Personal Democracy Forum 2011: Women Out in Front

Being at a tech conference that was 50% women speakers felt different. When the women get up on stage and talk about concepts I don’t understand, I know things are shifting. At Personal Democracy Forum 2011 (PDF) in New York City the ratio of female to male speakers was 47% to 53%. PDF is a forum where activists, intellectuals and policymakers from all over the world gather to explore the digital age’s impact on governance and society. ...more

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Wall of Shame: Majority Leader Reid Calls Gillibrand "Hottest Senator"

Why no, he didn't mean "hottest" like "she takes a stand on the hottest issues" including cyber security and health care. According to Maggie Haberman at, this happened yesterday at a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: ...more

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At This Rate, Soon We'll All Be Tracy Flick

Remember Tracy Flick from the movie Election? The over-achieving, uber-ambitious, won't-let-anything-get-in-my-way gal running for class President? If she didn't before this week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is now very familiar with Tracy, who some are saying is Gillibrand's alter ego. ...more

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Taking the girl out of Upstate: The Selection of Kirsten Gillibrand

In the midst of all the speculation surrounding the selection of Kirsten Gillibrand (D-20 NY) as the replacement for former Senator Clinton, I asked a friend from the Bronx if she knew who Kirsten Gillibrand was. "No", she replied, "You could tell me that she's the Postmaster General and I would believe you". And there lies the rub of New York politics. ...more

I was just telling someone how I grew up in CT which is SO small compared to where I am now - ...more