Author Archive | Joanne Bamberger

Katie Couric & Her HPV Vaccine “Controversy”

Is Katie Couric taking Jenny McCarthy’s place as the latest celebrity vaccine denier? If her recent show on the vaccine that prevents most types of cervical cancer is any indicator, the answer is “yes.” As someone who went through her own cervical cancer scare years ago, and as the mother of a 13-year-old girl who [...]

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Will Steubenville be the Beginning of the End of Rape Cover-Up Culture?

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine might just be the nation’s newest champion when it comes to changing the culture of protecting schools and student athletes at the expense of sexual assault victims. This week DeWine announced four more grand jury indictments against school officials, including the Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Michael McVey and a former [...]

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Women and Voter ID Laws: Suffrage 2.0?

A wave of new voter identification laws in states across the country have drawn plenty of criticism, and rightly so. They’re a thinly veiled attempt by Republicans to suppress voting by the poor, who are disproportionately black and Hispanic and tend to vote for Democrats. But the news coverage has missed another class of victims: [...]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Adoptees’ New BFF?

Arnold Schwarzenegger might be my daughter’s new best friend. No, my eighth-grader isn’t a fan of the “Terminator” movie franchise or Schwarzenegger’s tenure as California governor. But as a girl who was adopted from China, she likes his recently reincarnated idea about changing the Constitution so that the ability to run for president of the [...]

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6 Things Ted Cruz Wants You to Forget

For the last few days, cable news has been all Ted Cruz all the time.  His 23-hour rant about Obamacare on the floor of the Senate? He wants you to think it was a filibuster to sound all grand and champion-like, but under the rules of the Senate, it wasn’t. He was not up against [...]

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