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Kathryn Kolbert
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Power, Ambition, Money, Failure: The 21st Century Taboos

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 12:17 PM

With women entering the workforce in numbers equal to or surpassing men, one would think that they are poised to become professional powerhouses. This is not the case. Women hit a plateau when it comes to leadership positions, holding on average just 18% of the leadership positions in...

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Progressive Champions Contest Raises over $130,000 for 24 Outstanding Democrats

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 7:42 PM

The coming election presents a historic opportunity for progressives to take control of Congress, and those candidates desperately need all available resources to finish off strong. That's why I'm thrilled that 1,200 of you participated in our Progressive Champions contest, and together we raised over $130,000 to 24 progressive...

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The Irony of Success: Feminist Principles in Service of Anti-Feminist Ends

(43) Comments | Posted September 19, 2008 | 2:37 PM

Watching the political theater surrounding Sarah Palin's nomination has been head-spinning in many ways.

I have worked my entire life to ensure that all women have opportunities and choices - about having children, raising families, pursuing careers, moving into professional and political leadership. To me, this represents the heart...

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No More Liebermans: Obama Should Pick a Progressive for Veep

(4) Comments | Posted August 14, 2008 | 11:42 AM

The Right Wing has a mantra about Supreme Court nominations: No New Souters. They're talking about Justice David Souter, who was nominated by the first President Bush but left conservatives feeling burned. They thought he would be another Scalia or Thomas but were apoplectic when he failed to go along...

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Justice Scalia: Mired in the 18th Century

(12) Comments | Posted April 29, 2008 | 3:41 PM

Justice Antonin Scalia made a rare appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday night, the subject of an interview by an unusually gushing Leslie Stahl. Scalia generally avoids cameras, but he's hawking a new book about advocacy for lawyers. In the course of the segment viewers got a good look at Scalia's...

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Proudly Liberal

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2008 | 11:42 AM

"I'm proud to be a liberal." That was John F. Kennedy back in 1960. You haven't heard too many people in public life saying that in recent years, but I think you'll be hearing a lot more of it.

It's true that right-wing strategists have worked for years to turn...

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