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Gerry Studds: The Pioneer Gay Congressman Almost Nobody Remembers | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds (D-Mass) faces reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on July 20, 1983, after he was censured on the House floor. (AP Photo/John Du...

"Crucifying" the "Other"

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Imagine how many more customers companies like Wal-Mart, McDonalds, General Motors,, Ford, Foot Locker, H & M, or Ben & Jerry's might have if the tens of millions of people with convictions could get jobs and not have to live on food stamps!

WHOOPS: Romney, Obama Surrogates Go Off Message

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The job of a presidential campaign surrogate is relatively simple: take the campaign's message on a given subject and amplify it. Staying on message, ...

The Mad Majority: How The Media Stops Women From Being Heard

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How can we believe what the media is telling us if we're not getting the full story and if we consistently ignore the voice of more than half this country?

Romney's Coward Politics

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

When countless rude, disrespectful, inaccurate and racist remarks are directed at Obama by people directly aligned with Romney, he hides in the corner. Welcome to Romney's coward politics.

Pride in My Bride: A Mother's Day Tribute

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mothers certainly don't get the credit they deserve in our society. They work long hours, are frequently exhausted and have little time to themselves.

'The Most Important Job In the World'

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

We are not our roles. And we are not our resumes. And if that leaves you wondering what's left, well, you're certainly not alone.

Michael Calderone

Inside The 2012 Twitter-Fueled News Cycle | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Pierre Prosper, a foreign policy adviser to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, accused President Barack Obama Thursda...

Howard Fineman

The Hashtag Campaign | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

With all due respect to slow jammin', it's too slow to define the campaign. Rather, it is the instantaneous micro-to-global combat of Twitter that is setting the pace (insanely fast) and practice (cutthroat attack) of 2012.

Mommy Wars: An Attempt to Disenfranchise Women

Anika Rahman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Anika Rahman

In this election year, women are being thrust into the political debate and openly attacked as if we were a single hot-button issue like gun rights or fracking.

An Upside to the 'War on Women'?

Karin Kamp | Posted 06.24.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

Could the 'war on women' be mobilizing a new generation of women leaders? I decided to contact some prominent women to find out. Here's what they told me.

Stay-At-Home Dads Face More Bias Than Ann Romney

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Nathan Greenberg

The Rosen/Romney discussion glossed over the serious social failure of recognizing both genders of stay-at-home parents as valid, important and hard-working.

Romney-Rosen Firestorm Is Reminder: We Need to Redefine Gender Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The partisan proxy war waged over the mommy question only underscores the country's lacking vocabulary when it comes to discussing the totality of social and economic barriers facing women.

Defining Dignity: Romney, Working Mothers and Double Standards

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Edward Wyckoff Williams

Ann and Mitt Romney are deluded if they fail to understand their story is not commonplace in a nation where the American Dream is becoming increasingly elusive.

All Is Fair in Love and Mommy Wars

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

As family dynamics go, one parent's crazy quilt is another's richly woven tapestry.

Mitt Romney on Working Mothers

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 06.20.2012 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

OK, I can't believe I am even doing this, but I think I am about to defend a Republican...

Surrogates 'Gone Wild'

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

With high amplification from social media, every surrogate can fall for the lure of self-importance, misspeaking for their candidate -- sometimes with dire consequences.

The Lesson of The Lady

Francine LeFrak | Posted 06.19.2012 | New York
Francine LeFrak

How exactly do women maintain their inherent "womanly" roles while also breaking grounds for, say, a Democratic revolution in one of the world's most oppressed countries? The answer is they don't.

The Mommy Wars Are Wrecking Your Health: Here's What To Do About It

Andrea Bonior | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Call it whatever you want: the Mommy wars, Mean Girls growing up, cat (or Tiger!) fighting: American culture seems to delight in watching mothers tear each other down.

In Defense of Hilary Rosen: Let's Get Real

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

What all of this shows, of course, is how the real issues that plague this country can effectively be buried. Hilary Rosen did speak thoughtlessly. But what she meant (and awkwardly tried to explain) was obvious.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Long Involvement In The Politics Of Motherhood | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney seemed comfortable turning last week's kerfuffle over stay-at-home mothers into a "Christmas gift" that came early for hi...

Declaring a Ceasefire against Our Sisters

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The moments when we feel like we need to make the case that that other road is wrong are probably the moments when we need to look at ourselves.

It's About Parenting, Not Politics!

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

No matter how much household help a mother does or doesn't have, it is she who conveys the values that she wants her children to live by. Whether a mother is a SAHM or works 16-hour days, she is a role model for her children.

Are You My Motherhood?

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Annabelle Gurwitch

We Village Parents don't have a book out; we're too harried to write one. We don't have a catch phrase unless you count our endless mutterings of "I'm exhausted."

Stay-at-home Working Mothers

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Ann Romney raised five boys -- not for the faint of heart, I tell you. I don't care if the woman had 50 nannies and a housekeeper. The job of holding all of those lives in your heart is huge.