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WMC "Morning After" Call—Progressive Women's Voices on the Election

November 10, 2008

The Vote They Didn’t Want To End

| November 10, 2008

Last week, waking up after a historic election, hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrated as they waited to have the event confirmed in black and white. Washington Post staff writer Patricia Sullivan tells what happened in her town. More »

Larry Summers Is Not the Change I Was Expecting

| November 8, 2008

I am the president of the Larry Summers fan club. As the director of the Women in Science and Engineering program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, you might find that odd. More »

Somali Women Vote For The First Time

November 6, 2008

VOTERS ON THE VERGE: Election Day Special GRITtv Collaboration

November 4, 2008

John McCain’s Wrong Answers to Working Women’s Questions—Now Give Him Your Answer at the Ballot Box

November 3, 2008

Election Edition: Rachel Maddow, Lynn Sherr, The Green Party

October 31, 2008

Voting—Without the Girdle

| October 30, 2008

The journalist and author of a forthcoming play on suffragist Susan B. Anthony explains why not voting should never be an option. A large turnout is as important to the nation, says Lynn Sherr, as any policy choice of the winner. More »

Stepping Over the Line

Stepping Over the Line

| October 30, 2008

Voters know when a candidate has broken the civility rules. More important, they care. A woman hoping to be reelected to her seat in the House of Representatives may well learn that lesson next Tuesday. More »

What Is the True Story of McCain’s Wartime Experience?

| October 28, 2008

Journalists have had years to vet John McCain’s account of wartime heroism in Vietnam. But no real critique of its veracity has emerged from leading media outlets. Reporters and commentators remain remarkably disinclined to investigate a major underpinning of McCain’s argument that he is qualified to be commander-in-chief. Here, historian Mary Hershberger questions why. More »