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Margaret Chase Smith

Some Leaders Are Born Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Portraits in Leadership unveiled by Girl Scouts in December, features interviews of sitting members of Congress who discuss their thoughts on leadership. These Senators and Representatives vividly demonstrate that some leaders are born women.

Reclaiming What It Means to Be an American

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

I was born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany in 1948. From the day I became a naturalized US citizen, I have been as much an American as anyone. It is depressingly disconcerting, therefore, to hear the cacophony of voices accusing the President of the United States of not being "American," of being somehow foreign.

Margaret Chase Smith and the Politics of Rhetoric

Heather Cox Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Cox Richardson

While the jury is out for today's Republicans, it's worth remembering Senator Margaret Chase as we discuss political rhetoric in the wake of Tucson.

Sarah Palin's Christian Nation and the Road to Providence

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Sarah Palin's recent claim that she is a "real American" suggests that she may have spent too much time on her porch in Alaska. I have outlined an itinerary for the former half-term Governor.

McCarthyism Redux: The McCain Campaign's Calumny Express

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Viewed in isolation, any one of several recent incidents might be dismissed as an aberration. Together, they form a disquieting, unmistakable pattern.

Hillary Clinton, Call Up Margaret Chase Smith

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

If Clinton calls up her foremothers in delivering her campaign's last hurrah in New York tonight, she'll find inspiration in a stunning speech made by the only woman in the U.S. Senate on June 1, 1950.