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Boys Can Cry

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary, but Boehner's tears were different. They revealed his humanity and showed he's a good guy.

Where Are The Women?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

In 2010, women comprised 17% of the Congress, giving us the distinction of placing 73rd -- yes, 73rd -- in the world. It was not a good year for female candidates of either party.

Women Decide

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Women can decide the outcome of this election. Historically, women have voted strongly Democratic. As recently as 2008 there was a 13% gender gap for ...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The Senate vote against the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," was more than a repudiation of equal rights for our gay and lesbian citizens; it was downright unpatriotic.

Tourist Eyes

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madeleine M. Kunin

Paris at night is gilded by light, the landmark Eiffel Tower is magical, the bridges arching over the Seine look weightless. By day we walk through the gardens of the Tuilleries.