FROM Mindy Finn
The Politics of Feminism: It's Not All about Gender Democrat Hillary Clinton would be the first woman president, but many self-styled "feminists" are not supporting her candidacy. Some advocates of women's rights back Bernie Sanders, while Republican Carly Fiorina insists that she and other conservatives are also "feminists." The idea has evolved from the suffragettes to Roe v. Wade to Betty Friedan to Beyoncé. Different opinions between and within generations could make a difference in this year's primary elections.
Questions for the President? President Barack Obama made political theater last week when he fielded questions from Republicans. Politics watchers on both sides of the aisle loved the sparkling Q&A, and now a coalition of Democrats and Republicans is demanding he repeat the process , in regular debates akin to Britain’s Questions for the Prime Minister . But the White House says no. Why? Could more direct dialogue help Obama get his message out? Could it benefit the republic?
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.