stigmatizes both ambitious women and people living with HIV.

By Vanessa Williams  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Roger Ebert on Meryl Streep as Thatcher in 'Iron Lady'

When the film critic reviewed "Iron Lady," he recalled meeting Lady Thatcher and seeing her "remarkable display of personal authority."

By Diana Reese  |  10:43 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 04/08/2013

News coverage of female candidate's appearance damages her chance of winning

Any mention of a female candidate's appearance damages her credibility with voters and hurts her chances of election, according to a new survey.

By Diana Reese  |  12:59 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Proposed Tennessee bill would cut welfare benefits when kids fail at school

TANF benefits -- also known as welfare -- would be reduced by up to 30 percent for families in Tennessee whose children fail to maintain "satisfactory" progress at school.

By Diana Reese  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Roger Ebert: Passionate critic, half of a great love story

His long and loving tribute to the woman who ended his bachelorhood showed how much his passion for film extended to the partner he credited with completing his life.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Athletes are the victims in Rutgers scandal, and school officials all wrong

They show no reaction as he, looking deranged, shoves, pummels, and showers them with gay slurs; they're used to it, obviously, and don't complain.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:13 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013

A state religion? What's next, North Carolina, secession?

Even religious leaders believe this is a religious and constitutional step too far.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Samoa Air prices tickets based on passengers' weight

Packing on those extra pounds will cost you if you're flying Samoa Air. The airline prices its fares based on weight -- of the passenger and luggage.

By Diana Reese  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Note to Ben Carson: It's not racism or a 'plantation' mentality; it's just politics

Battleground Washington can make neurosurgery seem like a walk in the park. When you open your mouth, you will be criticized.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/02/2013

In 'Buckwild' death, another case of a too real 'reality' show

Is it just entertainment? A young cast member's death again raises questions about the shows that clog network and cable schedules.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/02/2013

New Kansas law ends statute of limitations for rape cases

Kansas joins around 20 other states who no longer have a statute of limitations for prosecuting rape cases. With advances in DNA technology, such a law makes sense -- and helps victims find justice.

By Diana Reese  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Sole N. Dakota abortion provider predicts new restrictive laws won't survive

Abortion-rights advocates are worried that the new state law could shutter North Dakota's only abortion clinic.

By Vanessa Williams  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/01/2013

A woman could head FBI -- just 40 years after women allowed to become special agents

For the first time, a woman is on the list of top contenders to head the FBI -- just 40 years after females were allowed to enter training as special agents.

By Diana Reese  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 04/01/2013

What kind of state is North Carolina? Democrats and GOP make high-stakes bets

A Democratic senator facing a tough 2014 race endorses same-sex marriage and Republicans in control of the statehouse make moves to tighten voting restrictions all in one week.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:22 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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