| Jul 13, 2012
| 11:29 AM
On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes.
*Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad. She...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Let's see if Jacques Rogge puts his spine where his mouth is.
At February's International Olympic Committee Women in Sport Conference in Los Angeles, the IOC president paid plenty of lip service to the ideas of gender equality. He also spoke of the...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Human Rights Watch is beating the drum this week about Saudi Arabia's discrimination against women athletes, noting among other things it is one of three countries never to have sent a woman to the Olympics.
That effort should be taking aim at a...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:15 PM
During the McCarthy era witch hunts of the 1950s, when Lillian Hellman was asked by Congress to name fellow artists and writers as communists or communist sympathizers, the playwright answered, "I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The Obama administration is showing it can be tough on foreign policy. Unfortunately, that toughness is not directed at Russia and its incursion into Crimea, but at Israel, America's ally.
In an interview with President Obama, prior to the Washington...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
We were never innocent.
That word is invariably used to describe what changed in America 50 years ago Friday when a dashing young president was murdered in Dallas. But the word has never been quite right.
Anyone who was 40 years old the day John Kennedy...
| Nov 13, 2013
What, I wonder, explains the gender gap in political corruption?
Women make up almost 20 percent of the current Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, but they don't come anywhere near that many of Congress' scandals....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is completed next year what will happen to Afghan women? Will a resurgent Taliban return them to wearing burqas, withdraw them from schools and force them to live behind painted glass in their homes,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In her book "Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy," famed theologian and radical feminist Mary Daly imagined a female-run hag-ocracy, a new world of Witches, Crones, Harpies, Furies and Amazons.
Or, as we like to call it, television.
| Oct 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine had it all wrong, in the view of some people, and it is time for America to follow the lead of the sheiks and mullahs of Saudi Arabia and Iran, along with the Imperial Kludds of the Ku Klux Klan and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:48 PM
This was not a bad week for the national reputation of our state university. This was a horrible week.
Can you imagine sitting in St. Louis, San Antonio or San Francisco and reading how seven students, present and former, filed a federal discrimination...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The bombs did not stop a field trip of first-graders from making a picnic lunch on the sidewalk outside the Old South Meeting House Tuesday afternoon.
No, the gruesome pressure cooker devices did not dissuade a Kansas City couple from setting out for...