Sheryl Sandberg’s Revolutionary “Lean In”
Mar13

Sheryl Sandberg’s Revolutionary “Lean In”

WASHINGTON – Critics like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point. Unless women speak up and confront their bosses and reach out to congressional representatives...

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Top Republican Strategist: GOP “Doesn’t Give Equal Opportunity to Women”
Mar12

Top Republican Strategist: GOP “Doesn’t Give Equal Opportunity to Women”

SCHMIDT: I think in any organization where women are not at the table, where it is skewed male in today’s day and age, that’s an organization that’s deficient. That’s an organization that’s going to have problems. It’s one of the problems we have structurally in the Republican Party. We don’t have enough women at the table. But any company, any organization in today’s day and age that doesn’t give equal opportunity to women, that...

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Following Hillary, from “Field-Clearing” to Gossip
Mar01

Following Hillary, from “Field-Clearing” to Gossip

WASHINGTON – We just can’t leave it alone. Writing about Hillary Clinton and her prospects for 2016 is just too delectable, too enticing, too historically epic in proportions that keeping it all alive until Mrs. Clinton decides is what any political writer worth his or her salt will do. You’re going to have to decide what’s worth reading, because right now it’s a crap storm out there. However, the latest...

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Seth, Shirley, Barbra, and Jane
Feb27

Seth, Shirley, Barbra, and Jane

WASHINGTON – Never has there been more caterwauling. Never mind that it was pure nonsense, because the 85th Oscars was packed from start to finish with females shown in their best light, taking focus at every turn from the men who still run the town. It’s so odd that so many people are obsessing over the hilarious “We Saw Your Boobs,” which was meant to nab a younger demographic and did just that. It worked,...

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“Downton Abbey’s” Killer Season [Spoiler Alert]
Feb19

“Downton Abbey’s” Killer Season [Spoiler Alert]

The makers of Downton Abbey have already moved to console devastated viewers about the “untimely and tragic death” of character Matthew Crawley, after an outpouring of furious complaints about the Christmas special. Viewers complained it was “travasty”, a “tragedy” and an “outrage”, with some saying the ending had “ruined their Christmas”. The makers of the programme...

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HuffPost Lawsuit: “Fraud and Unjust Enrichment” Added
Feb15

HuffPost Lawsuit: “Fraud and Unjust Enrichment” Added

In a major development in the bitter court fight over the founding of the Huffington Post, a New York judge has for the second time refused the request of media moguls Arianna Huffington and Ken Lerer to dismiss the case. The new ruling also expands the scope of the case to include claims of fraud and unjust enrichment. – Judge allows case over HuffPo ownership to go forward, adds fraud claim NEW YORK Supreme Court Judge Charles...

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Beware! Facebook Can Kill Romance
Feb14

Beware! Facebook Can Kill Romance

WASHINGTON – It’s Valentine’s Day. A day filled with fun and sexpectations, but also opportunities, which in the instant gratification social media era also includes doing things you’ll regret the day after. It’s also a day for the 1 Billion Rising campaign, where people stand up, speak out, dance and come out against violence against women and girls. As we learn of Oscar Pistorious being charged with the...

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Marco Rubio Leads 21 Republicans Who Vote Against Violence Against Women Act
Feb13

Marco Rubio Leads 21 Republicans Who Vote Against Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON – A man who has such a thirst for the presidency that he’s in a hurry to get there, which partially explains Senator Rubio’s very awkward Poland Spring moment, shouldn’t be voting against something as important as the VAWA. There is no excuse for these Republicans, none at all. From the Los Angeles Times: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said at a news conference following the vote that women across the...

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Kelly Ayotte Parrots Lindsey Graham Ignorance on Benghazi
Feb12

Kelly Ayotte Parrots Lindsey Graham Ignorance on Benghazi

“The forces were moving… … There was no time or space available to be able to respond in time.” – Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta [C-SPAN - See video below] WASHINGTON – Conservatives stubbornly refuse to accept and understand just how quickly the Benghazi, Libya 9/11 terrorist attack engulfed the consulate and also that the Obama administration, Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey quickly...

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Hillary, The New Website
Feb06

Hillary, The New Website

WASINGTON – HillaryClinton.com, the 2008 site, now directs people to “Click here to reach the office of Hillary Clinton.” The second run to become the first female president in U.S. history… awaits. At least many hope so. It’s not a coronation. As I’ve written before, many a Democratic man people have voted for had fewer credentials and a resume of less heft than Hillary Rodham Clinton. These same...

