Tuesday, October 18, 2005
What We Need to Know Today- October 18, 2005
Conservatives were assured that Harriet Miers would overturn Roe v. Wade if confirmed.
From CBS News: ABORTION AT CENTER OF MIERS DEBATE
Maria Shriver, in an effort to look like she is actually doing something, created the Minerva awards named after the the Roman Goddess of Wisdom and Justice. The award is given to "California women whose indisputable humanitarian qualifications demonstrate the enduring power of great acts of service." In its second year the recipients are: Former First Lady Betty Ford; sports advocate and former Olympian Anita L. DeFrantz; Sister Jennie Lechtenberg and poet and humanitarian, Janice Mirikitani.
Judy Miller saga continued:
Even though she was out of legal jeopardy, Judith Miller worked with her attorney to write the piece that appeared in the NYTimes this past Sunday. Guess she was rusty from the 85 days in jail. The criticism continues on and on and on.
LA Times: NY TIMES STORY ON LEAK RAISES QUESTIONS
Happy birthday to Emily's List- the PAC that raises money for democratic, pro-choice women candidates threw itself a 20th birthday party in Washington yesterday.
From the Washington Post: EMILY'S LIST CELBRATES CLOUT AS IT TURNS 20
In another showing of right wing small mindedness, James Dobson has urged people (which people I don't know) to boycott the American Girl doll because the company gives money to Girls Inc. an organization that supports the empowerment of girls across the country. Every time I think Dobson has jumped the shark he just jumps higher.
From the Progressive: FEMINISTS IN THE NURSERY
Newsweek has a whole package this week on women's leadership- do we lead differently than men? Again, my usual answer- well, duh.
HOW WOMEN LEAD
Kirsten Dunst has signed on to play Marla Ruzicka in a film about the 28-year-old American relief worker who was killed in Iraq by a suicide bomber.
It's the fourth episode tonight of Commander in Chief which is by the way the most watched new show of the season and critics are still writing about the show.
From the Chicago Sun Times- A NEW LOOK AT GENDER POLITICS
Candace Bushnell's new book Lipstick Jungle will be optioned by NBC and produced by Sex and the City creator Darren Star.
Wonderful casting- Eileen Atkins, British actress extraordinaire, will take over the lead role in Doubt in early January when Cherry Jones leaves to begin rehearsing The Faith Healer.
Michelle Wie was disqualified from her first pro tournament after a reporter told officials that she did something incorrect during a penalty drop after she shot her ball into the brush. She lost out on about 50,000. Did the reporter do the right thing to involve himself in the story?
From USA Today: WRITER DEFENDS REPORTING WIE