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Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

The Traffic of Pay-to-Play Politics

Monica Youn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monica Youn

The Bush Administration's DOT succeeded in knocking a sizeable hole in Illinois' ban on pay-to-play deals that the state Senate had attempted to pass in the wake of the Blagojevich scandal.

Why Did Caroline Kennedy Drop Out?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

My hunch is that six weeks of intense media scrutiny was more than Caroline could stomach. People lined up to see her and to touch her. Coverage was always deferential.

She's No Kennedy

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Caroline Kennedy is a woman. Some of the most oppressed people on earth are women named Kennedy. Ergo, appointing Caroline to the US Senate is striking a blow for women and humankind.

Baby Boomer Takes to the Road

Sue Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sue Bell

It is said by an African proverb, "it takes a village to raise a child." My village grew up with the Kennedy and Cuomo family tradition of dinner tab...