Who Is Behind The New York Times’ Treatment of Hillary Clinton?
01 Aug 2015

Who Is Behind The New York Times’ Treatment of Hillary Clinton?

The New York Times has thus far refused to apologize for their false story about an IG criminal probe being requested against Hillary Clinton. When her team penned a 2,000 word damning dissection of NYT falsehoods, asking that Executive Editor Dean Baquet take responsibility, he refused to do so, also declining to publish their letter. That the “paper of record: looks to be waging a...

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The New York Times Owes a Front Page Apology to Hillary Clinton
29 Jul 2015

The New York Times Owes a Front Page Apology to Hillary Clinton

Yesterday, The New York Times’ public editor offered a harsh “note” on her paper’s botched, false story about two Inspectors General pursuing a criminal investigation against Hillary Clinton for “mishandling sensitive information in her emails.” Though Ms. Sullivan referred to the incident as a “mess” that “rippled through the entire news system”, her note was not unlike scientists making observations of Petri dish specimens to...

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Can We Teach Legislators to Grow a Spine?
19 Jul 2015

Can We Teach Legislators to Grow a Spine?

South Carolina State Representative Jenny Horne made a tearful plea from the floor of the House and begged her colleagues to “do something meaningful” and take down the Confederate flag. My co-host, media strategist Shawna Vercher pointed out that “Ms. Horne, as a Republican descendant of Jefferson Davis, has shifted the tone of a national conversation and obliterated the idea that this controversial issue was...

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Why Is Hillary Taking on the NRA?
16 Jul 2015

Why Is Hillary Taking on the NRA?

Hillary Clinton has taken a bold stance against the gun lobby. Per the Washington Post, she has publicly vowed to take on the NRA. For a top-tier Democratic Presidential candidate to voluntarily tackle this subject is surprising.  Most have avoided talking about guns for decades out of a fear of backlash from donors and the public, but perhaps Clinton is outfoxing the media by grabbing...

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The Lure of Comic-Con
14 Jul 2015

The Lure of Comic-Con

Out of my element at Comic-Con 2015, where 250,000 movie fans, comic devotees and techno geeks gather, I had an expectation of being trampled in a sea of humanity.  Instead, I found enthusiastic, welcoming people whose entry badges were like a symbol of solidarity. It’s like we were all part of some giant, secret club. Women and men of every age entertained their favorite fantasies,...

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Women are Fundraising Their Way to the Big Political Table
09 Jul 2015

Women are Fundraising Their Way to the Big Political Table

Hillary Clinton’s first quarter fundraising total of $45 million revealed that women comprised more than 60% of her donor base.  Regardless of Party, this kind of financial participation is essential if women want to be treated as more than one issue voters or a political football during election season. Women have typically been out-raised  by men by a ratio of 4 to 1. Is it...

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Why the George Takei “Blackface” Dust-up Costs More Than We Think
08 Jul 2015

Why the George Takei “Blackface” Dust-up Costs More Than We Think

Actor and activist George Takei got into hot water for his reaction to Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks following the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling. Mr. Takei’s calling Justice Thomas a “Clown in black face” was disrespectful and over the top. But was his rage understandable? Here are Justice Thomas’ comments: “[H]uman dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity...

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Donald Trump: Candidate or Clown?
07 Jul 2015

Donald Trump: Candidate or Clown?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump feigned shock this weekend over the outrage his incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants have generated. He stated: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” “And some, I imagine, are good people.” The result: NBC,...

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05 Jul 2015

Hey Michael Eisner: Women Are Beautiful AND Funny

When former Disney CEO Michael Eisner made the comment that “beautiful, funny women are impossible to find,” women took to Facebook to list any number of actresses who meet that criteria.  He claimed that the Lucille Balls of this world basically don’t exist.  At the Aspen Ideas Festival, on stage with Goldie Hawn, Eisner said “I know women who have been told they’re beautiful, they...

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Why Is Violence Against Women of Color Ignored?
30 Jun 2015

Why Is Violence Against Women of Color Ignored?

2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused each year as a result of domestic violence. No cultural, religious, socioeconomic or ethnic backgrounds is immune, but a topic that continues to get even less attention is the shocking level of violence, domestic or otherwise, against women of color.  To date, over 12 million people have seen the video of bikini-clad 15 year old Dajerria Becton...

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Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters
27 Jun 2015

Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters

The joy many felt at the SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling – and the beauty of more than a dozen landmarks that turned rainbow last night – was marred only by bizarre, diminishing comments from Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Their sour dissents were mirrored by some of the Republican Party powerful. Yet when even conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp makes an emotional plea for...

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Will Charleston Unity Demonstrations Make a Difference?
25 Jun 2015

Will Charleston Unity Demonstrations Make a Difference?

More than twenty thousand people from around the country gathered on Charleston’s Arthur Ravenel Bridge as a sign of unity and support for the Charleston shooting victims and their families. Hundreds of thousands more took to social media to express their grief, outrage and solidarity. But will these demonstrations make a difference going forward or do they just serve to make us feel better in...

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