Peter Beinart: The Supreme Court Needs More Moms


It looks like we need another refresher on what to look for in a potential Supreme Court justice.  At the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart has stumbled upon the idea that what Barack Obama really needs to do is nominate a mother:
First, because female justices, on average, will be more sensitive to the problems women face. [...]

Women Win Elections Without Special Treatment


Women are underrepresented in congress.  It’s an indisputable fact.  Although they make up more than half the population in the United States, women hold just 16.8 percent of congressional seats.
But it’s not because women don’t win elections.
Research shows that women perform just as well as men when they run for office.  “In terms of fundraising [...]