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Second Presidential Debate Still Too Glossy on Women’s Economic Issues

Come November 7th, there are deeper questions to be tackled by both the President and Congress regarding issues of poverty that disproportionately impact women.

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A Debate in Which Women Were Left Drinking Alone

Photo: wassermonster.com.

If you expected to be drinking every time a woman’s issue was raised during the debate, you probably ended the night sober. But… come November, we may be drowning our sorrows.

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Talking About Abortion: Civility and Liberal Impotence

I fear “common ground” dialogues because I fear a liberal impotence nurtured by a deep-seated culture of “civility” and conflict-avoidance.

 

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Stewart, Huckabee go head-to-head on abortion

Jon Stewart’s interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee sought to create "common ground" on the abortion issue, but Stewart was not at all equipped with the tools to refute Huckabee’s main talking points.

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Roundup: Abortion Rises Again as Election Issue

Obama seeks middle ground on abortion; McCain slammed for ‘sarcastic air quotes’; Abortion restrictions on the ballot in Colorado, South Dakota and California; Broad support for reproductive health bill in Phillipines; UN says more focus on women needed in fight against HIV; ‘HIV positive’ Muppet educates kids on the disease in South Africa.

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McCain Ridicules Women’s Health; Voters, Pundits Astonished

Pundits and bloggers thought that by dismissing an exception to abortion bans for women’s health, McCain was alienating the very voters he had spent months courting.

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Roundup: Debate Analysis, Catholics Votes, and CA Newspapers Say No on Prop 4

Debate analysis; how Catholics should vote; California newspaper editorialize in opposition to parental notification.

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VIDEO: Obama and McCain Debate Abortion

Bob Schieffer asked Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain "[c]ould either of you ever nominate someone to the Supreme Court who disagrees with you on this issue? Senator McCain?"

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McCain Repeats Debunked ‘Born Alive’ Attacks in Debate

Senator John McCain repeated long debunked lies about Sen. Barack Obama’s record on the Illinois Born Alive Protection Act.

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VIDEO: Obama and McCain Debate RH Issues

Barack Obama and John McCain had a full discussion of sexual and reproductive health issues in the final presidential debate tonight.

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