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When It Comes to Women's Health, Politicians Still Don't Get It

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 9:24 PM

Here we go again. The 2013 legislative session in Tallahassee hasn't even begun yet, and Florida politicians are already going after women's health. So far this year, the Florida Legislature has filed six bills that would strip preventive health care from the women and families that need them most. The...

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Getting Beyond "Firsts"

(74) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 10:06 AM

When President Bill Clinton was inaugurated in January of 1993, I became the first woman to serve as White House press secretary. It was an honor and a privilege. But in so many ways, being the "first" was also a challenge. At times, I had more responsibility than I had...

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Is Obama the Most Famous Living Person Ever?

(157) Comments | Posted January 28, 2009 | 9:21 AM

Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world.

I'm not trying to induce an acid flashback to John Lennon's infamous 1966 comment, "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus." But whether you measure fame in terms of saturation or sheer numbers, it seems indisputable...

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Sarah Palin: A Sleight of Gender?

(238) Comments | Posted August 29, 2008 | 2:31 PM

"Not again!" I thought to myself this morning, as news trickled out that John McCain was set to pick Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Not again, because too often women are promoted for the wrong reasons, and then blamed when things don't go right.

Don't get me...

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What Barack Doesn't Understand About the American Way

(104) Comments | Posted August 5, 2008 | 4:04 PM

Clearly, there's a lot that Barack Obama doesn't understand. For instance, he thinks there might be strategies for weaning the nation from foreign oil that don't involve more profit for American oil companies. He thinks conservation might be part of the answer. To quote Barack's good friend Paris: "As if."

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Hillary's Bone-headed Argument

(103) Comments | Posted May 27, 2008 | 4:15 PM

Hillary Clinton's comments on Friday -- invoking Bobby Kennedy's assassination after the California primary in 1968 to shore up her argument that Democratic primaries are often unresolved in June -- were bone-headed on two scores.

First, the obvious. The analogy was in such poor taste that it, predictably, caused...

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Fuzzy Math Redux

(47) Comments | Posted May 8, 2008 | 10:58 AM

With results in Indiana and North Carolina showing that Hillary Clinton wasn't going to beat expectations, her increasingly audacious campaign attempted a stunning political sleight of hand. They simply declared that the magic number--the combined pledged and super delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination--had changed. No longer would it...

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Hillary's Fuzzy Math

(218) Comments | Posted April 2, 2008 | 3:31 PM

Fuzzy math--that staple of previous presidential campaigns--is back. And this time, it has mostly to do with the Clinton campaign's methodology for counting delegates and votes.

In recent weeks, the Clintonites have argued that the race is a dead heat if you count only the states that have held primaries,...

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