Independent Women's Forum RSS feedhttp://www.iwf.orgThe RSS feed for the IWF. News, Commentary and Blog posts from the Independent Women's Foundation.(...)IWF RSS Clinton's Behavior Doesn't Reflect Well On Hillary • After The Bell SchaefferWed, 19 Oct 2016 08:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumAre Wikileaks E-mails Fair Game In Debate? • After The Bell SchaefferWed, 19 Oct 2016 08:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumWalmart Raised Their Minimum Wage, Should All Businesses Follow? • Happening Now SchaefferTue, 18 Oct 2016 13:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumThe Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Child-Care Problem<p> &#39;Across the U.S., families are struggling with this everyday need&#39;</p> <p> Meredith and Paul Tweed did their best to plan for parenting. They had successfully timed the birth of their first son, now 5, for the beginning of summer, since Meredith&rsquo;s job as a university instructor did not offer paid maternity leave. When fall came, the Longwood, Fla., couple found an in-home child-care provider who charged $500 a month, half the cost of the nearby day-care center. But two years later, their monthly tab doubled when their second child was born. So they sold their town house and moved in with her parents for a year to save money. Meredith left teaching for an administration job with more earning potential. They bought a fixer-upper and canceled their cable&mdash;and they decided to have no more children. Child care was just too expensive.</p> <p> Now, every month, the Tweeds spend $1,100 out of pocket for care for their kids while they work, just $28 less than they spend on their mortgage. Despite dual incomes, their child care costs nearly 17% of their $72,000 take-home income&mdash;more than twice as much as a year of tuition and fees at Florida State University. If the basic cost were not overwhelming enough, their older son Nathaniel was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. He needs specialist care that costs an additional $25 an hour, too much given his therapies and their health bills and car payments. They decided to postpone their student loans for the year and face higher interest rates later. &ldquo;We can&rsquo;t afford to do all these things all at the same time,&rdquo; Meredith says. &ldquo;Everything with a need comes first.&rdquo;</p> <p> Across the U.S., families are struggling with this everyday need. Nearly two-thirds of mothers with children under age 6 work, and families with a working mother spend nearly twice as much on child care as they did 30 years ago, according to the U.S. Census. In 33 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more to put an infant in day care than it does to pay in-state college tuition and fees at a four-year public school. It isn&rsquo;t much cheaper for a 4-year-old. In every state, a month of child care for two kids costs more than the median rent. The U.S. remains the only nation in the 35-member Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that does not guarantee paid maternity leave, forcing many parents to forgo income. According to one study by the liberal Center for American Progress, parents give up $28.9 billion a year in wages to care for their children because of a lack of affordable child care and paid family and medical leave.</p> <p> As a result, the politics of child care is undergoing a rapid transformation, moving quickly to the front of the debate for both Republicans and Democrats. Americans support free child-care and pre-K programs by more than 2 to 1, according to Gallup, and red and blue states alike are beginning to experiment with solutions. On the presidential campaign trail, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have game-changing plans to get the government to subsidize more of the cost, with prescriptions ranging from tax breaks to federal paid leave to universal pre-K education.</p> <p> That doesn&rsquo;t mean Congress is likely to pass a new law anytime soon. Both proposals are expected to cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. But some change is likely coming. &ldquo;The debate has fundamentally altered,&rdquo; says Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress and a Clinton supporter. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m more optimistic than I&rsquo;ve ever been on this topic.&rdquo;</p> <p> This isn&rsquo;t the first time lawmakers have tried to respond to the needs of the changing workforce. When women flooded the domestic labor pool during World War II, the federal government heavily and nearly universally subsidized day-care centers, which cost parents less than $10 in today&rsquo;s dollars for 12 hours of child care. That disappeared once the war ended. Congress approved a similar program during the feminist boom of the early 1970s, but President Richard Nixon vetoed it. The biggest lasting advance came in 1993 when President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act, which guarantees employees of larger businesses 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical circumstances like childbirth or an ill family member. Small-government conservatives have often opposed child care as another entitlement, and much of the political capital on education has been spent on the high cost of college.