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Hadley Heath Avis A. Jones-DeWeever Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
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Moms Against Terrorism; Contraception; All the Single Ladies

March 25, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss mothers fighting extremism, contraception & religious liberty, and the power of single women.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Manal Omar, Ashe Schow, Jenifer Rajkumar, and Jennifer Higgins.

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Mister Jackson

March 24, 2016 Ginger and Pickles, in their village shop.

by Sallie Bingham

A bout of the winter miseries—not ‘flu, thank God—has laid me low for a few days. Seeking comfort, I found myself turning to the books of my childhood, especially the delicious, watercolor illustrated “little books” by that British genius, Beatrix Potter. Her masterpiece, to my mind, is The Tale of Mr. Tod in which she wrote, not for the first time, of a foxy gentleman who was not “nice.” It’s a terrifying story that ends in a bloody battle between the fox and an equally obnoxious badger; Potter recognized that children rather enjoy being scared.

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Women's History Month

March 24, 2016 Jeannette Rankin

Check out who we feature during Women's History Month! 

Jeannette Rankin
Before EMILY's List and other organizations with similar goals, even before women could vote, Jeannette Rankin proved that women had a role to play in more than one kind of house. 
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How to Write

March 19, 2016 Photo: Fredrik Rubensson / CC BY-SA

by Sallie Bingham

As my biography of Doris Duke continues to simmer in the editing vats at Farrar, Straus—I imagine the editors there adding a bit of salt, scraping off a few grains of pepper—with a pub date of 2017, I must for my salvation begin to write—again.

Doris will be my fourteenth published work, but now I’m once more a raw upstart, a woman daring to intrude into the magic kingdom of creativity, where there are no dirty socks on the floor, no sinks full of food-caked dishes. There is only the terrifying other of the empty page; I write my first drafts by hand, with an ink pen that inevitably leaks, staining my right middle finger. When I see that stain in the midst of other activities and preoccupations, I know I have begun.

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You call that a compliment?

March 18, 2016

By Nosheen Hotaki

Language. It is language through which we can articulate our love, convey our gratitude, voice our anger, and exchange ideas. Language in its most unique form is the virtue that has made homosapiens suitable for survival. Yet, language has the power to hurt us more than any form of physical violence.

I came to the United States in the fall of 2012 to attend a prestigious boarding school in New England. For the past four years, I have been referred to as “exotic,” time and time again. I have been stopped on the street on my way to work, having people inquire my ethnicity, saying that, “there is no way you are American,” because “ you are too exotic.” My friends’ parents have referred to me as “the exotic middle-eastern princess.” In an attempt to adulate me, men have previously said, “You are not the blonde and normal beautiful. You are the exotic beautiful that makes me drool.”

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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