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ELECTION 2012: Women Told the Nation, Loud and Clear, This Election was About the Economy and Jobs

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Women have spoken. And they told the nation, loud and clear, that this election was about the economy and jobs. For women, topics like birth control and equal pay are absolutely economic issues for women. I’ve heard some say we voted with our “ladyparts,” which we certainly care about, but it was bigger than that.

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New Jobs Report Shows Good News For Everyone, Especially Women

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As the unemployment rate hits the lowest level in years, women are seeing impact.

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A Debate in Which Women Were Left Drinking Alone

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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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Progressive Catholics Are Finally Being Heard

As the recession gets worse, more Catholics are shifting their political opinions, or becoming more open to compromise and dialogue about that and other issues.

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Women, Get Pregnant: Your Country Needs More Workers

The economic argument against contraception assumes an unnerving disregard for humanity.

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Sexonomics

The media discussions over the inclusion, and then exclusion, of contraception funds in the stimulus package ignored actual experts. And the fact that family planning has profound economic benefits.

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Grading the Candidates: McCain Failing From Child Care to Reproductive Rights

An independent group of economists rates the candidates during the financial crisis on ten critical issues for women. McCain barely passes, Obama scores high.

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In Hard Times, Treating Women’s Private Decisions With Empathy

In a broken economy, do Americans realize that moralizing about sex doesn’t address people’s real needs?

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The Palin-Biden Debate: Betting on Resurgent Social Issues

With Sarah Palin’s appeal to social conservatives and Joe Biden’s pro-choice Catholicism, expect the McCain campaign to go all-in with the Culture War in Thursday’s debate.

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Abortion? It’s All About the Economy for Many Iowa Voters

In nearly any other election in recent memory, the accusation that a Republican candidate in Iowa not only supported abortion but had participated in one would have been big news — if not a political kiss of death. Not this year.

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