The Clinton Impeachment is Finally Getting the Hollywood Treatment

American Crime Story show runner Ryan Murphy recently announced that he is planning a series on President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. The History Channel just gave the green light to a show on the same subject. And Amazon Studios is slated to do a film related to what has proven to be the biggest crisis to … Continued

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What London Could Learn From Los Angeles About Banning Fast Food

London Mayor Sadiq Khan recently announced plans to ban future construction of fast food restaurants within 400 meters of city schools. Khan says the policy is designed to reduce the “ticking time bomb” of childhood obesity. Khan’s right to be concerned about the health of London’s children. According to various reports, London has the highest … Continued

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Gloria Steinem Still Doesn’t Get It

Octogenarian feminist icon Gloria Steinem has been in the news lately, thanks in part to Caitlin Flanagan’s much-discussed Atlantic essay revisiting the sexual assault allegations against former President Bill Clinton. As Flanagan reminded us, Steinem played a leading role in the feminist campaign to save Clinton’s presidency after Americans learned of his relationship with Monica … Continued

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Understanding the Collective Freak-Out Over Melania Trump’s White House Christmas Decorations

The holidays are the season for high-caloric treats—and so far there’s been nothing so high-caloric as the Christmas pudding of fruity overblown rhetoric from the media mavens horrified over First Lady Melania Trump’s White House Yule decorations. No sooner did Melania unveil her winter wonderland with a videotaped walk-through than press people began scrounging every … Continued

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Why Aren’t There More Female Politicians?

In a country that began with actual “Founding Fathers,” it’s easy to buy into the mantra that the patriarchy is a dominant force in American society and thus needs to be minimized. Many feminists now believe women have been oppressed for too long, and it’s time for them to fight back. Consider a recent tweet … Continued

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Moral Preening in the World of Philanthropy

In a recent interview with the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Grant Oliphant, president of the Heinz Endowments, explained that many of of the nonprofit leaders receiving money from his foundation “feel muzzled… Many feel they can’t or shouldn’t speak up.” Oliphant says that foundation leaders and philanthropists need to set an example: “Our grantees are watching … Continued

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Do Conservative Women Deserve Respect Too?

Nearly each day there is another revelation about a man who abused women (and girls, and boys) and took advantage of his powerful position. Abusers banked on people staying silent and tolerating their behavior. The good news is that these days seem to be coming to an end: Powerful men are surely taking note that … Continued

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Flipping Off the President Doesn’t Make You a Hero

Meet the newest member of The Resistance, a now-unemployed Virginia woman who paid the price for making a profane gesture that went viral on social media. Juli Briskman flipped President Donald Trump’s motorcade the bird repeatedly last month while riding by on her bicycle. The Commander-in-Chief was returning to the White House after a round … Continued

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Feminism is in Fashion, but It’s a Questionable Style

When I visited New York City a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t turn around without seeing someone my age wearing clothing promoting feminist messages. It’s fashionable to be a feminist these days: Just throw on a pink p***y hat or a $710 Dior “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS” T-shirt (only available in boutiques, alas) … Continued

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