Hillary Clinton


A Hillary Birthday Testimonial from a Longtime Staffer
25 Oct 2013

A Hillary Birthday Testimonial from a Longtime Staffer

Neera Tanden offered a lovely testimonial on Hillary Clinton in Politico entitled “Hillary Is No Quitter.”   Most striking is her discussion of Hillary Clinton’s dedication, kindness to her staff and ability to rebound after difficult setbacks. Clearly, those who have worked with her, and supporters who researched her record, were already well aware of qualities that millions have only just discovered during her tenure as Secretary of State. ...

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Matthews’ Hypocritical Lamentations on Loss of “Friendly” Politics Mirrors that of Our Leaders
21 Oct 2013

Matthews’ Hypocritical Lamentations on Loss of “Friendly” Politics Mirrors that of Our Leaders

In the Boston Globe, Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball waxed poetic on the “civilized” politics of yesteryear, particularly praising the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neill.  “We’re all friends after six” Reagan would say, and the two worked together in a civilized fashion. Matthews is correct that our current debate is grotesque, catering to the most aggressive in each party, and...

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01 Oct 2013

The Right Move: CNN and NBC Scrap Plans for Hillary Films

The Washington Post reported that both CNN and NBC have cancelled plans to produce films about the life of Hillary Clinton. Charles Ferguson, the CNN film’s director, complained that he was frozen out and neither Democrat nor Republican nor anyone in the Clinton camp would offer him access or help, yet despite his frustration, scrapping these films is the correct decision. It is the right of each candidate to define themselves to...

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26 Sep 2013

Are Republicans Trying to Lose? Will Female Pundits Come to Their Rescue?

The Washington Times’ Wesley Pruden just derided Hillary Clinton for her “occasional” visits to the hairdresser and wrote that while a man of 69 is not out of his prime, a woman being inaugurated at that age is well past her “sell-by” date.  However one feels about Hillary, do Pruden or Republicans like Mitch McConnell, with his recent “Golden Girls” jibes think ageism is a...

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18 Sep 2013

Women’s Issues Are Not “Soft”: Sexism and the Urge to Devalue

In the media’s obsession with all things Hillary, the prognosticators for 2016 are exercising their insatiable need to sell copy by conjuring a blood feud between Vice President Biden and Secretary Clinton. We know Mr. Biden would love to be President. Respectfully, that day will likely not come for him. His team knows that, which is why they defensively balk at those who give the...

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10 Sep 2013

When in Doubt, Hide Behind Hillary

Hillary Clinton took time before her remarks on Wildlife Trafficking in Washington, D.C. yesterday to meet with President Obama and then, surprisingly, to weigh in on Syria. Despite years of pundits’ slurs to the contrary, former Secretary of State Clinton has proven a loyal soldier to the President, but why she would attach herself to the Syrian crisis under debate is a mystery worth unpacking....

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27 Aug 2013

Anita's News for Exciting Changes Ahead as Finlay & Smart (Amicably) Part Ways

Too often, we are encouraged to be viewers and voyeurs instead of powerful, vital entrepreneurs and creative, soulful beings who need to be heard more and to hear more that is of substance.  Please stay tuned to anitafinlay.com.  In the next few weeks, I’ll be launching an expanded, more interactive website and blog, with lots of bling, audio and video.  It will be an exciting place to hang out...

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13 Aug 2013

Crystal Nichols, Football Referee and Princess Warrior

Last week on Finlay & Smart Talk, we had the pleasure of interviewing Crystal Nichols, the first women to ever officiate an IFAF Pro Men’s football game at the highest level in Helsinki, Finland on Live TV.  Her perseverance and accomplishments are both amazing and inspiring.  We were thrilled to shine a spotlight on this lovely lady.  John and I were moved by her journey and...

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07 Aug 2013

Visual Vilification: A Tale of Two Hillarys

In the media’s obsession with all things Hillary, no sooner did NBC and CNN announce biopics on the former Secretary of State than the RNC denounced those films as biased infomercials. Republicans are terrified of running against someone with her bona fides and popularity. Cue the negative coverage, as evidenced by the photographs of Mrs. Clinton and RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, in the FOX News’ article, Republicans...

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30 Jul 2013

Daily Beast Insults both Diane Lane and Hillary Clinton Because…?

Way to go, Daily Beast. Thanks for a slap in search of a story. Stating that actress Diane Lane cannot do any more than smolder because she is “far too sexy” to portray Hillary Clinton in NBC’s upcoming miniseries is like saying the glamorous comedienne Mo’Nique would never be able to pull off her Oscar-winning turn as an abusive mother in Precious.  That’s why they call it acting.  Never...

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