Candidate

African-American woman candidates face special challenges

Last Wednesday, we wrote about the difficulties facing women who want to run for office. Today, for Martin Luther King Day, we will drill down to the specific challenges African-American women experience. Mary C. Curtis, writing in 2014 for The Root, an African-American news blog, observes that black women are often the backbone of political campaigns, but that the number of elected black women...

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Why women do not run for office

Why so few women run for office It’s not hard to find articles bemoaning the small number of women who choose to run for office, despite the fact they perform just as well as (and often better than) men once elected. My Yahoo search on “too few women candidates” turned up more than 5.7 million results. There are plenty of reasons given: A 2008 study by The Brookings Institution shows that women...

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Candidate cuisine

  My wife likes to cook, and loves The Food Network. Her tastes within that channel are very broad, but I sometimes join her for the cooking-as-a-sport shows like Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and The Next Food Network Star – and for some of their other classic programming like Restaurant Impossible and Mystery Diners (where I learn how not to run a business!), and Diners, Drive-ins, and...

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Actor’s grandson gets A Bit Political

Can you make an impact on your community when you’re almost fresh out of college? James Duke Mason is 23 years old, the grandson of actor James Mason. Mickey Boardman at Papermag recently interviewed him. His parents were on both sides of the political spectrum: His father Morgan worked in the Reagan White House, while his mother, singer Belinda Carlisle, is more progressive in her...

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GOP: How about some constructive ideas?

Like him or hate him, there is one think you have to admit about Sen. Ted Cruz. You know exactly where he stands. Columnist Cal Thomas (no relation) aptly described it this way: What the establishment and the left really dislike about Cruz is that he paints in bold colors. You know where he stands, whether or not you agree with his positions. There is little chance Cruz will say one thing on...

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