Women in Politics


21 Jul 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Women in Leadership 7/18/2014

Jerry and I catch up on all things “vacational” and political before digging into my latest article asking if we are finally ready to embrace female leadership! I inquire whether a piece of pop culture, like the mighty Kacy Catanzaro shocking the world by completing the American Ninja Warrior Final’s course and beating out many men who could not even complete these herculean physical tasks,...

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Are There Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership?
18 Jul 2014

Are There Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership?

Mighty Kacy Catanzaro (ht. 5 feet, wt. 100 lbs.) just made history on American Ninja Warrior as the only woman to complete the course at the Dallas finals. Her jaw-dropping performance, beating out many men in the process, is an inspiration to women and girls everywhere.  Her video, shared below, has had nearly 6 million hits.  While many were moved by her discipline and achievement,...

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Nick Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, 
Houston Chronicle
08 Jul 2014

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision May Be a Disaster for Republicans

Last week’s firestorm set off by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has brought into sharp focus the problem Republicans have in their outreach to women.  Rather than Utah Senator Mike Lee et al taking a victory lap over Hobby Lobby’s exemption from covering 4 types of contraception that it (wrongly) classifies as abortifacients in its health care plan, what should trouble Conservatives is the...

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19 Jun 2014

“Hillary is the Meryl Streep of Politics”: Anita Finlay on Newsmax TV

On her book tour for Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton has been getting a fair amount of lambasting from a pundit class that looks to be lying in wait in the tall grass.  As usual, Secretary Clinton is graded  by a different metric than other potential candidates, or private citizens (she is one right now) would receive. How good would ever be good enough in her case? I answer those...

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Anita Finlay on Newsmax TV: Hillary, Leadership and the GOP Upset
12 Jun 2014

Anita Finlay on Newsmax TV: Hillary, Leadership and the GOP Upset

Thrilled to share my first appearance as a commentator on Newsmax TV.  They roll out on Directv next week and host Ed Berliner is a true gent.  We discuss Hillary’s book launch, Benghazi, what the American people want in a leader going forward, and read the tea leaves on Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking loss to an unknown in the VA primary Tuesday night… Enjoy the...

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Celebrating Women at BlogHer 2014
07 May 2014

Celebrating Women at BlogHer 2014

I’m so proud to be one of the bloggers chosen by BlogHer as a Voice of the Year for my piece on World War II’s unsung female war heroes… please click the image to read… Also, a note of deep gratitude to Messrs. John Litchfield and Richard Pindlebury for their detailed features on Nancy Wake and Irene Sendler, which I had quoted in my piece.  Over the...

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23 Apr 2014

Jon Stewart Gives Sexist Blowhards What For

Jon Stewart’s brilliant takedown of the preposterous double standards leveled at Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and, for that matter, all women in politics is almost enough to make me forgive him for not sharing this in 2008… I’ll take it now.  Thanks, Jon. Honestly, this ought to be required viewing for all talking heads. Watch and enjoy! (here is the link, just in case) ******************************* Anita Finlay...

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22 Apr 2014

News Flash: Hillary Clinton Is Not Pregnant

Media outlets are abuzz with Chelsea Clinton’s announcement that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child this fall. Sharing the joyful news at a “No Ceilings” event for young women in New York, Chelsea said, “I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me” while Mama Hillary looked on,...

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08 Apr 2014

Was Mary Barra Set Up to Take the Fall at GM?

Last week, newly minted GM CEO Mary Barra withstood a battering from a Congressional committee over GM’s recent recall of 2.6 million vehicles. Per Allan Stamm of Deadline Detroit, they demanded to know why “GM didn’t react to signs dating back to 2001 that Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and similar vehicles had faulty ignitions” since “13 deaths and 32 crashes have been linked to the...

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Past is Prologue: Media Again Derides Hillary as an Entitled “Corporate” Candidate
01 Apr 2014

Past is Prologue: Media Again Derides Hillary as an Entitled “Corporate” Candidate

In an interview on CNN’s Crossfire, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who last week intimated he’d make a better president than Hillary Clinton, avoided attacking her despite host S.E. Cupp’s efforts to get him to brand Hillary as an “old guard” candidate and the pawn of corporations.  Refusing to take the bait, Sanders instead discussed the need for solutions to bolster the middle and working classes, badly damaged but...

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