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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 »

As GOP Convention Opens, the Palin Factor

| September 2, 2008

McCain Tries To Grab the History Flag From Obama

| August 29, 2008

August 28: We Watched History in the Making

| August 29, 2008

In a dramatically staged closing evening of the Democratic Convention in Denver—with fireworks in his speech and in the night air, persuasive endorsements from generals (men, women, white and black) and real people (women and men with compelling stories, well told)— Barack Obama took control of his campaign for the White House by reminding his supporters it’s about their lives, their children’s futures: More »

Accepting the Nomination, Obama Takes On McCain

| August 29, 2008

After a month of incoming fire, Barack Obama used his acceptance speech to hit back at Republican John McCain, saying he was out of touch with the suffering of ordinary Americans today. More »