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Entries by Caryl Rivers from 06/2008

Let's Hear It for Politics As Usual

| Posted 06.08.2008 | Politics

I love Barack's his ideas about a new politics of hope -- I attended MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. But I worry that Obama is more Harvard law than Chicago street fighter.

"Women's Lib" Reborn?

| Posted 06.15.2008 | Politics

The message when the first woman to have a real shot at the presidency is consistently called shrill and cackling is that women should have no voice in the public arena and will be humiliated if they try to enter it.

Bad, Mad Michelle

| Posted 06.24.2008 | Politics

Michelle Obama represents, for the right, a pair of stereotypical images that go far back in history: the "Scary Black" and the "Scary Woman."