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CAMBRIDGE, MA - MARCH 8: A Resist button is seen on the back of a hat as women gather to sing in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA as part of a Day Without A Woman protest on Mar. 8, 2017. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

2018 will be the year of women

By Marianne Schnall
After a turbulent year fending off efforts to diminish our power and silence our voices, women are harnessing their outrage, writes Marianne Schnall--newly energized, politically engaged and more resolute than ever. In the new year, women will demand real change.

Social media won't win the suburban vote

By S. Mitra Kalita, CNN
A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals within the group."
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) (C) and fellow Democratic members of Congress hold a news conference to voice their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal at the U.S. Capitol June 10, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Congresswoman's victim-blaming comment is an outrage

By Peggy Drexler
Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur's comments were out of line: Instead of trying to define, and condemn, women's "inappropriate clothing," Peggy Drexler says how about we define, and condemn, men's inappropriate behavior.
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Of course, Selma made the difference for Doug Jones

By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
At a time when the Democratic Party has drastically scaled back operations nationwide in conservative bastions like Alabama, it fell to civil rights leaders -- including activists and ministers, attorneys and businessmen -- to organize and energize black voters to sweep the Democratic candidate to victory, writes Errol Louis.

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