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The Financial Debate—Moving the “Joannes” Front and Center

| November 3, 2008

As Joe the Plumber plays out his moments in the sun, a group of feminist economists rate the two candidates according to women’s economic concerns. More »

The Other Nominees

| October 31, 2008

Two women of color are running to be president and vice president of the United States. However, even a media junkie can be forgiven for missing this unique event. More »

Moose, Mousse, and Spalinism

Moose, Mousse, and Spalinism

| October 31, 2008

Here, Robin Morgan takes aim at a few “feminists” who have taken to the blogways lately to support John McCain and Sarah Palin. Their reasoning is flawed, says Morgan, to say the least. 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 »

Net Gain Probable for Women in Congress

| October 24, 2008

Some of the new women candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives are Democrats challenging in red districts. Their victory could swell the Democratic majority. More »

National Security: Women Must Define the Priorities Debate

| October 23, 2008

We All Deserve Time to Be with Loved Ones

| October 22, 2008

The health needs of those we love can suddenly become a top priority for anyone—even a presidential candidate in the final days of a historic election. Only some political leaders and legislators, however, are willing to give all workers the flexibility they must have during a health emergency. More »

How Can 30+ Million Women Be Invisible?

| October 17, 2008

At great consequence to our nation, appallingly high numbers of women of color have not felt compelled to go to the polls in the past. The author set out to find out why and what to do about it. More »

McCain Ridicules Health Exemptions for Abortion

| October 16, 2008

The final presidential debate touched on three important issues for women, while women’s groups continue to press the campaigns for an elusive commitment to a Lifetime TV forum that would allow more extensive discussion and questioning. More »