Bonnie Erbe


August 2007


Throw the Book at Vick

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U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson displayed great courage during Michael Vick's guilty plea in federal court, emphasizing that he is not bound by the prosecutors' recommendations to give Vick as short a prison sentence as 12 to 18 months for the Atlanta Falcon's now infamous dog-fighting,

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Vick, Michael
NFL

The Housewife Stereotype Lives On

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Some people just never give up trying to turn back time. The latest wrinkle comes to us from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is fighting back against "the collapse of the American family" by offering bachelor's degrees "with a concentration in homemaking" to women students ...

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TAGS:
gender
education

Women in Politics

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We are at a bizarre juncture in American politics where one voting bloc's influence is rising, while that same group's representation among state and federal lawmakers is on a plateau and could start to decline. Female voters are increasingly important to presidential and congressional hopefuls,

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gender
politics

Economic Worries Finally Kick In

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What's taken them so long?

Why have American consumers been so slow to recognize important economic weaknesses? A new Reuters/Zogby poll answers that question, sort of.

In January of this year, a lobbyist acquaintance who made his living representing subprime lenders before Congress, the White House,

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economy

Why There's Too Little Digital Diversity

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I offer up several possible answers to the series of questions posed in this blog earlier this week. First among them, perhaps the blogosphere is more female than mainstream media present it. After all, two of the most popular and widely read blog websites are female owned and female dominated:

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blogs

It's a Long Road to Digital Diversity

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Yet another cultural pillar as supposedly take-it-to-the-bank reliable as the freedoms guaranteed us in the U.S. Constitution has come to a crashing, disappointing tumble. The blogosphere is not wide ranging, open to all manner of opinions and diverse in its viewpoints. In fact, according to some ...

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blogs

Interracial Marriage's Promise

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I've often thought racism will only find its rightful place on the funeral pyre of American history when Americans intermarry across racial lines so thoroughly as to erase all genetic differences. Now there's renewed talk that rising rates of interracial dating and marriage could resolve a ...

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race

House Moves to Fix Pay Equity Horror

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Talk about the legislative fast track! The House last night approved a bill to overturn one of the less well-guided Supreme Court decisions of this term. Called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, it overturns a ruling the justices handed down just two months ago that made it nigh on impossible for ...

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discrimination

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