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  1. 2021 california recall election
    Why California Republicans Can Bash Larry Elder All They WantThere’s no general election in 2021, so if Elder wins the recall replacement contest, he’ll be the governor regardless of how unpopular he is.
  2. vision 2020
    Hillary Clinton Rose to a Painful OccasionShe occupied a much-diminished role in this convention. But she made the case she needed to make.
  3. vision 2020
    There’s Nothing Wrong With Stacey Abrams’s Campaign to Be Vice-PresidentTeam Biden started the conversation about Abrams as a possible veep. If she’s ready for that tough gig, she should continue to make her case.
  4. 2020 elections
    Republican Women in Congress Will Remain a Small Band in 2021The small ranks of Republican women in the Senate could fall in 2020, and probably won’t rise above the current 13 members in the House.
  5. vision 2020
    Should Democrats Panic About Elizabeth Warren’s Chances Against Trump?A new batch of polls has the candidate faring poorly against Trump in some battleground states.
  6. vision 2020
    Democrats Think Older White Man Is Best Bet to Beat TrumpBiden and Sanders’s strong position in early 2020 polls is likely related to perceptions that, based on 2016, candidate diversity may be too risky.
  7. vision 2020
    Will Old Folks Stick With Joe Biden?There’s a dynamic that could undercut his exceptional popularity among seniors, across racial and gender lines.
  8. vision 2020
    Biden Botches an Apology to Anita Hill at the Worst Possible TimeThis was not the flawless, forward-looking campaign launch that Joe Biden really needed, and it may presage future problems.
  9. vision 2020
    How to Break the Highest Glass Ceiling in AmericaClinton’s defeat stirred fears that America won’t elect a woman president, but there are several paths forward — if we refuse to surrender to sexism.
  10. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  11. tell me something i don’t know
    Study Finds Twitter’s Bad If You’re a Woman and Worse If You’re a Woman of ColorAmnesty International spent a year combing through tweets sent to journalists and politicians, proving what women who spend time online already knew.
  12. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Won Big With a Key Demographic of Trump’s Base During MidtermsIf you’re looking for a key 2020 demographic, white working class women who aren’t evangelicals could be crucial in battleground states.
  13. abortion
    Just When Their Party Needs Them, Pro-Choice Republicans Are VanishingIt’s not going to be easy for Republicans to win back the suburbanites, women, and millennials they are losing when they are all for banning abortion.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Cindy Hyde-Smith Joins a Rare Club: Women Elected to High Office in the SouthMike Espy’s election would have been truly historic. But Cindy Hyde-Smith made some modest history of her own.
  15. 2018 midterms
    Utah Republican Mia Love Fires Back at Trump in Concession SpeechTrump mocked the defeat of the first black Republican woman in Congress. Love suggested he was part of her party’s minority outreach problem.
  16. 2018 midterms
    Will the Kavanaugh Fight Affect the Midterms?All the noise about Kavanaugh could encourage the older white voters who usually vote in midterms to show up, but Democratic enthusiasm remains high.
  17. the kavanaugh confirmation
    New Poll Shows Kavanaugh and Trump Losing Support of Republican WomenMaybe one segment of the GOP “base” wants Republicans to go all-out for Kavanaugh, but maybe another doesn’t like him at all.
  18. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Should Have Nominated a Woman to the Supreme CourtTrump’s famous vetting process did not protect him from a SCOTUS nominee who may join the president as a presumed sexual predator.
  19. White Evangelicals Are Trump’s BaseConservatives like to think of anti-Trump folk as living in a bubble. Could it be that pro-Trump white Evangelicals are isolated from everyone else?
  20. Trump Losing Ground With Women, Especially in the White Working ClassThe very large gender gap Donald Trump has generated is really beginning to cut against his reelection odds.
  21. 2018 Could Be a Wave Election for Female Governors, TooIt looks like an unprecedented number of women — and especially Democratic women — could be elected to governorships in 2018.
