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GOP Convention: Beyond American Gothic

September 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I don’t know much about Alaska, but–riot police activities in St. Paul during the GOP convention notwithstanding– I have heard that Minnesota is a progressive, child-friendly state. And the federal government is sort of progressive, too, when it comes to protecting children. For example, it is against the Mann Act to bring a minor across […]

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Too Much Expediency

April 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Hard choices lie ahead for our country. For years, working at a feminist news service I helped to found, I would have couched the choice in gender terms: A woman would do better. Now, I am not so certain. As women in America, we have still not achieved equality on a lot of fronts. Anyone […]

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Super Eve

February 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The day after tomorrow is Super Tuesday–a day in which some 40 percent of delegates for the summer political conventions will be apportioned, grasped, or at least groped or pleaded for. Due to a change in primary dates, we in California are faced with the possibility of having our primary votes count for the first […]

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Tags: It's about time!