November 10, 2020

I Wasn’t Expecting a Coup in 2018

But Trump & his crew plotted just that. AsI reflected on events in real time, I couldn’t help but think that a coup has been set […]
November 2, 2020

I Thought I’d Stay in America if Joe Biden Won

But with Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, it’s now become way too dangerous Where can we move if, God forbid, #45 wins another term […]
November 1, 2020

Political Mothers: You’re the Key to the White House

Don’t call us soccer moms or mama grizzlies. Leave your Walmart mom label and your waitress mom put-downs at the door. You’ve got a couple of […]
October 27, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts Just Lost Control of His Court

Will That Prompt Him to Say Goodbye? Hello, Amy Coney Barrett. Goodbye, Chief Justice John Roberts? With the Senate vote confirming a not-so-stealth right-wing ideologue in […]
May 12, 2020

Coming soon: A young mother in the Oval Office?

The first woman elected to the White House will answer to many names — Madam President, ma’am, and, most likely, Mom. That’s something I like to […]
February 22, 2019

The Likability Project: Why Do We Love Grumpy Old White Men?

Do we really need a “senior statesman”? After the Democratic skrimishes between Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders acolytes in the 2016 primaries, I promised myself […]
February 20, 2019

The Likability Project: We Weren’t Obsessed with Likability Until We Met Hillary Clinton

We’re Still a Country That Wants Women to “Stay in Their Place” Our collective preoccupation with whether a woman presidential candidate must be likable to be electable can […]
February 11, 2019

The Likability Project: If They Call You a Mean Girl, Can You Be President?

If people think you’re a mean girl, can you still run for president? If recent stories that leaked days before Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential […]
February 8, 2019

The Likability Project: The Perfection & Likability Conundrum Isn’t Going Away for 2020

I spent much of my time during 2016 speaking with the media, women’s groups and bookstore audiences about how the Hillary Clinton “likability” issue that we had been obsessing […]