The results taken together are consistent with a view of the political extremist as thoughtful and confident, not unthinking. This does not mean of course that extreme political positions are necessarily sound or that they are not biased in other ways, but it does raise doubts about the mindless ideologue stereotype.
As pundits proclaim that Republicans are poised to possess both houses of Congress this mid-term election I'm both mystified and alarmed. Why would women -- who were the determining factor in the 2012 presidential elections -- give so much power to a party that has such a miserly relationship with us?
As we turn the page on October, National Work and Family Month, millions of women across the country will be casting ballots, using their hard-earned constitutional right to be heard on the very issues the month highlighted: paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, affordable child care, equal pay and more.