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Geraldine Ferraro and the locked door

Ferraro unlocked the door to the men’s club of politics


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Pam Fleischaker
In the spring of 1984, I was a wife and mom, raising a second-grader and a 12-month-old, and working for Planned Parenthood in Oklahoma City.
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Counterpoint: Palin by comparison


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Pam Fleischaker
Sarah Palin scares me. Not because she shoots guns or talks tough to good ol' boys or wants more money for her state. Palin scares me because she could become president of the United States and not...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Super duper or party pooper?


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Pam Fleischaker
Front-loaded. "First, at all costs." "Super Tuesday." "Super-Duper Tuesday." If you haven't already heard these buzz words, get ready.   Just eight months from now, on Feb. 5, ...
 
Thursday, June 21, 2007

Democracy: Can you do it?


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Pam Fleischaker
The current state legislative session has been a good civics lesson, reminding us that our democracy exists only if we participate in it.   Senate Bill 714, a bill that is bad fo...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

The real Ralph Nader


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Pam Fleischaker
In the Sixties, I inherited my dad's Chevrolet Corvair and drove it all over Austin, Texas. My younger sister then drove it till it died somewhere between Waco, Texas, and Dallas. We had fun with that...
 
Thursday, March 29, 2007

So much for compassion


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Pam Fleischaker
One of the most divisive public issues in America is still legal abortion.   People who oppose abortion " for whatever reason " won't give an inch.   Their elected or self-appointed representatives ha...
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007

It's me I'm lookin' for


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Pam Fleischaker
Come on, admit it. You've given some thought to cosmetic surgery. At least once? Maybe more than once?   I know I have. Clicking through pictures of my family playing in the sand and surf, I am puzzle...
 
Thursday, January 18, 2007

Gas out of grass?


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Pam Fleischaker
I live with a man who wants to make gas out of grass.   I live with a man who talks to himself and anyone who will listen about farmland, feedstock and fuel tanks.   I live with a man who has spent mo...
 
Thursday, September 21, 2006

Much ado about God


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Pam Fleischaker
Last month's primary elections were heavy with the usual rhetoric: smooth talk, trash talk, sweet talk, empty talk. Now God talk has been added to what was one of the most alienating elections we've h...
 
Thursday, August 31, 2006
 
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