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Saying Goodbye to Helen Thomas

The well-known White House reporter, Helen Thomas, died on July 20 at the age of 92.This paragraph from the Washington Post obituary for Helen Thomas sums up my view of her: When President George H.W. Bush announced that the defense budget would remain the same after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of […]

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Women in Presidential Cabinets: How About Some Facts

It’s not unusual for cabinet-level appointees to leave the White House in a second term.  Those jobs have high burnout factors. Much is being made about whether President Obama is doing his part to ensure as much diversity as possible in his next cabinet.  Perhaps he needs a “binder full of women!” Many people are […]

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Michelle Obama is No Angry Black Woman

Why are Americans so afraid of strong women? That we are, in fact, afraid is the only conclusion I can draw from the flap over the new book on President Obama and the reported “conflicts” between First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s staff. Now, we all know that even among groups of motivated people […]

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