</p> <p> But this suite of family issues has been a pillar of progressive policies. Hillary Clinton has long advocated for leave reforms and early-childhood programs. On the campaign trail, she has proposed capping a family&rsquo;s child-care expenses at 10% of its income, guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid leave if a worker has a new child or ill family member, offering universal preschool for 4-year-olds, expanding the child tax credit&rsquo;s value for young children, and raising pay for child-care workers. Her efforts follow President Barack Obama&rsquo;s proposal for universal preschool three years ago and his repeated calls for a tax credit of up to $3,000 per child per year, which would triple the maximum child-care credit for &shy;middle-class families.</p> <p> The rise of Trump has helped elevate the issue. With his daughter Ivanka by his side in September, Trump announced that he would promote six weeks of paid leave for birth and adoptive mothers, a tax credit for child care and a new Dependent Care Savings Account whose balance could roll over year over year, even accounting for unborn children. Soon after, Ivanka met with Republican Congresswomen, including the highest-ranking female GOP leader in the House, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, to discuss child care, equal pay and workplace flexibility.</p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#ffffff;"><strong><span style="background-color:#ea425b;">It is an unusual move for a politician whose party platform does not even mention the topic, but Republican interest elsewhere is growing. Florida Senator Marco Rubio put forth a family-leave plan and a child tax credit in the primaries. In August, the &shy;conservative-leaning American Action Forum proposed a targeted benefit, modeled on the earned-&shy;income tax credit, that would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for workers who make under $28,000 a year. The conservative Independent Women&rsquo;s Forum&mdash;from whose board Trump&rsquo;s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway took a leave of absence to join his campaign&mdash;has been holding briefings for Republican members on Capitol Hill and is releasing child-care and paid-leave messaging kits this fall. &ldquo;I think universal paid leave is a terrible idea, but I recognize that most women are working not because they have some intellectual itch to satisfy. It is because they have bills to pay,&rdquo; says Sabrina Schaeffer, the group&rsquo;s executive director. &ldquo;We need to really take that seriously and come up with alternatives.&rdquo;</span></strong></span></span></p> <p> Agreeing on the problem is one thing, but deciding how to pay for it is another. The Department of Health and Human Services considers 10% of family income the appropriate cap for affordable child care, but only families in two states are able to stay under that threshold. Child-care costs also vary greatly by region, adding different burdens to states. In Nevada, infant care in a center costs $9,800 a year&mdash;35% of the median income for a single parent, according to Child Care Aware of America. In Massachusetts, care for an infant and a 4-year-old is nearly $30,000 a year, or 110% of the median income for a single parent.</p> <p> If the costs are a drain for the middle class, they are often an impossibility for the poor. The typical cost of a full-time nanny tops $28,000, which for a minimum-wage worker is 188% of income, according to analysis from New America and South Dakota, where the average income is the sixth lowest in the nation, has the highest share of families where all parents work, but it ranks near the bottom in care availability. It does not help that child-care workers are among the lowest paid in the country.</p> <p> States and cities have been stepping in to fill the gaps, though only five states have partial paid-leave programs. California expanded its six-week paid-leave program in April to ensure that low-wage workers receive 70% of their income, while higher-wage workers get 60%. San Francisco will begin to offer six weeks of full paid time off for new parents in 2017. New York will offer 12 weeks&rsquo; paid leave, capped at two-thirds of the state&rsquo;s average weekly pay. Washington, D.C., where the cost of child care is more expensive than in the 50 states according to Child Care Aware, has proposed the most generous paid &shy;family-leave program in the country&mdash;16 weeks funded through a 1% payroll tax on employers.