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Women candidates got a raw deal. Just like always.

What started as the most diverse Democratic field in history has ended up as two old white guys pushing 80. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? As maddening as it is that the choices left to us are not our favorites, many voters — especially women voters — saw 2020 as a chance to avenge Hillary Clinton’s […]

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Who’s helping women run for office? These groups

If you’re a progressive woman aiming to make a difference in public service, there are a lot of other women willing to help you out. The 2018 midterm election saw a record number of women run for office. There were 235 women candidates for the House and 22 for the Senate. The winners were lopsided […]

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‘Democrats must nominate a white guy in 2020.’ Oh, really?

If you’re tired of reading about the endless debate of whether Joe Biden’s habit of physically demonstrating his affection is appropriate or the countless stories of how awesome it is that Pete Buttigieg learned Norwegian to read a book, you’re not alone. If you’re thirsting for discussion of actual issues that affect the country and […]

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More women running — and winning elections — is the new normal

As exciting as it is to have multiple Democratic women running for president, it’s just as exciting when people you know and admire run for office — and win. Three women I know recently won local elections — as a village trustee, as a member of a community college board of trustees, and as a […]

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Why Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ should be the Democratic woman

Each December, Time magazine announces its Person of the Year. It’s the individual (or group) who, “for better or for worse,” as the magazine puts it, had the greatest influence on the events of the year. This year, it should be no contest. The greatest influence in America this year came from Democratic women. They […]

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