Represent! Record Numbers of Women of Color in the House

If President Obama’s re-election was a confirmation that the politicians need to embrace the changing face (or is it faces?) of our nation, the winners of the Congressional races show that voters want our representatives in Washington to actually represent the many kinds of people who make up America. The 2012 election may go down as one of the most diverse campaign seasons ever. Not just in the faces celebrating President Barack Obama’s re-election, but in the candidates who won the Congressional races. ...more
Great strides have been made for ethnic and gender diversity in the House and Senate but we need ... more

Could Obama's Handling of Sandy Make the Election?

Election day is one week away, but Superstorm Sandy has thrown this tightest of presidential elections into another whirlwind. The massive storm – and its aftermath – have forced President Obama off the campaign trail and on to something even more formidable: proving his presidential mettle in the wake of a natural disaster. The President has cancelled his campaigning through Wednesday....more
Against the Red Cross' request, Romney collected can goods at a "relief event" today. The Red ... more

Mitt Is Not Moderate, But He Does Say Things Like "Binders Full of Women"

I was waiting to see who would show up at tonight’s town hall at Hofstra University. Would it be the suddenly “Moderate Mitt” of the last presidential debate? Or would it be “Extreme Mitt,” the self-described “severely conservative” governor we’d come to know during the endless debates of the primary? The suspense was practically killing me. ...more
There were many moments during the debate Tuesday evening that caused me to have deep concern ... more

Mitt Is Not Moderate, But He Does Say Things Like "Binders Full of Women"

I was waiting to see who would show up at tonight’s town hall at Hofstra University. Would it be the suddenly “Moderate Mitt” of the last presidential debate? Or would it be “Extreme Mitt,” the self-described “severely conservative” governor we’d come to know during the endless debates of the primary? The suspense was practically killing me. ...more
@Pinksmack.com Are you aware that the President does not set government pay. All women working ... more

I Was in a Binder Full of Women

There were many moments during the debate Tuesday evening that caused me to have deep concern for women’s rights, but it was the reference to “binders full of women” that triggered a flashback....more
@NicholasJames The article and study do not speak to equal pay for equal work. They compare ... more