August 11, 2008
The extent to which younger women saw Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as a victim of sexism during the presidential primary season may be debatable ["For Younger Women, Clinton Is No Martyr," Health, Aug. 5]. What is not, however, is the effect the senator's campaign has had on a new generation of women who are looking to enter and lead in the political arena. Women such as Kristy Pagan, who was cited in the column, are coming out in droves to learn the nuts and bolts of political leadership.
May 9, 2013 |
Those who are trying to make the Benghazi tragedy into a scandal for the Obama administration really ought to decide what story line they want to sell. Actually, by "those" I mean Republicans, and by "the Obama administration" I mean Hillary Clinton. The only coherent purpose I can discern in all of this is to sully Clinton's record as secretary of state in case she runs for president in 2016. That's not a particularly noble way to use the deaths of four American public servants, but at least it's understandable.
August 29, 2009
In this era of hyperbole absent outcomes, David Rothkopf's Aug. 23 Outlook commentary , "It's 3 a.m. Do You Know Where Hillary Clinton Is?," delivered an unbridled paean to Hillary Rodham Clinton by asserting that she may usher in "a transformation that may render the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush mere side notes in a long transition to a meaningful post-Cold war worldview," a mouthful even if it were true. Perhaps such a shift will come, but she hasn't yet budged Russia, China or India, not to...
May 24, 2008
TODAY: Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will campaign in Puerto Rico. TOMORROW: Obama gives the commencement address at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., filling in for Sen. Edward Kennedy.
July 9, 2008
Together Again: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will both be shaking the trees in New York City over the next two days, as the former rivals plan a fundraising swing through Manhattan. Obama will hold a major fundraiser tonight before the two appear together tomorrow morning for an event geared toward female donors. AUG. 25-28 Democratic National Convention SEPT. 1-4 Republican National Convention AUG. 25-28 Democratic National Convention SEPT. 1-4 Republican National Convention
September 25, 2012 |
For one hour on Sunday afternoon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines was behaving most undiplomatically . He had been engaged in a testy e-mail exchange with a journalist who was asking tough but fair questions related to the State Department's handling of the attack in Libya in which the American ambassador was killed — and then Reines escalated. "Why do you bother to ask questions you've already decided you know the answers to?" he asked. "Why don't you give answers that aren't bull[expletive]