Mom, Nobody Does It Better
10 May 2014

Mom, Nobody Does It Better

Many women have an a-ha moment when they realize they have become their mothers.  I reacted to my moment with cranky resignation – and a little joy.  Mom is my hero, no matter how many contentious moments our relationship has weathered.  Her fierce work ethic and tireless dedication to family set a sturdy example, outweighing her sometimes cockeyed pronouncements about a girl’s proper comportment.  Yet,...

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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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Anita Finlay, Jerry Doyle and the Leadership Test 4/29/2014
30 Apr 2014

Anita Finlay, Jerry Doyle and the Leadership Test 4/29/2014

As Bill Clinton recently pointed out, the media tends to glom on to a narrative and never let go, which often means promoting The Dangerous Allure of the Shiny New Toy in politics to the detriment of those more capable.  As I wrote in my linked article above, Often, voter disappointment with current leadership and big media’s boredom with the experienced pols waiting in the wings...

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Senators Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul
29 Apr 2014

The Dangerous Allure of the Shiny New Toy

Often, voter disappointment with current leadership and big media’s boredom with the experienced pols waiting in the wings prompts us to turn over a new rock and give untested candidates a chance.  The advantages to such persons are obvious.  They have no record of any significance to hang around them, as their complaints against ‘the man’ are all we have to go on.  “Damned straight,”...

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26 Apr 2014

Hillary’s “Baby Bump”

You really would think the media has decided Hillary Clinton is having the baby, not her daughter, Chelsea!  I give media blowhards what for in my current article. Then Jerry and I discuss the sexism of grandmother-mania and as a separate matter, whether age fair game in the political debate.  Also — who is best to lead us forward.  I offer a reminder that newer is not always better....

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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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Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Equal Pay for Women and Mary Barra 4/8/2014
09 Apr 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Equal Pay for Women and Mary Barra 4/8/2014

My latest article questioned whether Mary Barra Was Set Up to Take the Fall at GM, as their first woman CEO, named weeks before a disastrous 2.6 million car recall was made public.  Jerry asked me on the show to talk about the ramifications of her appointment. Yesterday was Equal Pay Day — the amount of time women have to work into the new year to...

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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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American Express’ #CEOBootCamp for Women: a Smart Investment
28 Mar 2014

American Express’ #CEOBootCamp for Women: a Smart Investment

American Express OPEN just sponsored the CEOBootCamp in Los Angeles, an excellent event where female entrepreneurs could network, train and share in the wisdom of successful women who have turned their ideas into multi-million dollar businesses.  Keynote speaker Denise Wilson wowed the crowd when she shared that she was an oboe player and schoolteacher who became a pilot. In 2007, she founded DesertJet, a private...

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19 Mar 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Millennials Minus Pundit Spin 3/18/2014

Jerry and I discuss Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper.  Pundits are trying desperately to justify the independent streak of Millennials (Gen Yers), since they don’t seem as enamored of the President’s policies, particularly the Affordable Care Act, as the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and his brethren assumed they would be. The journey of this current generation has been a rough one, coming of...

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