Nona Willis Aronowitz

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When she married her husband, she took on his debt, too.
When she married her husband, she took on his debt, too.
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The Best Cities for Single Girls
We've crunched the numbers on some critical statslike ratio of men to women (natch!)to find five great places to be a single lady right…
The War on Women: Surrendered (For Now)
Something happened last night besides a surprisingly speedy Barack Obama victory: The war on women suffered major setbacks.
Why This New Yorker's Vote Counts More Than Ever
For the first time since I stepped into a ballot box, I'm going to feel like my vote will make a difference. I haven't always felt this…
Will Hurricane Sandy Finally Get Us Talking About Climate Change?
Yesterday, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed President Obama in an editorial for Bloomberg View, writing that Hurricane Sandy had …
Hurricane Sandy Is All About Politics
On the surface, it would appear that Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm affecting 900 miles of the Eastern Coast, has halted the president…
Meet the Only Pro-Choice Woman Running for Governor
In an election rife with discussion of abortion, birth control, rape, and equal pay, it's hard to believe that Maggie Hassan is the onl…
The Dog Whistle Last Night Was to Women
The debate last night was ostensibly about foreign policy, but as the entire Twitterverse noted, the candidates used their last televis…
Who's Funnier, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? (And Does It Matter?)
Last Thursday, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were in the same room again, in a decidedly less combative mode than the debate stage two d…
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Pills and Pocketbooks: Why Obama's Debate Pitch to Women Matters
These are not just women's issues, said a much feistier Obama during last nights presidential debate. These are family issues. These ar…
The Real Winner of Last Night's Debate? Martha Raddatz
Last night, during a post-debate cocktail, I said it: "Martha for president."
Five Lady Candidates to Watch: Election Countdown Edition
Last month, we gave you a list of 11 female congressional candidates hitting the campaign trail this season. Now, with less than a mont…
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Rock Your Vote: A Presidential Candidate Primer
Still not sure if you're an Obama Girl or a Romney-ac? Our election cheat sheet explains where the presidential candidates stand on sev…
Who Can (and Can't) Call Out Campaign Racism?
In case you havent noticed, theres been a good amount of racial animosity underlining this election season, and its been ramping up in …
The Myth of Miracle Obama: What Didn't Happen During Last Night's Debate
Last night during the debates, I found myself yelling at the television screenObama! Look us in the eye! Call him out on his lies! Fini…
Oops, Todd Akin Did It Again!
Todd Akin opposes the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Advice for Rep. Todd Akin
Rep. Todd Akin decided not to shut the whole thing down yesterdayhes still running for Missouri Senate despite being almost universally…
The Evolution of the Political Celebrity
They've been popping up a lot lately, at least for Democrats: emails from Barack Obama with the subject line, Dinner? Or a contrived pl…
Are the 47 Percent Really Obama Voters?
Mitt Romney just insulted about half of Americans behind closed doors in a video that was only recently released.
Mitt Romney on Porn
Mitt Romney may be publicly waving off social issues in favor of stump speeches on the economy and ill-advised missives on the Middle E…
Gov. John Kasich: Our wives are "doing the laundry" while we're on the road
Ohio governor John Kasich doesnt exactly have a lady-friendly reputation. And yesterday, at a Romney campaign event, he paid homage to …
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2012: The Year the DNC Put Social Issues Front and Center
Democrats didnt shy away from these issues at all: Dozens of speakers, like Deval Patrick and Michelle Obama, mentioned LGBT equality …
Bill Clinton Is That Ex-Boyfriend We Can't Stop Drunk-Texting
It's hard to be opposed to Bill Clinton's amicable personality, diplomatic governing techniques, and, as seen last night at the DNC, hi…
The Economic Issue Missing from Prime Time
Marie Claire hosted the EMILY's List panel on women and politics, and the conversation turned to topics not covered on the convention's…
Michelle Obama: Working Mom-in-Chief
Our political blogger discusses Michelle Obama's DNC speech.
The Abortion Talk You Don't Hear on the RNC Stage
Off-campus from the Republican National Convention, Michele Bachmann leads one of the few major pro-life conversations.
Not-So-Magic Mike
My search for the nonexistent male strip clubs of Tampa
Susana Martinez: Vice President?
The highly anticipated speech of last night was Paul Ryan's, and Condoleezza Rice brought the house down with a nod to civil rights, bu…
Republican Delegates and the War on Women
No phrase causes conservative and liberal ladies to talk past each other more than the war on women.