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The Essence of It All: WNBA Rookie Lands Far from Rutgers Controversy

| June 25, 2008

With a name derived from one of Americas most recognized landmarks, the New York Liberty has a rich past. One of the eight original teams to begin the WNBA in 1997, the team has retired basketball greats such as Teresa Weatherspoon and Rebecca Lobo, and has graced the WNBA finals four times. The women’s league, however, still struggles for attention. More »

Her Pueblo Round Place-A Remembrance of Paula Gunn Allen

| June 24, 2008

Goodbye To All That (#2)

Goodbye To All That (#2)

| February 2, 2008

“Goodbye To All That” was Robin Morgan's (in)famous 1970 essay breaking free from a politics of accommodation especially affecting women. During her decades in civil-rights, anti-war, and contemporary women’s movements, she's avoided writing another specific “Goodbye . . .” But not since the suffrage struggle have two communities—joint conscience-keepers of this country—been so set in competition, as the contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) and Barack Obama (BO) unfurls. So... More »

Does Hillary Have an Inner Bella?

| January 16, 2008

On a hot day at the end of her hard-fought Senate primary campaign in 1976, Congresswoman Bella Abzug shot her mouth off one time too many. In whatever way Hillary Clinton recasts her campaign after the lessons of Iowa and New Hampshire, she will not make such a foolhardy mistake. More »

Women’s Delegation Calls for an End to Failed Mideast Peace Formulas

| October 29, 2007

During the past week, according to an AP report, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reached out to Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and others to discuss how to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. Meanwhile, a delegation of Palestinian, Israeli, and international women are speaking out in California, New York, and Washington, DC, calling for a new, “consultative approach” to a negotiated agreement. More »

Journalists from five Middle Eastern Countries Reach Out to U.S. Colleagues

| May 29, 2007

“Since you decided to rule the whole world,” a Lebanese TV journalist challenged her American audience, “you should know more about us.” More »

Robin Morgan and Anna Quindlen on the Media, Politics, and Change

Robin Morgan and Anna Quindlen on the Media, Politics, and Change

| April 22, 2007

Robin Morgan and Anna Quindlen discuss the media, politics and change. Excerpted below, this conversation is the beginning of a series of conversations sponsored by the Women’s Media Center. More »

The Surge: Moral Waivers and Legal Triage

The Surge: Moral Waivers and Legal Triage

| January 18, 2007

Brace yourself. Bush’s Iraq escalation, euphemized as “surge,” sends just over 20,000 more troops into that bottomless pit, and flirts with an invasion of Iran. But because Iraq has depleted our armed forces—and recruitment levels plummet as our population wises up—Bush’s plan requires still more: the entire Army active-duty force must swell to 547,000 over the next five years (an increase of 39,000), and the Marine Corps grow by 23,000 (to 202,000). Constitutionally, Congress must approve or disapprove the expansion—but one never knows whether this particular executive branch recognizes that the legislative (or judicial) branches exist. More »

Manhood and Moral Waivers

Manhood and Moral Waivers

| August 8, 2006

Her birthday is August 19, her death day March 12. We cannot let this crime, too, pass into oblivion. More »