Karen Tumulty, Swampland & Symposium on candidates’ spouses

I haven’t had a chance to write up my interviews with TIME Magazine’s Karen Tumulty (or Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift) yet, but Tumulty has written about the event here in TIME’s political blog, Swampland. An excerpt: I’m just back from what turned out to be a fascinating symposium at the National First Ladies Library in Canton,…

Must-read column on Obama, Israel and American Jews

Not by me, but Thomas L. Friedman in today’s New York Times. I couldn’t have written this column better myself. Excerpt: What really makes a pro-Israel president? Personally, as an American Jew, I don’t vote for president on the basis of who will be the strongest supporter of Israel. I vote for who will make…

The media and women, Part I: Don’t get mad, get elected

Today’s New York Times has at least two articles that focus on women and politics directly (I’ve only separated the parts of the paper and these two stand out – I haven’t read them yet).  And I spent nearly six hours yesterday immersed in the topic of women, the media and politics, with thousands of…

News-Herald says women top ballot again; OH senate could be barren of GOP women

This commentary in today’s News-Herald, written by the paper’s David W. Jones, catalogues numerous races more or less local to its readership that demonstrates what I thought a while ago, when some people said, oh, there’s such hatred for Hillary Clinton. If she is at the top of the ticket, we will see more women…