  22. John Kelly Is As Deluded About the Confederacy As Donald Trump IsThe wise, gray head who is supposed to be restraining Donald Trump seems as reactionary as his boss is on key matters of history and culture.
  23. select all
    This Hotline Will Text Creepy Dudes Back AnonymouslyThe perfect number to give to that dude at the bar who won’t stop bothering you.
  24. select all
    On the Web, Respecting Women Is a Full-time JobWhen performative wokeness folds in on itself.
  25. This Poll Is the Best News Liberals Have Had in a Long TimeThe Women’s March is twice as popular as the tea party once was — and Democratic women are increasing their political engagement in large numbers.
  26. How Strong Is Support for Clinton Among Women of Color?An attempt to answer a question raised by The Atlantic.
  27. There Aren’t Enough White Dudes in America to Elect Donald Trump PresidentTrump’s self-imposed limitations among minorities and white women means he’ll have to win white men by epic margins to win the presidency. 
  28. Nearly 75 Percent of the Top Political Donors in 2014 Were MenThe Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics look at who spent the most during the midterms.
  29. Stop Making Dudes Named ‘John’ and ‘David’ CEOsAdd up all the women running big companies, and men named John or David still outnumber them.
  30. Feds Demand More Sports for Girls in New York City Public SchoolsThe New York City public-school system needs to find 3,862 more openings in athletic programs if it wants to create equal opportunities for young women.
  31. midterms 2014
    11 Big Firsts From the 2014 Midterm ElectionsMeet the first black Republican woman in Congress, and more.
  32. Meet the Female Recruiters of ISISA daily dose of jihad, with emojis and slang.
  33. things that are terrible
    India Gang-Rape Suspect Hanged Himself in JailVictim’s brother says his fate was sealed.
  34. things that are terrible
    Indian Gang-Rape Victim Cremated, Her Attackers Charged With MurderWhile government claims it’ll do more to protect women.
  35. things that are terrible
    Indian Gang-Rape Victim Passed Away Today“Peacefully,” at least.
  36. politics
    Ann Romney Apparently Joins TwitterLet’s settle this on Twitter.
  37. early and often 2012
    Mitt Can Run, But Not Hide, From Social IssuesMitt Romney doesn’t want to talk about much besides the economy.
  38. new york’s bravest
    FDNY Still Working Out Discrimination IssuesThe city has been ordered to pay $128 million to past minority applicants.
  39. media
    Why Rush Limbaugh Is Facing a Perfect Storm of OutrageThe radio host is paying the price for his latest insult. Why now?
  40. health
    HPV Vaccine Not Just for Girls AnymoreA medical panel recommends young boys get the shot, too.
  41. std diaries
    HPV Now Puts Men at Risk for Oral CancerLike HPV needed another downside.
  42. silvio
    Hundreds of Thousands of Italians Protest Berlusconi’s Behavior Toward Women“You bring us shame.”
  43. life’s special treats for the ladies
    Rigorous Exercise Makes Women DumbThis is why we try never to rigorously exercise.
  44. jars of tears
    Breaking: Crying Not a Big Turn-On for DudesMen who sniffed jars containing women’s tears were found to experience “drops in testosterone.”
  45. the sisterhood
    Women Prevent Women Prettier Than Themselves From Getting JobsDebralee Lorenzana vindicated by social scientists.
  46. science
    Scientist Figures Out What Makes Women Happy: OxytocinHis methodology may have been a little off.
  47. rational explanations
    Female Trader Put Cleavage Shot on Website Because She Wants to Be Taken SeriouslyDuh.
  48. money
    What Female Investors WantStarting with “don’t make me feel stupid.”
  49. survey says
    Fact: Women Are Better People Than MenA new survey proves what we’ve always suspected.
  50. wall street
    Women Don’t Work on Wall Street Because It’s AwfulA lot of people think Wall Street rejects women. In fact, it is the other way around.
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