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Where Have Our Standards Gone?

| October 3, 2008

What does it say about a nation, when the true take away message from a vice-presidential debate is that one of its participants actually does have the ability to string together a series of coherent sentences? More »

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Speaker Pelosi: Leadership Tested By Fire

| September 30, 2008

The financial meltdown is testing the leadership abilities of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and then some. More »

Palin Power(less)

| September 30, 2008

No one can argue against the need for a strong foreign policy. As a nation, we face challenges ranging from terrorism and climate change to the enduring wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. None of these problems can be solved without building a better relationship with the rest of the world. None can be solved without creative and informed leaders. More »

Weathering the Storm, Then Changing Course

| September 25, 2008

An economic storm is descending, and for many, the storm will be bad. While the Bush Administration and Congress wrestle with how to bail out Wall Street, and argue about how softly CEOs of failed financial institutions should be allowed to land, average citizens must leap into the new reality without benefit of 24-karat parachutes. More »

Financial Meltdown Sidelines Politics As Usual

| September 22, 2008

Pollsters Grapple With a Sarah Surge

| September 15, 2008

Tracking the women’s vote in this historic presidential election is proving to be tricky. More »

Republicans for Choice Seek Common Ground With Sarah Palin

| September 12, 2008

We at Republicans for Choice (RFC) are strongly pro-choice so we should be upset by John McCain’s pick for vice president of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who is ardently anti- choice. Let me tell you why we are not. Being pro-choice does not mean we are against women who disagree with us. Her choice is her choice. More »

The Republican Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole with McCain-Palin

| September 5, 2008

After four days of following the Republican convention, I know what Alice must have felt when she fell down the rabbit hole. The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota was an unreal place. More »

She’s Phyllis Schlafly, Only Younger

| September 4, 2008

Here’s the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing—the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party—are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. More »

Battle Looms for Electoral Votes in the Wide-Open Spaces

| September 4, 2008

While engulfed in gusts of doubt and controversy—and as anticipation intensifies about her prime time speech at the Republican convention tonight (will she address the thorniest of the issues?)—Sarah Palin is not shy of supporters. More »