The Redskins Accurately Predict the Winner of the Presidential Election - Again

If you really wanted to know who was going to win the Presidential Election before Tuesday you could have just stayed up really late the night before watching the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers play on Monday Night Football. Sound ridiculous? Of course it does. But guess what? ...more

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Will the Long National Nightmare Be Over?

I early-voted in Arizona a couple of weeks ago. It was almost like praying. I spent a long time on the ballot, which was quite extensive--in Arizona as in many Western states there's always a raft of ballot initiatives to consider, and judges though appointed initially must be retained in office by a vote of the people. I voted on every single one of the dozens of judges even though I knew little about most of them. I don't think I ever relished filling out a ballot so much, and I was glad the early vote ballots are done by old ...more

Holding My Breath til November 4th

Holding My Breath till November 4th I grew up in Chicago when the original Mayor Daley and the infamous Democratic machine ran the city.  Around election time, people would joke, “Vote early and vote often.”   Sure it was corrupt and there was plenty of graft, but local politics was filled with colorful, somewhat harmless characters.   ...more

Tonight: In Women's Equality Day Speech, Hillary Clinton Will Look With Long Eyes

All eyes will be on Hillary Clinton when she speaks tonight at the Democratic National Convention. ...more

Why I'm not Writing a Check to Obama Today

I was planning to attend Barack Obama’s big fundraising reception in New York tonight and make the maximum contribution to his campaign, but I have torn up the invitation. My decision isn’t about the money, though the thought of writing a check for $4600 for anything other than a mortgage payment or two takes my breath away. It seemed that important to do my part to prevent the 100% anti-choice John McCain’s election and a de facto third Bush term. ...more

HOW BO DIDDLEY CAN TEACH HILLARY CLINTON A NOTE OR TWO

It’s been a tough week.  The death of legendary rock n’ roller Bo Diddley and the demise of Hillary Clinton’s groundbreaking presidential campaign both hit me hard. I’m a cockeyed optimist, but these two events forced me to confront certain basic truths: dreams don’t always come true; hopes sometimes remain just that. ...more

WHY WOMEN NEED TO LEARN HISTORY'S ELECTION POWER LESSON

Like many women who identify themselves as feminists, Kathleen Turner and I are divided in our presidential candidate pick. We spent 18 months collaborating on her just-released memoir, Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles. During that time, we talked about politics quite a bit, because she sees herself as an activist as well as an actor. ...more

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IA Youth Wrap-up and Hillary's Youth Troubles

Kristina reported right after the caucus, greeting us with the most exciting numbers - over 65,000 people under 30 caucused. It was with a tearful eye that I have read, in vindication, the hourly google news alerts that include the words "young voters" that are brought to my inbox. Sunday's San Francisco Chronical chimed in with enthusiasm ...more

Winner Tonight: Young People and New Media

Tonight we saw a huge win for democrats. And it came in the form of enormous turnout for non-establishment candidates. According to numbers from CIRCLE (pdf) ...more