</p> <p> Other parts of the country have opted for more targeted programs. The Texas state legislature approved Republican governor Greg Abbott&rsquo;s $118 million investment in high-quality pre-K last year. In June, Philadelphia passed a new soda tax to raise millions of dollars to expand early-childhood education programs. Chicago launched a $17 million Pay for Success program in 2014 to expand early-&shy;childhood education via private-investment social-impact bonds, whereby the city would pay back investors if goals, like kindergarten readiness, are achieved. Salt Lake County did something like that in 2013 to expand a high-quality preschool program, and Georgia recently launched a similar program for early-child health home visits. &ldquo;There is much more creativity and initiative on the state level. This is bipartisan,&rdquo; says Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network. &ldquo;What you don&rsquo;t have is the federal commitment.&rdquo;</p> <p> For voters in November, the issue will go beyond the top of the ticket. In Dayton, Ohio, there&rsquo;s a proposal on the ballot to raise the income tax by 0.25% to fund a citywide universal pre-K. In nearby Cincinnati, the school board has for the first time put a tax on the ballot that would include expansion of pre-K programs for low-income children. An Oregon measure would raise the state&rsquo;s corporate earning tax to expand state services including early-childhood education funding. A coalition of groups&mdash;&shy;including Child Care Aware of America and unions like the American Federation for Teachers and the Service Employees International Union&mdash;have planned town halls and rallies in states and cities to discuss key child-care and early-education issues before voters head to the polls.</p> <p> Details for Trump&rsquo;s and Clinton&rsquo;s proposals remain murky. Clinton has yet to articulate exactly how she would pay for the benefits. It is also unclear whether Trump&rsquo;s plan applies to fathers or same-sex couples or how he plans to have a savings account for unborn children. Critics are concerned that Trump&rsquo;s plan would increase incentives to hire men over women if it offers maternity but not paternity leave. Critics have also charged that a tax credit focuses too much of the benefit on affluent families, not those with low incomes who already pay no income taxes. Meredith Tweed is skeptical that a tax credit would help her pay her immediate bills. &ldquo;The tax credit in the long run&mdash;&rdquo; she says of paycheck-to-paycheck families, &ldquo;they can&rsquo;t even pay to get there.&rdquo;</p> <p> In the meantime, the Tweeds, like so many other families, look for ways to get by. Meredith is part of an invite-only Facebook group that has grown to 14,000 mothers who brainstorm about everything from how to pay for child care to how to handle diaper rashes. Her parents both still work, and while they rarely can help with child care, they pay for extras like gymnastics classes. Her son Nathaniel was able to join Early Steps, a state-run early-&shy;intervention program for children with developmental delays, which allowed him to attend a free preschool for children with special needs. Eventually, he was mainstreamed for kindergarten. &ldquo;In essence, I benefited from preschool, a universal sort of preschool,&rdquo; Meredith says. &ldquo;That intervention, and that system, &shy;really provided so much for our family.&rdquo;</p> SchaefferFri, 14 Oct 2016 09:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumCosts of Mandated Paid Leave & Better Alternatives • Stossel SchaefferFri, 7 Oct 2016 21:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumPaid Leave + What's Best for Women in the Workplace? • SiriusXM The Wilkow Majority SchaefferThu, 6 Oct 2016 10:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumIs the Creepy Clown Craze Getting Out of Hand? • Kennedy SchaefferThu, 6 Oct 2016 09:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumObamaCare Blame Game • Kennedy SchaefferThu, 6 Oct 2016 09:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumTime to Hear More About Policy from Candidates in Next Debate • Kennedy SchaefferThu, 6 Oct 2016 09:10:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumParenthood Sheds Our Cloak of Narcissism<p> A new article out in Marie Claire, <a href="">Inside the Growing Movement of Women Who Wish They Never Had Kids</a>, has ignited some heated discussions on social media. The author Sarah Treleaven reports on a supposedly new &ndash; or perhaps just now more outspoken &ndash; group of women who, even as their children have grown, say they <em>regret</em> choosing to be parents.</p> <p> Marie Claire writes:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> <em>It&#39;s a huge taboo, admitting this kind of thing, but there&#39;s a growing and largely ignored group of mothers all over the world who are confessing their regret over having children. Day after day, as they change diapers, drive to soccer practice, and help with college applications, they fantasize about a life unburdened by dependents and free from the needs of others. A do-over.</em></p> <p> Certainly parenthood isn&rsquo;t for everyone &ndash; and not all of us are cut out to be mothers and fathers. And it&rsquo;s fine, important even, to recognize this. There will always be cultural norms and preferences, but everyone still must make marriage and family decisions that make sense and work for them.