But it appears that Trump & his crew are plotting just that

Based on a series of events over the last few days, I can’t help but think that a coup has been set in motion by the current president and his cronies. I certainly didn't have that possibility on my 2020 Election bingo card.

I expected the toddler in chief to…


But with Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, it’s now become way too dangerous

Where can we move if, God forbid, #45 wins another term as president?

It’s a question I’ve been grappling with for well over a year. Early on when I first started voicing this question, family members rolled their eyes and chuckled, thinking my comments were hyperbole. It took a lot…


Will That Prompt Him to Say Goodbye?

Hello, Amy Coney Barrett. Goodbye, Chief Justice John Roberts?

With the Senate vote confirming a not-so-stealth right-wing ideologue in Barrett to fill the extremely precious Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of women’s rights icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the days of Chief Justice Roberts leading the court…


Do we really need a “senior statesman”?

After the Democratic skrimishes between Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders acolytes in the 2016 primaries, I promised myself I would not engage with any Bernie Bros or Sisters for the 2020 campaign. …


We’re Still a Country That Wants Women to “Stay in Their Place”

Our collective preoccupation with whether a woman presidential candidate must be likable to be electable can be traced directly to our inability to accept one woman in particular — Hillary Clinton.

Of course, we’ve always wanted to like the political candidates we vote for.

Voters liked John F. Kennedy more…


If people think you’re a mean girl, can you still run for president?

If recent stories that leaked days before Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential campaign are the only things you’d ever heard or read about her — which is probably the case with many Americans — you might…


I spent much of my time during 2016 speaking with the media, women’s groups and bookstore audiences about how the Hillary Clinton “likability” issue that we had been obsessing over since her 2008 campaign was our problem, not hers. In my book, Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox


The vitriol Hillary Clinton suffered carries broader ramifications for women in politics.

Republicans want to throw Hillary Clinton in jail or put her in front of a firing squad. Democrats who spoke positively about Clinton were booed during the first night of their convention. Vermont Sen. …


Not all white women are clueless. But Trump’s victory proves that the majority of us are.

I’ve never understood the election statistic that most married white women vote Republican. …


Of all the things I’ve learned researching what women voters really think about Hillary Clinton, and whether they love her or love her not as the possible first woman president of the United States, not once has anyone ever said, “You know, I’d really like her lot and she’d have…

Joanne Bamberger

Expert on women & politics. Author/Editor of Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox. Opinion journalist, attorney, photographer

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