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She The People: May, 2013

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Backlash greets Cheerios ad with interracial family

When a breakfast cereal can trigger a dustup, fans of a post-racial utopia will have to wait.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013

She said: Cheerios backlash, a Sikh private eye and Oprah's hail Perry

Racist rants in response to a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family. A fictional Sikh private detective lends clues to what it feels like to be an outsider in America. Oprah Winfrey plus Tyler Perry equals eyeballs for her fledgling network.

By Vanessa Williams  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Dad and 10-year-old son in Kansas City choose honesty over 'finders-keepers'

Honesty won out when a 10-year-old boy found $10,000 in a Kansas City hotel. He and his dad turned the cash over to the local police.

By Diana Reese  |  07:06 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Will Harvard grads remember what Oprah said?

Never turn up empty-handed. Don't let anyone take pictures of you naked. And no matter how much you feel like leaving with nothing but the clothes on your back, oh do take the pots. (Love may fade, but cast iron is forever.)

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:22 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 05/30/2013

She said: Facebook, Nazis and high school dropouts

Disagreement over whether Facebook should police hate speech. A former Nazi explains herself. Parents are key to helping students in struggling school systems.

By Vanessa Williams  |  02:06 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 05/30/2013

The wrong Weiner is running for office in New York

SHE THE PEOPLE | Although she is now known to most Americans, unfortunately, as Anthony Weiner's beleaguered wife, Huma Abedin is a powerhouse in her own right.

By Keli Goff  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Nurses describe 'unsafe' conditions at Delaware abortion clinic

Allegations by former employees at a state Senate hearing are disputed by Planned Parenthood of Delaware CEO.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:35 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Sequester hits work-study funds -- and impacts this family

The sequester will cut 33,000 work-study jobs for college students this fall, and my daughter's among those affected.

By Diana Reese  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 05/29/2013

She said: Michele Bachmann, affirmative action and a frustrated GOP doctor

It's what Michele Bachmann didn't say in her announcement that is most telling. No whites-only scholarships; and none for minority students either. A GOP lawmaker wonders who stole his party.

By Vanessa Williams  |  01:56 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Michele Bachmann: Yes, it's time to leave Congress

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's time in the spotlight will end when she doesn't run for reelection in 2014. Maybe bipartisanship will stand a chance again.

By Diana Reese  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/28/2013

The weird racial politics of South Carolina

A Gov. Nikki Haley campaign volunteer resigns after his statements supporting racial purity came to light.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/28/2013

She said: Hate crimes, birth control and civil rights

Where's the outrage for Mark Carson? Is the Catholic Church being hypocritical about the Affordable Care Act? When Heston, Brando, Poitier, Belafonte and Baldwin sat down to talk civil rights.

By Vanessa Williams  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Report: New Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann once accused of abusing players, too

As much as we'd like to think that women in positions of authority are less likely to condone abuse, it doesn't always work that way.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/25/2013

A Memorial Day promise keeps the past alive and honors the dead

Memorial Day weekend is a time for many to decorate the graves not only of fallen soldiers but of all family members. 

By Diana Reese  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Paula Broadwell apologizes for affair with still-in-the-headlines David Petraeus

Following the ex-CIA director’s own apology, she says if you've made mistakes, “you can still contribute and pick up, dust off and move on.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 05/24/2013

David Koch: Just as bad as I thought, only cheaper

I am always buoyed when someone who is all too easy to dislike reveals a glimmer of unexpected grooviness or humanity.

By Sheila Weller  |  02:41 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 05/23/2013

'Lucky Guy,' and lucky newspaper readers

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:44 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Is North Carolina moving backward on civil rights?

A state celebrates its progressive legacy while protests question its future.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Rosie goes to camp, and maybe your child can, too

Each attempt to talk about her upcoming "adventure" was met with howling. Despite her limitations, Rosie can clearly communicate what she does and does not want to hear or do.

By Jeannie-Marie McGuire  |  09:50 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Jodi Arias trial brings up issue of capital punishment

People may be sick of hearing about the trial of Jodi Arias, but the question of whether the death penalty is right and just for anyone remains.

By Diana Reese  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Joplin 'Volunteer House' symbol of hope for tornado victims

The devastation in Moore, Okla. is eerily similar to what happened in Joplin, Mo. two years ago, but the Volunteer House there offers messages of hope and inspiration.

By Diana Reese  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013

When do teachers and big government get respect? When we need them.

Our ambivalence, even hostility to both is forgotten when, as in Oklahoma, disaster strikes and we need help.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 05/20/2013

'Just' one in 10 breast cancer cases are hereditary means a lot of women need to know

After two very intense months of recalling my mom's death from ovarian cancer and her father's death from pancreatic cancer, I made the decision to have preventive mastectomies with reconstruction. But then, after a normal mammogram, I had an MRI that showed I already had breast cancer. It was too late for my surgery to be preventive.

By Lisa Friedman  |  08:43 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/19/2013

Hugging death in Pakistan

Both men were fully aware that he was wearing an explosive jacket. They knew, too, that any attempt to go near him would result in death, and yet they stepped forward.

By Umema Aimen  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/18/2013

The double standard in the crazy debate over Angie's new breasts

You can trash life-saving, medically necessary surgery, yet can't express worry, much less doubt or judgment, about "top surgery" -- or the direr "bottom surgery" for even the youngest male to female transgenders without being called hideously reactionary and cruel. Actually, I'm already ducking.

By Sheila Weller  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/17/2013

First lady Michelle Obama says goodbye to bangs

It looks like Michelle Obama has decided to grow out her bangs for a new look.

