Indictment of Sen. John Edwards Spurs Legal Debate, Laments for Opportunities Lost

A federal grand jury handed down a six-count indictment today against former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards that he illegally used campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair....more

to this story. It sounds like a lot of effort went into covering up the trail, lying to ...more

CAMPAIGN 2008 AND THE BLOGHER COMMUNITY

From my first BlogHer three years ago in San Jose, I've understood the power and wonder of BlogHer.  Through this campaign though, I've also been grateful for the friends and colleagues I've met.  The combined wisdom, thoughtfulness, humor, passion and outrage that converges here is a real gift.  There is so much to think about, and talk about, and rant about, that this built-in political community is a blessing.  I've found many new blogs, both those I agree with and those I don't, and feel smarter, and less alone in my concerns, and gratified as well at those who've come to my blog for t ...more

YES WE CAN -- Be Like Obama

Obama has been meeting with Clinton's debtors and donors and supporters and his bundle donors to ask them all to help Hillary with her massive campaign debt. So now, despite months of hate and slime, we are all one big family, like the Brady Bunch, and he wants Bobby to pay for Marsha's nose job. ...more

No News from Hillary

As Tuesday wore on, it became clear that by the end of the night that Barack Obama would be the "presumptive" presidential nominee for the Democratic party. Superdelegates were dropping like flies throughout the day, declaring their fealty to Obama, after being afraid to for months. ...more

Will She or Won't She? Not Even the Pundits Know for Sure!

HILLARY WILL CONCEDE! SHE'LL BE VP! HILLARY WON'T CONCEDE! NO WAY, JOSE! OBAMA HAS CLINCHED THE NOMINATION! WAIT, NO HE HASN'T! ...more

I think many of us in our discussions fail to consistently see the double-edged nature of ...more

Race and Gender -- Is It Better to Talk About Them or Pretend They're Not There?

The conflict about the role that race and gender still play in our society is on display for everyone to see in this presidential race. The press says Geraldine Ferraro is a racist for stating that: If [Barack] Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman [of any color], he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept. The "lucky" comment, not so artful. ...more

I suppose if the next generation of American kids grow up with a Black president in the White ...more

Lessons for the Next 'Serious Woman Presidential Candidate"

A few things are clear to me this week. Hannah Montana is the next big thing. I'll need some help to survive the fact that Project Runway Season Four will soon be over And attacking Hillary Clinton has become a blood sport, even for the comedians. ...more

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And Then There Were Two

As an ardent John Edwards supporter, today is a sad day for me as he announces he is dropping out of the race for the White House. ...more

Tex, Thanks for stopping by. It's great to have the perspective of an ex-pat. I hope you'll be ...more

My Diatribe on the 2008 Democratic Candidates

A few weeks ago a friend of mine and I traded "my candidate won NH," "barely," "if you call winning by x amount barely," "yeah well my candidate won ID" jabs over IM. Our adult version of the children's "uh-huh, nuh-uh" argument ended when he asked me to explain my reasons for supporting Hillary Clinton over his choice, Barack Obama. ...more

Mother Hillary

This is my first post as a BlogHer Contributing Editor, so let me say how thrilled and excited I am to be here! (OK, enough for my Sally Field moment)! ...more

Welcome PunditMom! (Sorry I'm so late to the welcoming party!) I'm so glad to see you here ...more