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Americans Elect Data Dump Reveals Campus Leaders are 76% Male

The Americans Elect corporation has made a pretty interesting release of a Google map of its “Campus Leaders” tasked with organizing students to participate in the nation’s first ever privatized online presidential nomination, taking place in just 110 days’ time. It’s interesting for two reasons:

1. Inadvertently or on purpose, Americans Elect has released data [...]

Selection Bias: In Video from 7 Cities, Americans Elect Underrepresents Women and Black People

Political campaigns in the modern era commonly use demographic targeting to conserve resources, appealing to certain portions of the population and largely writing off others:

J. Brian O’Day explains:

The point of targeting is to determine which subsets of the voting population are most likely to be responsive to your candidate and focusing your campaign [...]

Palin Minus 367: Place in Hell for Women who Don’t Support Me

Just one year ago, Sarah Palin was still a Vice Presidential candidate, doing her darndest to scramble back up the pebbly slope to Victory. Her lunge 367 days ago:

There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.

Are we in a better place today than we were last year?

War in Afghanistan Not Helping Afghan Women

It seems war is not the effective instrument of equality that many people thought it would be. [...]

Afghanistan Under US Control Sends Man To Prison For Promoting Women’s Rights

This story, full of political relevance and human interest, is not being published in American newspapers. Why? Because it illustrates how the war in Afghanistan has not resulted in the liberation of the people there? [...]

Afghanistan Under US Control Sends Man To Prison For Promoting Women's Rights

This story, full of political relevance and human interest, is not being published in American newspapers. Why? Because it illustrates how the war in Afghanistan has not resulted in the liberation of the people there? [...]

HEART for Women Act Hides Race-Based Medicine Research Agenda

S. 422, a bill introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan earlier this month, has a companion in the House, Lois Capps‘ H.R. 1032. It takes the short title of the “HEART for Women Act of 2009,” with HEART being an acronym for “Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment.” Its longer title: “A bill [...]

Are Submissive Women Change Barack Obama Can Believe In?

For Barack Obama to give Rick Warren the special place of honor of introducing his Inauguration is an insult to all the women who worked hard to elect him as President of the United States. If Barack Obama really believes in equality, he ought to say so, and repudiate Rick Warren, and take Warren out of the official inaugural proceedings. [...]

The Difference between an Intolerant and a Liberal Position on the Rick Warren Kerfuffle

Intolerant position: Rick Warren does not have the right to speak at the Inauguration of Barack Obama, and his name must be withdrawn. Fie! Withdraw in shame, Rick Warren! Go live in a hole!

Liberal position: Rick Warren has the right to say whatever he wants, and if Barack Obama wants to invite him to [...]

Sarah Palin: Federalist on Abortion, AntiFederalist on Gay Marriage

Sarah Palin explains on October 1, 2008 that she opposes Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to self determination because she thinks states should decide such issues, not the federal government:

Katie Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?

Sarah Palin: I think it should be a states’ [...]

Sarah Palin Had Witch Hunter Pray Against Witchcraft in Alaska!

In this video, Sarah Palin stands in front of the entire Wasilla Assembly of God church while Thomas Muthee prays for Palin to become Governor, and prays to remove “every form of witchcraft” that opposes Sarah Palin’s campaign. [...]