An Opening for Independence

By |April 30th, 2010|

Independence from the big two political machines, that is. Every independent should be rooting for Charlie Crist. The irony that Crist couldn't be a viable independent candidate without first being a player in one of the major two parties is the significant jumping off point, but it also provides a model that goes beyond Joe [...]

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They Came from Around the World

By |April 30th, 2010|

It was just an ordinary Wednesday night for many people in Washington, D.C., but not for the young women chosen by the U.S. Embassy in their home country to be part of Fortune Magazine and the U.S. State Depts. Most Powerful Women mentor program. A very windy, chilly day in D.C. turned into an evening [...]

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‘Bigotgate’

By |April 29th, 2010|

Immigration is causing a nightmare for everyone. Gallup's out with the first polling numbers, which asks the question in a way that leaves a lot of pull for analysis: "Based on what you know or have read about the state of Arizona's new immigration law, do you favor or oppose it?" Not surprisingly, 51% favor [...]

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2010: Campaigning from the Presidential Bubble, While Oklahoma Shackles Women

By |April 29th, 2010|

The backdrop for Obama's video is Charlie Crist's anticipated announcement at around 5:00 p.m. today that he's leaving the Republican Party to run as an independent candidate. It finalizes the far right leaning Republican reality as we head into election season 2010. But it's Obama's pitch that seems terribly out of place in the political [...]

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Hypocrisy, Botox, and Stepford Photos

By |April 29th, 2010|

Alert the media. Public women and the famous airbrush photos to make themselves look younger, though in the photos I offer on the site I do not. However, it's as common as mascara is to private women. The right-wing rag, the Washington Examiner, goes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the photo that dons the cover [...]

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FORTUNE Joins State Dept. to Celebrate World’s Most Powerful Women

By |April 28th, 2010|

More pictures available at State. Tonight I'll be at an amazing dinner hosted by Fortune magazine and the State Dept. I'll be tweeting the festivities from the Benjamin Franklin Room where the dinner is to be held. The FORTUNE/State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership is the focus of the celebration, which was launched in 2006. [...]

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DNC Rolls Out Pitch Amidst Dismal Incumbent Reelect Numbers

By |April 28th, 2010|

Marc Ambinder has what Tim Kaine will be rolling out for 2010, selling what the Democratic Congress has done right. Here's a snippet: ** We've gone from recession to recovery. ** We've made more progress in the war on terror in the last eight months than was made in the preceding eight years. ** We've [...]

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Newsweek’s ‘Bad Cop’, From Sexist Insults to 3:00 a.m. Ad to WJC

By |April 28th, 2010|

In the White House, it's still possible to hear someone dismissing Hillary as a foreign-policy lightweight. "She has no real strategic vision," says an NSC official. "But she'll get done what she has to do. She's the good little Methodist girl. In the end she'll have her list of the nine or 10 things she [...]

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No Health Care Bounce for Obama

By |April 27th, 2010|

As Democracy Corps admits up front, who knows how this one will end, but right now the Democratic pollsters say health care didn't do squat for Democrats. Health care's passage did not produce even a point rise in the president's approval rating or affection for the Democratic Congress. Virtually every key tracking measure in April's [...]

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A Law George Will Can Love

By |April 27th, 2010|

[...] ... Arizonans should not be judged disdainfully and from a distance by people whose closest contacts with Hispanics are with fine men and women who trim their lawns and put plates in front of them at restaurants, not with illegal immigrants passing through their back yards at 3 a.m. - A law Arizona can [...]

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