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Ten Good Things (and More) to Celebrate in a Bad Year

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

As we go into what will be a very difficult new year, as long as people keep organizing and mobilizing, there will be victories to celebrate. Here is a list of victories to be thankful for, starting with three inspirational women.

The Decade Of The Woman Is Upon Us

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

We are a force to be reckoned with. As we enter 2011, we should start calling the shots. We should stop trying to fit inside a man's world.

Assessing Palin's Parenting Skills

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

If Sarah Palin has a hard time communicating with her own daughters, how is she going to do with Congress or other world leaders who come to visit the White House? Will she ignore them too?

Power, Politics, and Polarization

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Birute Regine

Fewer women in Congress is not just a woman's issue. It leaves the Congress comprised largely of men, and perfect conditions for even more posturing. Boys always behave better when girls are around.

Today's Female Leaders Have Chutzpah, But What Happened To Class?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Helen Gahagan Douglas, unlike this current crop of candidates, was a political role model for women when there were very few.

Women, Hugs, and the Power of Grassroots

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

If we are to elect more women to public office and to have them in appointed positions, it is grassroots organizations that will make it happen. How can we do this everywhere?

Women in Politics: New Hampshire Leads the Way

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

New Hampshire has the honor of being the first state in the nation to have a majority of women in the State Senate. Women not only have the numbers in New Hampshire, they also occupy top leadership posts.

The Brains vs. the Trophies

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zondra Hughes

Do we really want to send the message that strong, sophisticated women of substance will always take second place to the stiletto-wearing beauty queens?

Women In Arizona Offended By Palin's Wink

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

I watched the debate in a room full of rowdy, noisy folks last night in Tucson, Arizona. Comments flew across the room, most directed at Sarah Palin: ...

Virginia Women Work at Grassroots to Change Face of Politics

Teresa Caviness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teresa Caviness

What began as conversation at the Women's Caucus Breakfast during the Commonwealth's annual Jefferson-Jackson celebration in February has blossomed into a ground game effort dedicated to electing women candidates.