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Amy G. Mazur is Professor in the Department of Politcal Science at Washington State University.  She is also an Research Associate at Centre d’Etudes Européenes, Sciences-Po Paris. Her research and...
There's something missing from our political offices, and the answer is in the hormones. We need more estrogen. Despite having successful female examples at the national level such as Hillary Clinton...
More than twice as many Ukrainians believe that Ukraine would be better off with closer economic and political relations with Europe than with Russia (44% vs. 21%); while 21% believe that Ukraine...
 As they vie for the highest jobs, it's the uncomfortable question that can't be ignored. For about as long as women have been running for office, people who care about women’s lot have wondered...
What, I wonder, explains the gender gap in political corruption? Women make up almost 20 percent of the current Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, but they don’t come...
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem?
The first time Senator Patty Murray ran for local office, she was so embarrassed to ask people for money for her campaign that she and her husband held a garage sale. But her generous husband could...
Michele Bachmann's taking a bow. Sarah Palin's star has faded.
In an effort to provide equality and justice for all New York state citizens, Assemblyman David Buchwald announced passage of the full 10-point Women's Equality Act (WEA). The legislation addresses...
For Covington’s first female mayor, one perk is serving as a role model to young girls in a state the Center for American Women and Politics ranks 38th in the nation for women in elective office. “(...

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Babette Kabak was born New York, NY and has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Kabak who is married and has two children lived in South Africa for most of her life. While living in South...
For a while there in 2011, or at least for a few minutes that August, Michele Bachmann was a real contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The race she ran offers several lessons for...
Today’s Cape Cod Times noted the imminent retirement of Senate President Therese Murray and listed two of the leading candidates for her seat, Plymouth state representative Vinnie deMacedo and former...
Barbara Norrander is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. She studies gender differences in public opinion and voting behavior. In particular, she has investigated the gender...
Her: A simple pronoun and basic linguistic tool in the everyday English vernacular. But, in the context of women in politics, “her” is more than a grammatical component. It is a symbol of slowly...
Susan Wismer, challenger of incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is the first woman to be nominated by a major party for the state's high office. Wismer says that had nothing to do with her decision to...
While China’s air defense zone issues was topmost on everyone’s mind during United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan this week, he also had other agenda on his plate. Together with U.S...
Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he would like to see a female president, but he has “no idea” if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run in 2016. “I hope we have a...
A recent study found black women are underrepresented at all levels of politics — federal, state and local government. Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics and Higher Heights for America, a...
The 113th Congress has been applauded for its diversity, but women – and specifically women of color, who only make up 4.5% of the 535 members – are still the vast minority. Although women of color...