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Drunk is the new barefoot and pregnant

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Drunk is the new barefoot and pregnant. Both work equally well to keep women from posing a threat to men in the marketplace, which may explain why “heavy drinking has been normalized” for the sex that isn’t built to metabolize alcohol. Men can be stewed to the gills and nevertheless stay in high places for an entire career. For women, the distance from first drink to rode hard, put away wet is a lot shorter. It’s not fair, but the…

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NRA ad claims Hillary Clinton is threat to gun rights

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. On the same day Hillary Clinton is set to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, the National Rifle Association is coming out with an ad saying Americans’ “right to own a gun for self-defense is at risk in this election.” The group says it plans to begin airing the 30-second ad on Thursday. It features a rape victim who confronted President Barack Obama over gun right at a town…

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Mary Jo Melone: Hillary Clinton, without apology

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Like Donald Trump’s narcissism, the misogyny driving the vitriol aimed at Hillary Clinton is bottomless. The best that can be said of the legions of her critics is that some, women among them, don’t know history. Worse yet, few who are puzzled by the vitriol directed at Clinton bother to see her through the lens of her experience as a woman. Clinton is part of the last generation of women who could only gain access to political power through their…

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Darryl Paulson: White knight refuses to be dark horse

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Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Mitt Romney’s 2012 running mate and the current Speaker of the House, ended the speculation that he would be the white knight who would save the party from Donald Trump. The white knight refused to become the GOP dark horse. “Let me be clear,” said Ryan in his brief address at Republican National Committee headquarters, “I do not want, nor will I accept, the nomination of our party.” Not only did Ryan reject any nomination,…

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Pew Research: Here come Asian immigrants, Millennials and unaffiliated voters

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Huge immigration over the past 40 years have made Hispanics America’s largest minority group but the next wave is Asian immigrants, and they will overtake Hispanic immigration in coming decades, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. What’s more, Millennials might already be the nation’s largest generation, surpassing Baby Boomers. Women breadwinners continue to be a rapidly-growing group in America. And whites, blacks, Christians and the middle class all will continue to lose share of the American population…

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Today on Context Florida: Resigning the GOP, war on women and railing against rail

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Today on Context Florida: San Francisco-based attorney Scott Weese is resigning from the Republican Party. The GOP has finally gone too far, he says, and at this point he sees nothing of what he believes in any of the viable presidential candidates. The front-runner’s campaign slogan of “Heil Trump” is simply the last straw. Weese says he cannot understand how anyone can threaten the rights of anyone on the basis of their religion. To threaten to intimidate them for their worship,…

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Florida conference to boost women’s professional stature coming to Tampa

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Women in Florida can now register for the state’s first of its kind professional women’s conference. The two-day event aimed at empowering women in various professions features a number of respected professionals and thought leaders, exhibits, networking opportunities and panel discussions. The conference runs this spring on May 19 and 20. A pre-conference reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday May 19 at Port Tampa Bay. The following day more than 1,200 attendees are expected to flood the Tampa Marriott…

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