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“Skeet Birthers” Attack Obama, Miss Target
Feb04

“Skeet Birthers” Attack Obama, Miss Target

WASHINGTON – You knew it was going to hit the minute the Obama skeet shooting photo was released. The New York Post went berserk over the photo, but it was David Plouffe who got the best laugh. Day made. The skeet birthers are out in full force in response to POTUS pic. Makes for most excellent, delusional reading. #whereistrump — David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) February 2, 2013 The attacks also ignore that the official...

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Progressives Have Tough Fight Ahead
Jan29

Progressives Have Tough Fight Ahead

WASHINGTON – President Obama gave on his Second Inaugural was still fresh. Secretary Clinton’s tour de force performance on the Benghazi terrorist attack that had taken one formidable female down already, Ambassador Susan Rice, had left Republican senators vanquished, with right-wing House members reduced to talking points. Democratic leaders in Congress then promptly showed weakness, making progressives and Democrats...

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Hillary’s Tour de Force on the Hill
Jan24

Hillary’s Tour de Force on the Hill

“I’m not sure she had rehearsed for that type of question,” Johnson told BuzzFeed Wednesday afternoon, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “I think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions. It was a good way of getting out of really having to respond to me.” [Buzzfeed]...

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Bill Clinton is Wrong
Jan21

Bill Clinton is Wrong

WASHINGTON – It hardly matters, but I seriously doubt Bill Clinton knows squat about guns. I understand the culture he’s talking about, because I live amidst it too, especially considering to whom I’m married (a firearms expert, though not by profession). It also doesn’t matter that Mr. Clinton likely doesn’t own a gun or know how to shoot one either. What does matter, however, is his clear opportunism in...

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“Zero Dark Thirty,” A Heroine’s Tale
Jan15

“Zero Dark Thirty,” A Heroine’s Tale

WASHINGTON – It’s the big story so many are missing in all the reviews tumbling out about Zero Dark Thirty. The hero in Zero Dark Thirty is “the girl.” Played by Jessica Chastain, who won the Golden Globe Sunday night for Best Actress in a Drama, what plays out on the screen is being overshadowed by high pitched squeals from critics whose fervor misses the movie’s genius and ultimate message completely....

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Tarantino’s Dynamite “Django Unchained” and the Critics [Spoiler Alert]
Jan08

Tarantino’s Dynamite “Django Unchained” and the Critics [Spoiler Alert]

… 75 percent of everyone polled said it isn’t Congress’ or the president’s role to pressure Hollywood to make less-violent movies and TV shows. [...] Meanwhile, 68 percent of liberals say the NRA bears more blame than Hollywood, but 74 percent of conservatives blame Hollywood more than gun-ownership advocates. However, 60 percent of all respondents agree that mental illness is the single biggest cause of mass...

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Secretary Clinton is Back
Jan07

Secretary Clinton is Back

WASHINGTON – The much anticipated return of Secretary Clinton was preceded by a flurry of insane drivel from the right, which began with vile attacks of “Benghazi flu” after she suffered a concussion, the reason for her brief absence on the scene. A blood clot was subsequently found and Clinton’s been undergoing treatment since. There remains some question about whether she’ll testify on the Hill on...

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Russell Crowe’s Epic Fail in “Les Misérables”
Jan04

Russell Crowe’s Epic Fail in “Les Misérables”

WASHINGTON – It’s tremendous to read that “Les Misérables” is doing well at the box office. It’s a good season for films, as Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” proves, along with “Jack Reacher” and others. “Les Mis” is a tough musical in all respects, some say it’s also great. To love another person is to see the face of God. [from Victor Hugo's "Les...

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Fiscal Scheme Deal Raises Taxes on 77% of Americans
Jan03

Fiscal Scheme Deal Raises Taxes on 77% of Americans

WASHINGTON – It’s a fool’s errand trusting President Obama, Democrats or Republicans, which is why I haven’t for a very long time. It’s 2013, the year of austerity, which didn’t work in Europe and won’t work here either, but our politicians are too ignorant to learn the lessons. We have been subjected to a White House negotiating process that violates every standard of rationality and...

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John Kerry, Not Susan Rice, for Top Diplomat
Dec12

John Kerry, Not Susan Rice, for Top Diplomat

WASHINGTON – This should be an easy choice for liberals. Not only does Senator John Kerry have a deep resume on foreign affairs, but we’ve seen his ability to change and grow through learning the hard way. His ability to take on the military industrial complex and the Pentagon is one of his stronger assets. Of course, my reasons for believing he’s a better choice is because I’ve had the pleasure of working with...

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