With the greatest number of women ever in Congress, there is still mathematical reason to debate 2012 as a “Year of the Woman.” The elections have come and gone and men still hold 80 out of 100 (80 percent) seats in the Senate, and 355 of 433 (82 percent) filled seats in the House.
When it came to the presidential and senate campaigns, SBA List had an almost perfect record… of losses.
Six months ago Democrats were in danger of losing the Senate and the White House. Instead, a victory in both.
Rape, and other forms of violence and abuse such as birth control sabotage or pregnancy coercion, are acts that seek to strip power from women and inhibit their decisionmaking. This election-year, where are the real conversations about violence against women, not just idiotic statements about rape?
Apparenty in Iowa, only politicians should decide if a woman’s health is at risk?
In the light of this great day for us social justice advocates, something else came to mind as I reflected on Bill Clinton’s presence at the DNC: His comeback (forget New Hampshire, his comeback in the whole wide world) and just how instructive it is for women candidates now vying for office.
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley let Mitt Romney off the hook over lingering questions about his position on abortion in cases of rape.
An anti-choice Democrat running for the Kansas House of Representatives isn’t really “news” in Kansas, but a Democratic candidate who speaks at local Tea Party rallies, is openly hostile to President Obama, and acts as a community leader in propagating the extreme anti-choice myth of black genocide?? Kansas, meet your Democratic Party candidate for Wichita’s 89th House District…Peggy Elliott.
Most people spend the Fourth celebrating the America and the people who have made the country great. Congressman Walsh spent his brushing off blowback from calling his rival and former veteran “not a true hero.”
The former Clarence Thomas clerk will now take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November. But what are the differences between the two women?