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Hey, guys — gender politics are central to this race, not a footnote

Hey, guys — gender politics are central to this race, not a footnote

I’m not sure about this, but I’m starting to wonder whether gender is playing a role in the Democratic primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. What do you think? Very funny, I know. In the wake of Sanders’ blowout victory in New Hampshire, I have had impassioned exchanges about this subject with almost […]

The sexist double standards hurting Hillary Clinton

The sexist double standards hurting Hillary Clinton

Much of Hillary Clinton’s difficulty in this campaign stems from a single, unalterable fact: She is a woman. I’m not referring primarily to the Bernie Bros, those Bernie Sanders supporters who fill the Internet with misogynistic filth about Clinton. What drags down her candidacy is more pervasive and far subtler — unconscious, even. The criticism […]

The Case For Hillary

The Case For Hillary

The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that’s done, you’re simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive (ranked the tenth most liberal senator). And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results (I’ll conclude with […]

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Calls for “Maturity” Over Burundi Crisis

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Calls for “Maturity” Over Burundi Crisis

Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo has once again denounced accusations that her government recruited and trained Burundian refugees to fight and oust Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. While responding to reporters Tuesday, after briefing senators on the state of Rwanda’s foreign affairs policy, Ms Mushikiwabo said that there was “need for maturity” while handling the […]

A Feminist’s Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

A Feminist’s Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

Fair warning:  This blog is not going to be angry.  It will not be written in all caps.  There will be no vulgarity.  And it probably won’t go viral.  I don’t care. What I do care about is the fact I’ve read over 70+ articles in the past two weeks alone discussing the 2016 election […]

Cartoon: The bitter Clinton-Sanders split may get settled the hard way

Cartoon: The bitter Clinton-Sanders split may get settled the hard way

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

MANCHESTER, N.H. — As Democrats consider Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the second time, women are wrestling with a difficult question: whether they have an obligation to get behind someone who is closer than anyone has ever been to becoming the first female president. And with her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, outdrawing her in […]

Bugisu women to use bedrooms to convice husbands to vote Museveni

Bugisu women to use bedrooms to convice husbands to vote Museveni

Women in Bulambuli have pledged to use their bedrooms to convince their husbands to vote for President Yoweri Museveni and Irene Muloni. “We pledge to do what it takes to use our bedrooms to convince our husbands to vote for President Museveni, Muloni and other NRM candidates,” Veronica Namasaba said. She said that a number […]

Buhari as Good News for Europe

Buhari as Good News for Europe

Martins Schultz, the President of the European Parliament minced no words in describing why Europe is enamored of our President, Muahmmadu Buhari, so much as to give him the honor of addressing the continent’s  legislative arm. The big endorsement President Buhari got is on account of the outstanding wars he has waged so far on […]

Africa’s Leaders Protect Each Other

Africa’s Leaders Protect Each Other

ON JANUARY 28th the Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo became the first former head of state to go on trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. Three days later the African Union (AU) resolved, among other rude comments about the court, to support Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in his determination to ignore the […]