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What Could $700 Billion Buy?

Posted October 9, 2008 | 12:14:28 (EST)

With the recent passage of the banking industry bailout package, $700 billion is now a household figure. But what that amount of money could buy is not typical household knowledge. Here are a few examples from my recent story in Women's eNews.

-- It could end world poverty...

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VP Debate Made History for Women? You'd Hardly Know It

Posted October 3, 2008 | 12:40:32 (EST)

Check out the blog I wrote for Women's eNews on the Veep Debate

More Nots Than Notable Mentions

With the first Republican woman running for the nation's No. 2 office, Thursday night's vice presidential debate made history for women.

But you would hardly know that from the candidates'...

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Combing Through Palin's Caregiving Record

Posted September 25, 2008 | 13:42:32 (EST)

Check out my entry on Broad Bytes, the new blog at Women's eNews:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin strode on to the national stage in Minneapolis earlier this month as the legendary Superwoman of the 1980s, a put-together career mother who combines work and family responsibilities with ease.

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Taking Stock of Women's Progress at Democratic Convention

Posted August 27, 2008 | 11:33:40 (EST)

Women who supported Hillary Clinton for president may be inclined to measure the Democratic National Convention in Denver for what it is not: a place where history will be made with the first woman at the top of a major-party presidential ticket.

Yet the convention can also be used as...

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Michelle Obama: Women's New Best Friend?

Posted August 26, 2008 | 16:21:23 (EST)

Will Michelle Obama be women's rights activists best friend in the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt?

While recent first ladies have focused on everything from drug abuse to highway beatification, few modern first ladies have put a high premium on issue of particular concern to women -- issues like breast...

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Female Pols Mount Record Number of 'Comeback' Bids

Posted July 31, 2008 | 19:06:30 (EST)

Imagine the evolution of the political animal as illustrated as in the famous evolutionary chart depicting the ape becoming a human in five easy steps. The male of the species is the image at the end of the chart, a full-blown realization of the politician, complete with lapel pin, starched...

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Female Activists Quiet on Woman Vice President

Posted July 24, 2008 | 21:36:19 (EST)

Women's rights activists have the best opportunity in a generation to get a woman on the vice presidential ballot -- and perhaps in the vice president's office -- this fall.

Yet, as I reported in Women's eNews yesterday, women's rights activists have largely ignored this opportunity -- even...

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