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Entries by Keli Goff from 07/2011

Is Religion a Greater Political Barrier Than Race?

| Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

President Obama's first few years in office appear to have confirmed a fundamental shift in the role identity politics play in a candidate's so-called electability. Racial identity is no longer the greatest barrier to elected office. Religious identity is.

Why Betty Ford (and the Real Michelle Obama) Could Never Be First Lady Today

| Posted 07.12.2011 | Women

Despite how much America has evolved on a variety of fronts, our country still remains reluctant to elect an imperfect First Lady. Any time a woman has deviated at all from the traditional First Lady prototype she has faced public backlash.

Do Great Mothers Make Great Leaders?

| Posted 07.19.2011 | Women

Is the skill set required to effectively manage a home all that different from the skill set required to be an effective manager in the workplace or in government?

The Most Shocking Thing My Mother Ever Told Me About Sex (And How It's Shaped My Politics)

| Posted 07.26.2011 | Women

Recently my mother told me something shocking. When she decided that her family was complete and sought to have her tubes tied, she was told that her husband would have to sign a form giving his consent.