CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

The Ladies Who Saved the U.S. Senate

Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works

Whatever the outcome of the presidential election in November, the increasing influence of women in politics and culture—in some ways because they are women—is irrefutable, argues Jay Newton-Small in Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works. The Time magazine Washington correspondent and New America fellow Newton-Small visits Zocalo to discuss the ways in which women are changing America’s most important institutions. Below is an excerpt from her book.

Within weeks of being named Budget Committee chair in November 2012, Sen. Patty Murray asked to meet her …

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