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This Patriot's Day, It Was Women Waging Revolutionary War

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:24:33 -0400

For once, stories about the silencing of women won prizes, took the stand and toppled statues.

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12 Women Who Ran For President Before Hillary

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:19:44 -0400

What I know of Hillary's journey I know only in the context of my lifetime, and it's easy to feel that Hillary has accomplished much of what she's accomplished alone. But the reality is other women ran for both president and vice president before 2008, all aiding in the realization of Clinton's 2016 "clinch."

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The Long, Hard Fight To Finally Get A Woman At The Top Of The Ticket

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:05:18 -0400

"On my grave, I want it to say that I was a good mother and that I helped Hillary Clinton become president of the United States in 2016."

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Clinton Wins Big Ending Primary Season; Time For Sanders To Accept We Are 'Stronger Together'

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:08:45 -0400

If there was a 'revolution' it was Hillary's as many would consider her being the first woman in 240 years to be the nominee of a major political party in the United States and the odds-on favorite to be our 45th President the real revolution.

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A Historic Breakfast With My 6 Year Old

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:42:49 -0400

This morning, I sat with my daughter, Hillary and a bowl of Coco Puffs and talked about all the possibilities of what she can become and achieve, no caveat, no second place...

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Republicans Invented the "Woman Card"

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:29:01 -0400

The Republicans know the "woman card" well since they're the ones who invented it. They've been playing it since 1984 when the Democrats nominated Geraldine Ferraro for vice president, the first woman to make it onto the ticket of a major American political party. The Republicans had to deal with the unprecedented event of the sitting vice president, George Herbert Walker Bush, debating the first-ever woman vice presidential candidate. Since 1984, the GOP has seen women as little more than adornments to be used as political slings and arrows. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are only the latest manifestation. If Hillary Clinton is the nominee the cunning Republican strategists are guaranteed to turn up the volume to eleven on their sexist attacks. They can't help themselves.

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60 Years in Journalism: Thoughts on Covering Politics

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:14:00 -0400

Every four years, as the snow flies, politicians who would be President come storming into caucuses, with reporters in their wake. And it can be hard work. Covering nominating conventions entailed four long concentrated days.

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Hillary's Hypocrisy: Clinging to Obama After Her Racist Dog Whistles in 2008

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:22:34 -0500

I received an email today from a black elder asking me to reprint a column I wrote for an African American newspaper in April 2008 detailing the persistent racism in the Clinton campaign as it tried to derail Obama's historic run for the presidency. She wanted me to "remind the American people of how far the Clintons had stooped" a mere eight years ago.

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60 Years in Journalism: Cherchez les Femmes

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:18:20 -0500

There was a striking photograph in Politico a few days ago: the press corps covering Hillary Clinton's campaign. Eighteen reporters posed in the room in which they would watch the first Democratic candidates' debate; all 18 were women.

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Hillary Clinton and the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:21:17 -0400

At her recent press conference at the United Nations, the first question posed to Hillary Clinton, asked by a Turkish reporter, had to do with whether she felt she was being treated differently because she was a woman.

Change Is Coming -- It Always Does

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:27:20 -0500

Progressiveness is on the right side of history. Our country has shown time and time again that we move forward, not backwards. This country has been built from our birth on progressive and liberal principles, step by step, striving to improve.

Music Industry Executive Meets Social Advocate: Chatting with Lava Records CEO Jason Flom

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:16:02 -0400

Jason Flom: "I think it was really for the general work that I do. I haven't done a ton of work on the arts side, but I have been involved for over 20 years trying to reform the criminal justice system."

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:48:04 -0400

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

Madam President

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:46:12 -0400

Although many countries around the world have had a woman as the leader of their government, the U.S. has never had a woman president. Women were running for president, though, even before women had the right to vote.

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Charisma and Character of Public Figures Define Documentaries of 2013

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:19:13 -0500

There's nothing like a film about a champion. Two surprisingly fascinating documentary films about two extraordinary people were released this year. Both films remind us about the days when people were famous for a reason.

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'I Look Back And I Think, It Did Make A Difference'

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:21:43 -0400

Reframe the Immigration Debate as an American Story

Sat, 13 Jul 2013 08:07:58 -0400

A majority of the populations in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin are immigrants and the descendants of immigrants from Europe and Mediterranean countries. For them, immigration is not just a Latino issue; it is their story -- our American story.


Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:03:28 -0400

I wish them all the best. God knows CNN needs a winner, and all of us need a newsier, better CNN. After all, I got fired for creating the show.

In Politics, a Prestigious Education and Political Experience can be a Liability

Tue, 28 May 2013 14:37:18 -0400

American politics is unlike any other profession in that graduating from an esteemed institution of higher education and having direct experience in politics can actually be a liability rather than an asset.

Criticisms of Obama Cabinet's Lack of Diversity are Rooted in Inaccurate Identity Politics

Mon, 06 May 2013 17:09:48 -0400

The president's cabinet should be judged for their ideology, experience, and character, not because of what boxes they check off on their census form.

Lesson from Jennifer Carroll Scandal: Time to Ditch the Ferrero Method of Picking Candidates

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:37:32 -0400

We live in an age where political parties as well as journalists and pundits are overly obsessed with the racial, ethnic, and religious lineage of a candidate both in terms of suitability and electability.