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  • Children's author chronicles history of women in politics

    Children's author chronicles history of women in politics
    Ever since her first book for young readers, 1984's "Susan B. Anthony," Highland Park author Ilene Cooper has maintained an emphasis on informing her youthful audience about feminism and politics.
  • Mikulski leaves the Senate a changed place for women

    Mikulski leaves the Senate a changed place for women
    When Barbara A. Mikulski first stepped onto the Senate floor in 1987, she saw only one other female senator. They were required to wear skirts and were prohibited from using the male-only gym. But as the retiring Maryland Democrat prepares to relinquish...

    Teaching girls they can be president, too

    Nichola Gutgold remembers sitting in class in middle school, staring at the oval presidential portraits that lined the walls of her classroom and taking note of the fact that they were all men. By the time she was in college in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro...

    Nichola D. Gutgold: Girls need to see women as political role models

    Nichola D. Gutgold: Girls need to see women as political role models
    Midterm elections are over, and women made some notable gains. Among them were the elections of Mia Love of Utah, who will become the first African-American female Republican member of Congress, and Elise Stefanik, a 30-year-old from New York who will...

    Senate newbie Cruz stirs more trouble for Boehner in House

    WASHINGTON -- No one could have been more pleased to see the arrival of Congress's five-week summer recess than House Speaker John Boehner. It offers a welcome breathing space in the seemingly endless civil war between his Republican caucus's far-right...