April 28, 2023

Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton and My Mom

Years ago, I wrote DIRTY WORDS ON CLEAN SKIN, a book exposing corporate media’s sexist bias against powerful women, Hillary Clinton in particular. So much of […]
January 26, 2023

Hillary Right About Russian Election Interference…and EVERYTHING ELSE

In light of former NY FBI Chief Charles McGonigal’s arrest this week, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election “loss” just became more suspicious. Per the Washington Post, ‘[t]he […]
June 14, 2021

Don’t Allow Kamala To Be Hillary’d By The Press

Almost since the moment VP Kamala Harris appeared on the national stage, corporate owned media has been giving her the “Hillary treatment”, which is to say […]
March 2, 2020

Chris Matthews, Resigning At Last

Now Chris Matthews in finally resigning after his 23 years of sexist and otherwise inappropriate comments? This is also a man who stated that the purpose […]
January 22, 2020

Trump’s Impeachment Is The Story, Not Hillary vs. Bernie

Yesterday, news media’s top trending story was the “outrage” over Hillary Clinton’s interview in which she said ‘nobody likes Bernie Sanders and nobody wants to work […]
January 15, 2020

Why an Apology to Hillary Helps All Women

Hillary, long a lightning rod for sexist abuse, suffered horrid treatment from the male owned mainstream press, which warned all women: “Step up and you’ll get […]
June 30, 2019

Democrats and the Value of Debating Trump

Former Governor Chris Christie offered debating advice against Trump that a Huffington Post article says Democrats would do well to use. Christie says the guy “swings […]
June 25, 2019

Hillary and My Promises for 2020

Recalling 2016’s media sabotage of Hillary Clinton–and acknowledging that she remains our most qualified candidate by far–makes our huge slate of 2020 candidates shine less by […]
March 20, 2019

The Electoral College Must Go

While I’m far from deciding on a Democratic candidate, I agree with Senator Elizabeth Warren in her support for “getting rid of the electoral college,” and having […]
February 11, 2019

Respecting the Women on Whose Shoulders You Stand

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm made history by running for president in 1972, becoming the first woman to win a non-binding presidential primary in New Jersey.  She said: […]
February 1, 2019

Sexism Isn’t About THAT Woman—But ALL Women

Sexist attacks are daily lobbed at Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar over social media and, of course, by the pundit […]
October 16, 2018

Our Midterm Votes Are Vital–Being Distracted Is Not

  Three weeks from today, we have a very important date with the voting booth.  In the meantime, we can talk to friends and neighbors about […]
July 25, 2018

Drowning In Ink By The Barrel — Reporters Who Stifle Criticism

New York Times‘  reporter Maggie Haberman got backlash for her recent op-ed decrying a lack of civility on Twitter, declaring she was stepping away from it […]
June 10, 2018

The Shame in White Male Savior Syndrome

Shame on every man from NBC’s Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough, CNN’s Jake Tapper, Vox’s Ezra Klein, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former FBI Director Jim Comey, to Steve […]
May 14, 2018

Stop Pretending There’s a Liberal Media Bias

Beware anyone trying to tell you that there is a liberal media bias on major news programs. On Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN’s Jake Tapper […]
April 30, 2018

The Truth about Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondence Dinner Roast

Press Corps’ hand-wringing over comedienne Michelle Wolf’s “caustic” performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night misses the point.  Wolf aimed a harsh spotlight at […]
April 23, 2018

Women Candidates Are Stronger When They Fight Sexism

In Jonathan Chait’s New York Intelligencer article cautioning women “not to play the victim card” when running as 2020 presidential candidates, doesn’t he see that a […]
April 16, 2018

Comey’s Ego

It never ceases to amaze the lengths to which reporters, pundits, even voters will go to defend or excuse what former FBI Director Jim Comey did […]
February 21, 2018

Go Away, Bernie. Finally, Go Away.

