Victoria Woodhull: Super-Woman of the 19th Century

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By Elisa Korenne When Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2008, I was under the mistaken impression that she was the first female contender for America's highest office.  Little did I know that the first woman to run for president--Victoria Woodhull--had actually preceded Hillary by 136 years. Victoria Woodhull was ahead of her time in many, many ways. I often wonder who … [Read more...]

Chris Christie – The Weighty Subject He Can’t Escape

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By Anya New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is one very popular politician. In fact, he may well be one of the few politicians these days that is generally well-liked by a majority of the populace: liberal, conservative and independents alike. His approval numbers in his home state of New Jersey are amazing - 90% of Republicans approve of the job he is doing and (shocker!) … [Read more...]

Election Results – Let’s Talk

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This is it! Tomorrow is Election Day. Both candidates are still campaigning heavily on this eve of the election and final polls are showing pretty much a dead heat. Voters across the country on Tuesday will cast ballots for a variety of races and controversial measures but none so important as the presidential race. We would like to provide you with this thread to discuss … [Read more...]

September Open Discussion For News and Politics

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Imperfect Women knows how much some of you love to discuss politics and the latest current events. We don’t always have the time to do posts on these topics and so we thought we would provide a place each month where you can discuss the national or world political and news climate. Fell free to post links to articles that you think are of interest and change the topic as you … [Read more...]

Chicago Teachers On Strike – Education On Hold

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Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years. They are in an intense dispute with Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago. The issues this dispute are centered around are teacher evaluations tied to student test scores, a longer school day, and other education policy changes. Over 29,000 teachers and support staff joined the picket line after union … [Read more...]

Romney Picks Ryan as Vice-Presidential Running Mate

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Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan from the great state of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate. Ryan, 42 years old, is a seven-term congressman and mastermind of the Republicans’ budget-cutting plans. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney made the announcement this morning on the deck of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginian at the beginning of a … [Read more...]

The Impact of Healthcare Law on Small Businesses

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Whether you're a fan of Obamacare or not, the Supreme Court has upheld it as constitutional, meaning it will become a reality before long. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has had it's share of supporters and detractors, but outside of the politics surrounding this hotly-debated law, the fact remains that it will significantly change the landscape of healthcare in … [Read more...]

July/August Open Discussion For News and Politics

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Imperfect Women knows how much some of you love to discuss politics and the latest current events. We don't always have the time to do posts on these topics and so we thought we would provide a place each month where you can discuss the national or world political and news climate. Fell free to post links to articles that you think are of interest and change the topic as you … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandate Requirement – Will Become A Tax

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In a split decision, the Supreme Court decided to uphold Obama's signature health care law's individual mandate. In an apparently complex opinion, the mandate has been upheld as a tax, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court. Chief Justice John Roberts is a conservative who was appointed by President George W. Bush.  To the surprise of many, he … [Read more...]

Protestors Rally Against Obama’s Birth Control Mandate

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Protestors collected on Capitol Hill, and all over the country, earlier this week to unite against one thing: President Obama's proposed mandate that private health insurance policies must provide coverage for birth control. The protestors, apparently completely unaware of the many uses of birth control aside from contraception, believe the policy violates religious … [Read more...]