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‘Are you anti-abortion?’

February 17, 2016 “Are you anti-abortion?” That question, from a colleague, caught me by surprise. After all, she knows I’ve written a number of pro-choice columns. more »»

After New Hampshire, Clinton plays establishment card

February 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton, seeking to recover from her thrashing from Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, sought refuge in President Obama in Thursday night’s debate, as his heir to the Democratic... more »»

Gloria, Madeleine and we women

February 16, 2016 The last time I stood in front of Gloria Steinem, in the fall of 2012, she spent little time talking to me. Instead, she trained her laser-focus on the 24-year-old woman next to me. more »»

Doritos commercial hits too close to home for some

February 16, 2016 In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. more »»

Corporate bamboozlers intend to widen inequality

February 13, 2016 The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers that want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is that they can’t make chicken salad out of chicken manure. more »»

Why Democrats must keep trying

February 13, 2016 Instead of “Yes we can,” many Democrats have adopted a new slogan this election year: “We shouldn’t even try.” We shouldn’t try for a single-payer health care system, they say. more »»

New Hampshire rebukes party establishments

February 13, 2016 New Hampshire voters issued a rebuke to conventional party leaders when they voted by large margins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s primaries. more »»

Toxic word ‘entitlement’ misrepresents reality

February 13, 2016 During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is “entitlement. more »»

Millennials practice new feminism

February 12, 2016 Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright has come to a close. more »»

Cracking code of campaign-speak double-talk

February 12, 2016 “Do you ever get the feeling,” asked humorist Robert Orben, “that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?” But even after real, live Americans actually do vote in... more »»

Data, not issues, drive campaigns

February 11, 2016 Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. more »»

Cruz tags Rubio ‘Republican Obama’

February 11, 2016 “The Republican Obama.” That’s the new hot attack on Sen. Marco Rubio. more »»

Small step toward justice for all

February 10, 2016 Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you’ve never heard of her. more »»

Gloves come off in Democratic debate in New Hampshire

February 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — After cautious and civil sparring by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. more »»

This Progressive doesn’t need lectures

February 9, 2016 Have I mentioned lately how much I’m enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am not a “real progressive”? I haven’t had this much fu... more »»

Maybe Americans deserve United States of Trump

February 9, 2016 “You wonder how these things begin.” — The Fantasticks In the beginning there was a combative media. more »»

Political parties exposed as paper tigers

February 8, 2016 The campaigns will be eager to tell you the meaning of Ted Cruz’s victory and the virtual tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Iowa last week, but the larger significance of this... more »»

For Jeb Bush, it’s time to end bid for president

February 8, 2016 Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path seems close. more »»

Student-athletes: moving recruits from good to great

February 6, 2016 If you were to ask recruiters what skills they need in each of their new good recruits the list would include: life-long learners, good communicators, able to work in diverse groups, and adaptable t... more »»

It takes a movement for real change

February 6, 2016 In 2008, when then-Sen. Barack Obama promised progressive change if elected president, his primary opponent, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, derided him. more »»



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