women in politics
Talking female politicians, feminist activists, and all the the ways women around the world are changing the landscape of the Swamp, be it for better or worse.
Who is Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, the federal judge who blocked Biden's travel mask mandate?
A little-known federal judge appointed by former President Donald Trump found herself in the national spotlight on Monday after striking down the Biden administration's public transportation mask mandate.
Vice President Kamala Harris
It is no secret that Vice President Kamala Harris is struggling to keep her head above water. The excitement and optimism generated by the shattering of a longstanding glass ceiling just over a year ago is all but forgotten. Herstory was made, and that is never going to change. Given the fact that the 19th Amendment (granting women the right to vote) came into effect a little over 100 years ago, many would say “about time.” Regardless of what happens over the next few years, Kamala Harris will always be notable as America’s first female Vice President, but that alone doesn’t guarantee that she will have a good reputation after the dust settles.
I Want To Be Nancy Pelosi When I Grow Up
“Power is not anything that anybody gives away. You have to fight for it.” - U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi I don't know how she did it. I don't know how she faced the nation and addressed the horrific January 6th attack on the Capitol with such a cool mien, but U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, targeted by the right-wing mob a day earlier violently assaulting the halls of power in our democracy, faced the nation and addressed what happened. Then she got right back to work, business as usual, one day later to certify what everyone who wasn't a MAGA knew was a done deal: That Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 federal election.
Michelle Obama: Another Phenomenal Woman Calling for Change
I'm taking a moment to reflect on former First Lady Michelle Obama's Netflix Special last year in 2020, during the height of the COVID pandemic.
Opinion: Kyrsten Sinema Has it All Wrong
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2021, CAPITOL HILL — Tensions over the Build Back Better Act have reached an all-time high. Progressives and Moderates on The Hill have been negotiating the pricetag and appropriations of the monumental social safety net bill for several weeks now, with little to no consensus.
Swing Your Partner, Socially So
The subject interests me ( guardian/conservatorship ) but I cannot say B. Spears' does, at least not a lot, due to unfamiliarity with her and her career. Yet, like so many I suppose I would like to think a person ought to make their own choices. Currently Mr. J. S. has simply been replaced, according to Fox Radio; by someone approved of by Brit's legal team...or somethin'.
Bay of Pigs
When John F. Kennedy became President of the United States on January 20, 1961, he inherited every policy decision that Eisenhower had yet to carry out. (1) One of these was the planned invasion of Cuba to depose Fidel Castro and the 26th of July Movement. The Central Intelligence Agency had recruited and trained Cuban exiles to conduct the invasion. The operation became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion after the point that the Cuban exiles made their landing. The planning of the invasion began with the 1959 defeat of Fulgencio Batista, the former president of Cuba. The CIA believed that the use of Cuban exiles would work because of their perceived success in the 1954 coup against President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala. In the 1954 coup against Arbenz, the CIA had used disgruntled Guatemalan military officers and Agency provided air support to aid in the coup. In the Bay of Pigs, there would be no such saving graces. The air and artillery support the US promised was either canceled or so delayed that Castro's forces easily repelled the invading forces. Additionally, the CIA had no understanding of the environment in which they were operating. In Guatemala, there had been differing factions to exploit within Arbenz's government. In 1961 Cuba there were no such factions left on the island. This was due to any that had opposed the 26th of July Movement fleeing the island in the wake of losing their benefactor. This meant that the invaders had no support to meet them once they arrived. This led to the spectacular failure that is now associated with the Bay of Pigs. By 1961, the CIA had grown confident enough in its abilities to conduct such an operation. However, they operated with undeserved confidence, as they had not learned how to conduct such operations in hostile nations. It is by looking at the CIA's overconfidence in their ability to pull off the Bay of Pigs Invasion that we see how Fidel Castro and the Cuban government were able to assert their sovereignty, and become a regional power despite the lopsided odds stacked against them.
United Nations fourth conference on women
The delegates agreed that highlighting the status of women will be critical in addressing issues such as demographic change, environmental degradation, and sustainable economic development. The Beijing Conference has produced a Platform for Action that focuses on promoting women's equality, sustainable development, and peace. Delegates have prepared a Platform for Action aimed at equal opportunities for women around the world.
Red Light, Green Light
She sat backstage in a darkened corner absently clutching and rubbing the doll in her hand. All around her people were moving with purpose to make sure everything was set and ready. This was to be televised and there were lighting issues and wardrobe and makeup to consider. Mary had no interest in any of this. She was thinking about what she would say. How she would counter. If she could remain composed. She had asked for this and the Congressman to his credit had obliged her. He likely saw it as the perfect public relations opportunity. To stand before the crowd and acknowledge their pain, feign empathy with their suffering and get his face on television. He didn’t expect to sway anyone to his way of thinking and he wasn’t concerned with losing any of his constituents. All that mattered in a political career was staying relevant. Whether they love you or hate you once they forget you it’s over.
Shirley Chisholm, Catalyst of Change, Progressive Bad Ass
Before there was Hillary or Liz or Kamala, there was Congresswoman, civil rights activist, social reformer, and educator Shirley Chisholm. She broke through the formidable racial and gender barriers of the 1960s and 1970s and made it look easy.
China Opens to Three-Child Policy. Is It Too Late?
We all knew it would come. Still, it came as a surprise on the last day of May 2021. It’s really fast. The first one, “One Child Policy” stayed for 34 years (1980-2014). The second, “Two-child Policy”, 5 years (2015 -2020).
The One Thing I Love The Most About Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris is a phenomenal woman. She is not only beautiful, inspirational, accomplished, bold and strong, she is also a mover and shaker in her fields of endeavour. Women and little girls from all over the world are in awe and are looking up to her.