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The Menopausal Militia

The Menopausal Militia by Zabet NeuCollins September 4, 2012 “The future of the election is up to us,” cries Cecile Richards, the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “It’s up to us.” The words resonate through the room where the Women’s Caucus is meeting just hours before the Democratic National Convention begins. The […]

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Charlotte: FLOTUS “Ladies Night” Headliner

Charlotte, North Carolina. September 4, 2012 Michelle Obama received top billing on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, an evening some are now referring to as “Ladies Night.” Reaction from colleagues and friends has been mixed. One tweets: “It’s official, Democrats’ moms can kick Republicans’ moms butts.” Another: “Disgusted by women’s roles in […]

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From Charlotte: Senior Field Trip

As it happens, of the nearly 6,000 delegates at the Democratic National Convention, the youngest is Sam Gray, a seventeen-year old from Marion, Iowa. “I’ve been interested in the political process for a long time,” says the Marion High School Senior. He is currently enrolled in a government class taught by Dave Messerli, who has […]

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Times Warner Arena on the Eve of the 2012 Democratic National Convention

August 3, 2012. Charlotte, North Carolina. Thousands of journalists, political activists, protesters, and yes, delgates have poured into Charlotte for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Opening night will feature remarks by First Lady MIchelle Obama. We note with interest that swing states Iowa, Virginia, Nevada, Colorado and host North Carolina have been given prime seating […]

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Charlotte | D Day minus 2: March on Wall Street South

With the opening of the 2012 Democratic Party National Political Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina just two days away, a spirited albeit comparatively small demonstration took place downtown, with protesters marching just a few blocks from the convention site. Ray Suarez, of PBS NewsHour, tweeted, “Just watched Occupy et. al. march through Charlotte, who were […]

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GOP Convention in the rearview mirror: The State of Deseret

Following speculation on how Governor Romney would or wouldn’t address his religion, his team called upon one of his LDS homeboys to endorse the one-time president of the Boston Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Mitt taught faith in God, self-reliance and service to humanity,” said Grant Bennett, Romney’s successor as […]

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GOP Convention in the rearview mirror: Space is the Place

“The soles of Neil Armstrong’s boots on the moon made permanent impressions on OUR souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parents’ sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world” –– Governor Mitt […]

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