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About Martha Coakley


Attention, all candidates and wannabees: Learn a valuable lesson from Martha Coakley. If you want to win, don’t take anything for granted. Fight as if your political life depends on it, because it does. The electorate is fickle; just because you’re a Dem running in one of the bluest of blue states for the seat Ted Kennedy held for 47…
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Congratulations, Justice Sotomayor!


Today, Judge Sonia Sotomayor became Justice Sotomayor — the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.   WVFC has been watching these weeks before her confirmation with great interest — with news blogs as President Obama chose her and a sharp commentary by Diane Vacca of the deep sexism in the media’s treatment of the third female Justice in history. Late last week,…
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The Next Justice?


In all the chat since  Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his retirement Friday, none dispute that President Obama is likely to add to the number of women on the Court. “Even Laura Bush was disappointed that her husband didn’t name a woman to replace Sandra Day O’Connor,” according Harvard Law’s Mark Tushnet. As the New York Times points out,…
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Newsflash: Kirsten Gillibrand, Friend of WVFC, to be Senator?


With today’s news that Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand has been appointed to the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State Clinton, we were doubly proud that the Congresswoman gave WVFC so much time last year. (Above, see her school the House Ethics Committee.) We’ve reprinted the interview below. What do WVFC readers feel about the idea of a Senator Gillibrand? (And…
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October 15th, 2008: The Last Presidential Debate


Pat,Coward, Cathy and Linda, live blogging for the debate 9:15pm Why Is Your Economic Plan Better Than Your Opponent's Plan?  Both Senators McCain and Obama urged short term relief for the suffering American taxpayers.  McCain refusing once again to address Obama directly.  Speaking about an Ohio plumber, a small business owner, who will suffer due to Obama's tax increase on small…
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Pre-Debate Buzz: What Can We Actually Learn?


This pre-debate Newsmix is later than it should be. The news itself felt more sparse — perhaps lost in bytoday's round of hard economic news, perhaps simply waiting till things got started. But here are some gems to soothe the antsy if you don't want to listen to yakking commentators. At the New York Times, Katherine Seelye gives her usual…
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From Oilman’s Daughter to Funding Women’s Power; Checklist for Breast Cancer Prevention After 40; Ruling Rikers Like the Perfect Tough Aunt


“It gets into your blood”: That’s how Swanee Hunt, director of the Women and Policy program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, describes a family that wasn’t shy about passionate political opinions. She writes at Women’s Enews that she knew that wealth meant that she had power — before she knew what she would use it for: Dad [H.L. Hunt]…
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Essay- I Have Decided to Become Queen


By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen, aka Patricia Dianne Yarberry Burgess Allen McIntyre In a detailed examination of Sara Palin’s personal style of politics in the Sunday edition of The New York Times, Laura Chase, the campaign manager during Sarah Palin’s first run for mayor in 1996, recalled that Ms. Palin told her while running for mayor, “I want to be…
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Iron Jawed Angels on HBO and in Real Life


It has been a long while since Women’s Voices for Change has posted any news of ourselves.  Early on, many of you came to rely on us for a kind of open door/open mouth policy wherewith we invited you in for coffee and showed you the new underwear we’d just purchased.  Those were the heady days of our beginning and…
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