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Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

| October 18, 2012

Misogynist political talk has become a national issue in Australia after Prime Minister Julia Gillard confronted the Opposition leader for participating in sexist dialogue that this commentary's author had recently helped document. More »

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

| October 15, 2012

The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. More »

Who’s Really Taking Responsibility in America?

Who’s Really Taking Responsibility in America?

| October 3, 2012

Working families advocate Ellen Bravo takes a look at a proud member of the 47 percent, a life-long Republican who has her own advice for Mitt Romney. More »

Native American Voters Can Make a Difference

Native American Voters Can Make a Difference

| October 1, 2012

The author, a member of the Upper Mattponi Tribe and a board member of the Women's Media Center, cites evidence of the potential power of the Native vote, particularly when concentrated in swing states in this presidential election. 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 »

The Left’s Love for the Feisty Nun

The Left’s Love for the Feisty Nun

| August 15, 2012

The author, former president of Catholics for Choice, questions the wisdom of progressives who glorify "brave" nuns under Vatican attack. More »

First Woman to Moderate Presidential Debate in 20 years

| August 13, 2012

The moderators of the 2012 presidential and vice presidential debates were announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates today, and Candy Crowley, host of CNN's "State of the Union," will host the second debate on October 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. More »