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The Lessons of Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Boston’s longest serving mayor, Tom Menino, died last week at the age of 71. Menino was mayor of the city for 20 years before health problems forced him to decline another run. Though clearly disappointed, he remained active and involved until just a week before his death. His passing, so soon after he announced he […]

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How Are Women Not Running America?

American men, our days of political power surely are numbered. I don’t know how we have hung on as long as we have. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released voter demographic data from last year’s presidential election, and the picture does not favor men’s political fortunes. Most media outlets focused on the fact that for […]

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Electing Women: Is Fear of the Campaign a Cop Out?

While at the BlogHer’12 conference this past summer, I attended a fantastic panel on social media and electing women to public office. During and after the panel, there was a lively Twitter thread happening, in parallel, on the topic. You can read the whole thread by searching for #BH12ElectWomen. It includes panelists, members of the […]

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Who are You Calling “Ladylike?”

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says his Senate opponent Claire McCaskill was much more “ladylike” last time she ran for office. A Mitt Romney supporter recently told NPR that Michelle Obama isn’t a good First Lady because she’s not “ladylike” enough. The last time someone told me I wasn’t being ladylike, it was one of my […]

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A Cure for Partisanship

If there’s only one thing that everyone in America can agree on, it’s that our country has become more polarized and partisan than ever. Many of us are appalled by our elected representatives’ lack of civility, because we realize that the health and stability of our government demand that people on opposite sides of the […]

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