By Diana Reese  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 05/16/2013

O.J. is back. Who cares?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:37 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 05/16/2013

If Obama did 'go Bulworth,' what would he say?

For those who missed Warren Beatty's satirical, smart, and widely mocked 1998 movie, it's about a hollow, bored faker of a public servant who finds his inner Bobby Kennedy by hanging out in the 'hood.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:23 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 05/15/2013

The cowardly war on our women in uniform

Secretary Hagel, now that you're good and mad, please understand that any retraining that's a retread of the way you did it the first time is not going to work.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Justice and vengeance, in Boston and beyond

Just put me in the room with the guy, is the fantasy. But when the unimaginable happens, it provides the test on what kind of people and society we are.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Vermont's choices for the dying

Vermont's legislature is the first to pass an aid-in-dying bill which will give options to the terminally ill in choosing how they want to die.

By Diana Reese  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013

How Kermit Gosnell can save the abortion-rights movement

Those who describe themselves as "pro-life" and those who call themselves "pro-choice" rarely agree on much when it comes to the topic of abortion. Yet Kermit Gosnell appears to be the great unifier.

By Keli Goff  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Angelina Jolie's proactive mastectomy

I know several women who have made this decision, and they all said the same thing, that being around for their kids made no breasts a no-brainer.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:15 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon as late-night white-guy beat goes on

Despite a tweak or two around the edges, the late-night formula has hardened, with its opening monologue and guys-behind-a-desk format.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Barbara Walters has endured while breaking ground for women and mixing journalism with entertainment

At 83, Barbara Walters plans retirement after career in broadcast journalism that paved the way for other women like Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric.

By Diana Reese  |  04:11 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/12/2013

I am a mother

I can't help wondering: What's it like not having your mother, especially on Mother's Day? Do you still feel her gaze?

By Donna Britt  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Petition on White House site supports bill to save Postal Service

A petition on a White House Website supports proposed legislation to make changes that would save the U.S. Postal Service from financial ruin without costing taxpayers.

By Diana Reese  |  04:07 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Back to the 90s with Hillary Clinton

As in the ’90s, we are hearing about a give-no-quarter response from Clinton.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:04 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Mommy and Daddy state? N.C. bill would require parental consent for birth control, STD treatment

Most parents hope that when their children get in a jam, they turn to mom or dad for advice. But sometimes sensible behavior is overruled by teen panic.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:55 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Jeanne Cooper, 'Young & the Restless' matriarch, and All My (soap opera) Mothers

Above all, the matriarchs of these shows were survivors, but they're disappearing now.

By Donna Trussell  |  02:39 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Mark Sanford and the humility card

Will Sanford bring the lessons from his rise, fall, and crawl back to politics to Washington?

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:23 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanford

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Hope lives on for families of missing after women in Cleveland found

Weve heard a lot about hope since the three young women in Cleveland were found, but it means something different for many of the families of the missing.

By Diana Reese  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Komen's Nancy Brinker: Well-paid, yes. But most trusted?

Brinker posted on Facebook that she is "humbled and excited'' to be named one of the 100 most trusted Americans in a new poll featured in Reader's Digest.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Pope Francis to nuns: Don't be old maids

Francis is a communications natural, but in this case, he broke the, um, cardinal rule: Know your audience.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Owning guns, not NRA dogma

My family doesn't think federal officials will come knocking at our door for our guns, nor can we imagine taking up arms against an overreaching U.S. government..

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:12 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Kudos to Chris Christie for fighting the battle of the bulge with surgery

Gov. Christie's secret lap-band surgery may help him in his quest for the presidency, but I hope it will inspire the two-thirds of Americans who need to lose weight to work on improving their health habits.

By Diana Reese  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Katherine Russell shouldn't have to explain her hijab

Russell does owe the authorities as full an accounting as possible of her husband's every movement. She does not, however, owe us any explanation for her conversion.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/07/2013

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee's new courtroom drama

It won't be Atticus Finch, but lawyers will play a prominent role in the next chapter of Harper Lee's story.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Is the Working Families Flexibility Act really family friendly?

A GOP-sponsored bill sounds like it offers flexibility to families. Does it? Or is it an underhanded effort to rob employees of overtime pay?

By Diana Reese  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Missouri girl Kara Kopetsky remembered in walk to mark six years missing

Kara Kopetsky disappeared six years ago in Belton, Mo. but she's not been forgotten. Her family wants to know what happened to the teen.

By Diana Reese  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Terry McAuliffe partied (and argued about health care) while his wife gave birth

Maybe Virginia's voters will find Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's dedication to work admirable, but I'm glad he's not my husband.

By Diana Reese  |  03:05 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Another first for women: FBI's most wanted terrorist list

It's a dubious distinction: The first woman has been named to the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.

By Diana Reese  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/02/2013

After bombings, I believed social media

By referencing the story about the attack in Afghanistan, I was actually exhibiting a lack of sensitivity -- the very thing I was arguing against.

By Lauren Quirici  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Is Jason Collins the Jackie Robinson of 2013?

It's not 1947. But just as 2013 is not the post-racial paradise some have wished for, a professional athlete who comes out is going to pay a price.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/01/2013

A wistful Prince Charles, as Dutch queen steps aside for her son

As Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, looked on, he might have been wondering if the moment will ever come for him.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Reaction from parents varies to having morning-after pill accessible to teens

Some parents feel outrage, others relief, at the FDA ruling to make the morning-after pill accessible to teen girls as young as 15.

By Diana Reese  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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