• Elise Amendola/AP

    Campaign 2016

    Hillary Needs to Check Her Privilege

    Twenty years after Bill ran for president as a scrappy Southerner, the Clintons are in danger of stumbling on the same obstacle his opponents did: their inability to see outside their bubble.

    By any standard Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign pre-show masquerading as a book tour has been a disaster. Book sales have been lower than expected. Monica Lewinsky is back in the public eye and the undeclared but likely candidate has made enough gaffes to put her in the running for the Mitt Romney Medal. (Clinton recently conceded some of her recent word choices have been “inartful.”)

    The gaffes, strangely enough, are rooted primarily in the issue that has long been one of the Clinton brand’s greatest strengths: how to make America an equal playing field for the little guy and big guys alike. But Clinton seems to have confirmed for everyone during her publicity tour that she and her family are now officially “big guys.” They ceased being one of the little people a long time ago, but appear to be the only ones who don’t know it. And that may doom any shot Hillary Clinton has at the presidency.

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    Chelsea Clinton: I’d Run for Office

    Hillary will make “right choice” about 2016.

    Are the Clintons the new Kennedys? Chelsea Clinton will consider running for public office, the former first daughter said in an interview Monday with NBC News. She said she’s currently happy with the politicians that represent her where she lives, but “if at some point that weren’t true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I’d have to ask and answer that question.” As for all that talk about her mother, Hillary Clinton, running for president in 2016: “I very much want her to make the right choice for herself,” Chelsea said. “I know that will be the right choice for our country.”

    Read it at The Hill
  • The Honoroable Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Women in the World Conference 2013 on April 5 in New York, New York. (Roxxe/Marc Bryan-Brown)

    Summit 2013

    Clinton’s Missed Message

    The burdens of caring for an aging population are falling heavily on the shoulders of American women, writes Gail Sheehy.

    Can you believe it? Women now live shorter lives in America than in any other major industrialized country!

    That was just one of the startling warnings delivered by Hillary Clinton in a stem-winding speech introduced by Tina Brown at the Women in the World Summit on Friday.

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    Titans of Tech

    Wanted: Girls Who Code

    Chelsea Clinton and a panel of female tech entrepreneurs urged the Women in the World audience to encourage more girls to “lean in” to computer science.

    While the publication of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s recent tome, Lean In, has focused the national discussion on the diminished roles of women in big business, there still remains a major gender problem over in Silicon Valley.

    According to a study by Catalyst Census, 14.3 percent of executive officers among Fortune 500 companies are women. And yet the number of women in senior-management positions in technology companies has remained relatively unchanged over the past decade, staying at between just 3 and 5 percent, claims a separate study by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

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