Monthly Archives: March 2016

Obsessions of Early Spring Northern Gardening

It’s snowing here in New Hampshire, and today I transplanted some celeriac, cutting celery, and snapdragons. No one has fingers small and sensitive enough to sow the microscopic seeds of these plants so that they don’t germinate and grow up hugging each other to death. Yes, I know about mixing them — and poppies, and the […]

Smile, Joe: The Last Really Super Tuesday

Here is a longer version of an interview I did with with Margaret Waterman of BU Professor Voices on the results of the 3/15 primaries.  As of this writing, the Missouri races have not been completed, but I’m looking at the current results and the New York Times Live Model. We’ve had quite a few […]

Race, Gender, and the Clinton Presidency

Because a lot of folks have asked, a blast from the past:  an article Dave Canon and I published in 2000: “Race, Gender, and the Clinton Presidency,” in The Clinton Legacy, edited by Colin Campbell and Bert Rockman, New York: Chatham House Press, 2000, pp.169-99.  It focuses on Bill Clinton, but also discusses Hillary Clinton.   […]

Gender, Race, Class and the 2016 Democratic Debates: Thoughts for International Women’s Day

Part II of Gender and the Democratic Primaries and Caucuses Underneath it all, there is a real debate going on between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton – and probably even more, between their advocates and surrogates. But I am not thinking about the ones most of the blogosphere talks about most. This debate is class […]

Gender and the Democratic Primaries & Caucuses

For the moment, I’m trying not to think about gender dynamics in the Republican campaigns, primaries, and caucuses. Once it sunk to the level of seeing the relevance of the size of a man’s body bits – his hands and, well, you know — I want to think about more subtle gender matters. Suffice it to […]

Super Tuesday Morning After

Here’s my initial, quick take on Super Tuesday, introduced and in dialogue with Margaret Waterman in the BU Professor Voices series: Super Tuesday has come and gone, and Massachusetts voters (as well as voters from 11 other states and American Samoa) have spoken their minds. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came out largely victorious, but […]