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America’s Girls Need Sports

America’s Girls Need Sports

| September 27, 2012

At a time of shrinking budgets for school and college sports programs, the CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation reminds us that sports are girls' toolkit for success. More »

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

| September 6, 2012

The author, who last week analyzed the potential impact on women of the policies outlined in the Republican National Platform, here turns to the Democratic statement of principles. More »

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

| September 5, 2012

The author, founder of Legalspeaks.com, finds the essence of diversity within the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention. More »

Tea Party, Anyone?

Tea Party, Anyone?

| August 31, 2012

The GOP platform presumably states the values of the party—not good news for the 99 percent of us, argues the author. More »

Nancy Pelosi on her 25 Years in Congress

Nancy Pelosi on her 25 Years in Congress

| August 16, 2012

The House minority leader reflects on her battles to combat AIDS/HIV and improve women's health over the years, and on women's role in a polarized Congress. More »

Missing the ‘Big Story’–on Purpose

Missing the ‘Big Story’–on Purpose

| July 31, 2012

This journalist finds that the essential story is the one occurring after the national media leaves a neighborhood in the news. More »

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

| July 5, 2012

This week, Seventeen magazine promised to publish un-photoshopped images of real girls, finally responding to 14-year-old SPARK activist Julia Bluhm's campaign. Such pressure must continue argues author Laura Bates. More »

Women’s Fight To Defend the Affordable Care Act Isn’t Over

Women’s Fight To Defend the Affordable Care Act Isn’t Over

| June 28, 2012

The mood at the Supreme Court today was jubilant as Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices in upholding the Affordable Care Act. But the fight isn't over—and the map of this particular battleground will look very familiar to women's health advocates. More »

Nuns Mad As Hell

Nuns Mad As Hell

| June 7, 2012

As a group of nuns plans to crisscross the country to highlight their work with the poor and powerless, Adele M. Stan explains why we may be witnessing a catalyzing moment in U.S. Catholic history. More »

Childbirth Hollywood Style

Childbirth Hollywood Style

| May 30, 2012

Okay, it's a comedy. But does the most recent pregnancy-themed film have to trivialize women by ignoring any and all real issues about giving birth? More »