Politico’s headline “Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference” is enough to make me upchuck. Yes, Russian bots did help your campaign, Bernie Sanders, and you […]
January 29, 2018

Hillary Clinton versus a Conscience-Free Media

Jeffrey Toobin coming out two years too late to say he “regrets his role” in working to take Hillary Clinton down with “false equivalence” is like […]
January 11, 2018

The New York Times’ Devastating Effect on the Election

With Senator Dianne Feinstein’s choice to make public the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Trump-Russia connection […]
December 22, 2017

Misogynists Shape the Narratives that Keep Women from Power

The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uyger are the two latest “journalists” to be hoist on the petard of their own […]
November 28, 2017

How Long Must We Pay the Price for Ideologues?

Having gone silent in disgust watching the deflections of a Hillary-bashing media, I now raise my head to see a platform still offered to the reckless, […]
September 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton and What Happened – Why It Matters To All Of Us

Hillary Clinton’s moving account of What Happened in the 2016 election offers extraordinary insight into a woman’s journey at the highest level of politics and rings […]
September 10, 2017

Hillary, Don’t Apologize

Hillary, don’t you dare apologize. You ran a fierce campaign centering people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, families and immigrants – all of whom […]
August 21, 2017

Media’s Hillary-Hate and Trump-Coddling Were Weapons To Silence Women

Shell shocked after seven months of Trump’s presidency, appalled in particular at his equivocating remarks defending racists after the disgrace of Charlottesville, we still struggle to […]
June 17, 2017

Kamala Harris Gets Hillary’d

When speaking of Hillary Clinton, anyone who ever bought or sold the line: “I’d vote for any woman just not THAT woman” can now put that […]
May 18, 2017

#TheResistance, Hillary and Onward Together

If the speed with which the #TrumpRussia investigation snowballs is in inverse proportion to the disaster the Trump White House can inflict upon our nation, it […]
May 10, 2017

FBI’s Comey’s Folly Was Being Ruled By Ego

Anybody waiting for me to feel sorry for FBI Director Comey’s fate can wait long. He. Did. This. To Himself. when he flouted FBI/DOJ protocols to […]
May 3, 2017

Don’t Let Big Media Off The Hook

If reactions on social media are any indication, too many are giving The New York Times and other prominent news outlets a relative pass for their […]
March 28, 2017

The Insecure Male Behind Hillary Hate

Hillary Clinton was recently chosen America’s most admired woman for an unprecedented 21st year, yet the boundless admiration she inspires is matched by irrational revulsion.  The […]
March 26, 2017

Is the American Era Over? Hillary Doesn’t Think So.

Newsweek’s intrepid Kurt Eichenwald tweeted that “Our hatred, based on the arrogance of ignorance and tribal mindsets, has destroyed us” which is why “the American Era […]
March 22, 2017

FBI Director Comey Hiding in Plain Sight

Hillary Clinton’s top campaign officials blame FBI Director James Comey for her loss last November, citing his reckless letter sent 11 days before the election. He […]
March 9, 2017

How Sexism Upended an Election and Why It Won’t Change

Five years ago, I published Dirty Words on Clean Skin, a book exposing the sexism, coming mainly from the left, that derailed Hillary Clinton’s 2008 razor-close […]
February 26, 2017

The Value of Perez and Ellison Leading the DNC

Does the election of a new DNC Chair matter?  Yes.  If you can see it, you can be it. Presenting diverse roll models matter, whether that […]
February 16, 2017

Does Flynn’s Resignation Herald More Danger or the Rescue of Our Republic?

Despite GOP leadership’s refusal to investigate Michael Flynn’s discussion of US sanctions with Russia before Trump took office, his resignation after only 23 days as National […]
February 8, 2017

Yet, She Persisted. And So Must We All.

Today, when Senator Elizabeth Warren stood on the Senate floor to quote civil rights activist Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter exposing Senator Jeff Sessions’ racist past […]
January 22, 2017

What Did the #WomensMarch Accomplish For You?

