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8:10 am
Mon March 19, 2012

The Republican Party And Women

Some in the GOP fear a sharp decrease in the number of women voting for Republican candidates this year.
Ken Rudin collection

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 4:45 am

It's not that the rhetoric coming out of the Republican presidential campaign is suddenly going to make women around the country start voting Democratic. Women, for the most part, do prefer Democratic candidates, and have in presidential races at least since 1992. Four years ago, women preferred Barack Obama over John McCain by some 13 percentage points (the gap was 41 points among single women).

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Opinion
8:10 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Weekly Standard: Official Crusade

First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the presentation ceremony of the International Women of Courage Awards at the State Department March 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Obama Administration requires health care providers include birth control coverage.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 7:03 am

Meghan Clyne contributes to The Weekly Standard.

On Feb. 11, as the debate over the Obama administration's rule forcing religious institutions to provide insurance for contraceptive and aborti-facient drugs to their employees was reaching fever pitch, a prominent American said:

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Opinion
8:10 am
Mon March 19, 2012

New Republic: Birth Control Different Than Starbucks

From left to right, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah participate in a news conference on Medicare reform on Capitol Hill March 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. Sen. Paul unveiled a Medicare reform plan that would allow seniors to join their Member of Congress's health plan.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 7:11 am

Jonathan Cohn is the senior editor of The New Republic.

The controversy over contraception has faded a bit. Congressional Republicans are rethinking efforts to overturn a requirement that would make birth control coverage a mandatory part of health insurance. Rush Limbaugh has stopped talking about the issue, at least for the moment.

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Opinion
8:10 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Foreign Policy: Celebretarian Intervention

Actor George Clooney is arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Protesters organized against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's blockading of food and humanitarian aid in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 7:29 am

Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

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The Two-Way
8:10 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Three Teams That Could Be This Year's George Mason

D.J. Cooper of the Ohio Bobcats during Sunday's victory over South Florida, in Nashville.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

There's somebody like him in every workplace.

The know-it-all who just has to show how smart he is about the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

So, if you're like us and don't have a lot of time to pay attention to March Madness, might we suggest a proactive approach now that the field is down to the "Sweet 16?"

Pick one of these teams — North Carolina State, Ohio or Xavier.

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