Belonging: The Real Culprit in the Confidence Gap

A vital key is missing from all of the critical discussion about why the dearth of women in places of power persists. While issues of ambition and … [Read more...]

Wendy Davis: from Trailer Park to Style Icon

Wendy Davis, the State Senator from Texas, who famously sported pink sneakers to filibuster for 13 hours on the Texas Senate floor in an attempt to … [Read more...]

Drugs, Rape and Political Terror: Interview With Isabel Allende on Her Latest Novel Maya’s Notebook

When I asked Isabel Allende for a quote from one of the many rave reviews of her latest novel, Maya's Notebook, she responded with this one: An … [Read more...]

Who Will Educate Our State?

"Why isn't it news that an Arizona PAC secretly funded an $11 million dollar attack on Proposition 30?" Governor Jerry Brown asked passionately as he … [Read more...]

Rock Your Slut Vote and Other Tips From My Interview With Kimberley Johnson

"What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to … [Read more...]

California a right-to-work state? Stop effort now

There is a sneaky initiative on the November ballot that would put California on its way to higher poverty and lower wages. Dubbed the "Stop Special … [Read more...]

Is California On Its Way To Higher Poverty Rates And Lower Wages?

There is a sneaky initiative moving toward the ballots in California that would put California on its way to higher poverty rates and lower wages. … [Read more...]

Who Has Amnesia?

At a recent lunch I attended at USC, President Barack Obama compared the US economy to a car that had been driven into a ditch. The Democrats, he … [Read more...]

Who Cares About the Truth?

What wins elections today? The midterm elections have spurned heated discussions about witches and whores. And the the elderly are even beating each … [Read more...]

Female Voters, We Need You

I admit it. I have a terrible voting record. My dad is Republican-leaning and I am a Democrat, so assuming we would cancel each other out, we have … [Read more...]