The latest count of protesters who joined the #WomensMarch yesterday stands at 4.5 million. Per Think Progress, far from this being a bunch of “coastal elites” […]
January 19, 2017

The Women’s March Ought to Recognize Hillary, Too

This Saturday, in protest of a controversial, possibly compromised election and the inauguration of a man who made his way to the podium via demagoguery, thousands, […]
January 10, 2017

Trump Kompromat Gets Benefit of the Doubt? Hillary Wouldn’t

Just when you thought the cesspool likely planting itself at the White House couldn’t get more unseemly or terrifying, Vox shared “CNN’s …bombshell of a story […]
November 13, 2016

Put the Blame for Hillary’s Loss Where It Belongs

Since Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss Tuesday night, I’ve been frozen, alternately grieving or venting in the social media jungle. Statistics that 63% of white men and […]
October 9, 2016

Hillary Takes The High Road – Cynical Media and Republican Leadership Don’t Care

In the wake of Donald Trump’s scandal exposing his lewd 2005 “hot mic” comments condoning the sexual assault of women, some in Republican leadership have finally […]
September 27, 2016

Hillary Faces Down the Devil and Wins — Again

Reviews are in and Hillary Clinton was declared the clear winner in her first Presidential debate against Donald Trump. A lot was riding on her performance […]
September 22, 2016

Taking on Corporate Media’s Well Paid Hillary-Bashers

I am regularly asked why Andrea Mitchell still has a job at NBC. The complaint is: “She’s so biased against Hillary Clinton, she may as well […]
September 8, 2016

Beltway Press, You Own Matt Lauer: Trashing Him Doesn’t Absolve You

Beltway press reviews are in on Matt Lauer’s abysmal performance at NBC News’ Commander-in-Chief Forum last night: Lauer was out of his depth, ill-prepared and sexist, […]
September 8, 2016

New York Times and the Beltway Press Shamed Into Doing Their Jobs

God bless Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman for consistently having the stones to take on his own newspaper. The New York Times’ political desk has engaged in […]
August 23, 2016

Double Standards for Hillary and the Clinton Foundation

Only a member of the American Press would have the gall to use the word “venality” to describe Hillary Clinton, who has fought to get proper […]
August 14, 2016

Republicans Created the Trump Train Wreck

  The phenomenon of Donald Trump’s oncoming train wreck was precipitated by a cynical, click-bait driven corporate media and Republican fear-mongering that offered fertile ground for […]
July 28, 2016

Hillary Did Us Proud Tonight

As a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter, I’ve struggled for months to share just what it is about her that makes me most proud, that makes me […]
July 27, 2016

Meet the Real Hillary Clinton, our Presidential Nominee

Most who watched former President Bill Clinton deliver a glowing speech praising his wife Hillary on the 2nd night of the Democratic Convention likely learned more […]
July 19, 2016

Trump’s Bluster Is So Incompetent, It’s Terrifying

Setting aside the mess that was the first night of the Republican Convention: the misogynist hate fest of calling Hillary Clinton every filthy name in the […]
July 12, 2016

Hillary’s Leadership Model Shines Despite Resistance

Vox’s Ezra Klein penned a thoughtful piece about “Hillary the listener” and her strengths as revealed through a leadership model that departs from male campaign bluster […]
July 7, 2016

Republicans Thirsty for Hillary’s Blood Hand Her Another Win

  After Hillary Clinton was hounded Javert-like by Republicans and their beltway press stenographers for the past 18 months about her use of a private email […]
June 29, 2016

Elizabeth Warren’s Passion for Hillary’s Candidacy Renders Bernie Irrelevant

When Elizabeth Warren joined Hillary Clinton in Cincinnati for a their first joint campaign appearance, Warren called Hillary “a fighter with guts,” putting passion and punch […]
June 24, 2016

Hillary Woos Republican Business Leaders Away From Trump’s Train Wreck

Fortune Magazine reports that “more than 50 business executives, many of whom have longstanding GOP ties, are reportedly set to endorse Hillary Clinton.  The Wall St. […]
June 18, 2016

Sanders Missed His Moment By Not Endorsing Hillary Last Week

On June 7th, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made history, becoming the first woman to be named presumptive nominee of a major political Party. Clinton […]
June 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton Historic Acceptance Speech a Call for Unity

Tonight, a jubilant, grateful Hillary Clinton took the stage before 5,000 screaming supporters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to make history as the first woman to […]
June 4, 2016

Why Hillary Spanking Trump Should Comfort the American People

Hillary Clinton’s much lauded foreign policy speech last Thursday was notable for her fierce, resolute delivery, for turning the page on the long primary battle and […]
June 2, 2016

Was Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Road” to the Nomination Her Fault?

