Are Women Involved Enough In Politics?

In a September 2014 article I asked the question,” If the presidential election were held today, who would get your vote?”Dr. Ben Carson led the race in responses, followed by Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.Many pollsters and women’s groups have been positioning Hillary Clinton to become the first female U.S. President. Whether this will come to fruition certainly remains to be seen.The 2014 midterms are behind us, and inarguably the results will have an impact in Washington....more

Mixed Messages For Women in the Midterms

Now that the results are in for the 2014 midterm elections, we can see what changed for women....more

Don't Forget to Vote Tomorrow! And on Wednesday, It's Time to Run.

 Author and son circa 2002 ...more

How Running For Office Is Different For Mothers

Women can and do run for office, but their path to politics differs from the one most men follow. Women are generally asked to run and likely to have been recruited....more
Well said.  And we need more women representing in office.   "The most important thing is ...more

Am I the Only White Person in America Offended by Racism and the Tea Party?

If politics remains a taboo topic in polite conversation, then racism in politics represents the equivalent of suppression, of something whispered behind closed doors in the dim light of one flickering candle.  ...more

Does Our Current Romance with Hillary Mean an Easier Path for Her in 2016?

Does Our Current Romance with Hillary Mean an Easier Path for Her in 2016?By Anita Finlay...more

Ashley Judd Was Smart to Bow Out of Senate Bid

Ashley Judd’s announcement Wednesday that she would not challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014 proves that she is smart enough to know who her real opponent would be: Ashley Judd....more

Why the half time performance bothered me

I follow hundreds of feminist activists on Twitter and was surprised that during last night's SuperBowl half-time show very few of them were as disturbed as I by Beyonce's overly sexy show.  I am a fan of Beyonce and some of this might be generational (I'm 56), but her show felt more like a Victoria's Secret runway than mid-field at the SuperBowl.   ...more

Emily's List CEO Talks Democratic Women in 2012 and Beyond

"Women made the difference in the 2012 election, and it's only just begun," Emily's List CEO Stephanie Schriock told reporters at the National Press Club last week, discussing the record number of women elected to the United States legislature in 2012, key growth in state and local races, and what needs to happen to keep this momentum going. ...more

The Invisible Constituency: Who Campaigns for Caregivers?

Regardless of our respective political leanings, we all can agree that the 2012 election cycle can only be characterized as historic. When the confetti cleared in the wee hours of November 7, nineteen women found themselves holding positions as newly elected officials. Whether on the ticket or at the campaign rallies, women and women’s issues played crucial and decisive roles in this campaign cycle. Reproductive health took center stage, followed closely by issues related to fair pay, and marriage equality. What failed to make the news feed? Caregiving....more