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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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BY IN News On 05-07-2012

What do the Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch, Jack Welch, William Kristol and the DNC have in common? We all think Mitt Romney is running a campaign that avoids substance and the issues that matter most to voters at every possible opportunity. Mitt Romney thinks he can duck, dodge and dance around the issues on his way to a victory in November.

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