Hillary Clinton was just profiled in New York Magazine by the gifted Rebecca Traister, who wonders if Hillary’s road to the nomination needed to be as […]
May 19, 2016

Why Is It Hillary’s Job to Make Nice?

Hillary Clinton received the usual smack talk from beltway press for her choice to echo her winning 2000 Senate run by making her 2016 Presidential campaign […]
May 3, 2016

Trump’s Big Mistake With Hillary

Donald Trump is making the same mistake with Hillary Clinton his misogynist brethren have made.  Trump assumes that the sexist cabal whom he currently leads is […]
April 20, 2016

Hillary’s New York Win and the Democratic Nomination

Hillary Clinton’s resounding win of the New York Democratic Presidential Primary yesterday, while expected, was a proud moment for the campaign and for all of us. […]
March 29, 2016

Yes, Hillary is Trustworthy

Hillary Clinton is rated by Politifact, a Pulitzer Prize winning organization, to be more honest and trustworthy than any candidate running in the 2016 election on […]
March 17, 2016

Hillary’s Clean Sweep and the State of the Race

Hillary made history again last Tuesday, taking the primary contests of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina by huge margins, and unexpectedly scoring narrow wins in Illinois […]
March 11, 2016

Hillary’s Nomination Fight Complicated by Media Expectations

The New York Times editorial board, after penning a glowing endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, now chastises her for going hard at her opponent Bernie Sanders […]
March 7, 2016

Hillary in the Lion’s Den

Watching Secretary Clinton field questions from FOX anchor Bret Baier at their Dem Town Hall last night, I couldn’t help but be knocked out by Hillary’s […]
March 3, 2016

Elizabeth Warren, Traitor to the Cause?

Looking at Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook page, you’d think she betrayed every one of her liberal values, since her account was overrun by hateful comments. Her […]
February 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton Faces Social Media Sexism Which Cannot Be Minimized

The Washington Post presented a 6-chart study documenting how much sexist verbiage Hillary Clinton receives on social media, and how many of these slurs can be […]
February 21, 2016

What the Media Wins By Pretending Hillary Is Not

Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucus by 6 points. NBC’s Meet the Press and CNBC called her win “narrow.” Without first checking the final tally, much […]
February 18, 2016

Why Killer Mike’s “Uterus” Comment Matters

The now viral comment rapper Killer Mike made at a Bernie Sanders’ rally that “having a uterus doesn’t qualify a woman to be president” constitutes crass […]
February 5, 2016

Hillary’s Not Shouting, Boys. She’s In Charge.

When famed journalist Bob Woodward made reference to Hillary’s “shouting” the other day, I kept wondering if Bernie Sanders’ incessant barking, even yelling, on the campaign […]
February 2, 2016

Hillary Makes History in Iowa, Media Pretends Otherwise

Hillary just became the first woman in history to win the Iowa caucus. No matter how narrow a win, for Hillary Clinton to have even a […]
January 26, 2016

Let’s Talk About the Good that Hillary Has Done In the World

Let’s talk about the good that Hillary Clinton has done in the world, from her years as a Yale grad passing up tony law firms to […]
January 20, 2016

Clinton On Message, Sanders Under Pressure

As a longtime Hillary supporter who came to that choice after much research, I’ve had occasion to marvel at Secretary Clinton’s grace under pressure. The best […]
January 10, 2016

What the Big 5 Sunday Shows Tell Us About Who to Value

Reporting for Rachel Maddow’s Blog, Steve Benen tallied political guests on the big five Sunday Talk Shows: “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “State […]
December 23, 2015

Hillary, You May Not Go To The Bathroom and Other Double Standards

The criticisms leveled at Hillary Clinton are in an orbit beyond familiar disparities in male vs. female candidates’ coverage and treatment. Last week, four of Bernie […]