</p> <p> Most of the women interviewed and referenced in the article reveal feeling &ldquo;trapped&rdquo; and worry about their lost professional opportunities. And most of the women commenting about the article &ndash; who sympathized with this group &ndash; focused on the (very real) challenges of balancing work and family. Many said if men would step up and do more of the housework this wouldn&rsquo;t be an issue.</p> <p> But changing gender norms and the increase of women working outside of the home isn&rsquo;t <em>really</em> the issue. As a working mother with three children, I can recognize it&rsquo;s certainly <em>something</em>. As I&rsquo;ve written many times, the juggle can cause even the most organized among us, on a perfectly sunny day, to fall into a crying puddle. (And I can say this with experience.)&nbsp; But this shrouds the larger point &ndash; that parenthood forces one to become utterly selfless. And that&rsquo;s truly the source of the problem for many of the women in the article.</p> <p> Nothing sheds the cloak of narcissism that we all wear more than having to care for another human being. For most of us this comes with parenthood &ndash; although it certainly could come later in life when one is in a position to care for an aging relative. Parenthood, by definition, creates limitations &ndash; less money, less time, less space, less travel, less time for personal pursuits. But parenthood &ndash; <a href="!">like marriage as Brookings Institution&rsquo;s Justin Wolfers</a> reminds us &ndash; is not only about the loss or costs. It seems self-evident, but it&rsquo;s also (very much) about the gain, or the benefits. In fact, if it <em>were</em> all about the pain, the loss, the challenges, most of us wouldn&rsquo;t choose to have children at all.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s exactly what actress and comedian <a href="">Julia Sweeney said recently on a Ted Radio Hour</a> where she spoke about motherhood:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> <em>I think if I really understood what parenting was going to take, I wouldn&rsquo;t have done it. And I&rsquo;m really glad I did it. It changed me completely. It changed my attitude about the world. It made me see everything in the world totally differently. And I needed to be a parent to see it. But if I knew what the price really was &ndash; which is basically a hundred percent of your mind and a hundred percent of your heart and soul &ndash; I don&rsquo;t think I would have done it. So thank you, universe, that I just had no idea.</em></p> <p> I remember when I was in labor with my third child, saying to my doctor, &ldquo;Ah, I don&rsquo;t remember that pain!&rdquo; And she laughed and reminded me that&rsquo;s why I was back for the third time. If any of us really remembered the reality of childbirth (even with the best of drugs!), humans would have died out long ago.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s likely that most of the women interviewed by Marie Claire would have been unhappy no matter what their life choices. Parenthood brings with it inherent difficulties&nbsp;&mdash; something I have to remind myself of all the time. But there is a deep, deep joy in creating, caring for, and watching a new life grow and develop, despite the challenges (both for the parents and the children as they get older). Perhaps the most important part of parenthood &ndash; and what would help the women in the article &ndash; is accepting and <em>enjoying</em> those tradeoffs.</p> SchaefferThu, 29 Sep 2016 09:09:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumObama: "People Don't Give Clinton Credit...Because She's A Woman" • Your World SchaefferWed, 28 Sep 2016 08:09:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumTrump And Clinton Play To Their Own Sides Of The 'Gender Gap'<p> WASHINGTON &mdash; In one of the first clashes of the Republican primaries, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the only woman in the GOP field, was asked about Donald Trump&rsquo;s put-down of her looks.</p> <p> Fiorina did not call out Trump&rsquo;s overt sexism. Political experts say she didn&rsquo;t need to.</p> <p> She responded coolly instead: &ldquo;I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.&rdquo;</p> <p> A year later, it appears Fiorina&rsquo;s words were prophetic, as Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened up a 16-point lead with women, a record gender gap. Polls show Trump faces a potentially decisive gender gap across all demographic groups, particularly among unmarried women.</p> <p> Democrats have won the female vote in almost every national election of the past three decades, but the divide in the 2016 presidential election could be historic &mdash; and not just because Clinton is the first woman to top the ticket of a major U.S. political party.</p> <p> Pitted against Clinton is a Republican nominee whose bellicose pronouncements on refugees, trade, immigration and national security have endeared him to a white male demographic yearning for a strong, virile leader. Trump, according to former advisor Corey Lewandowski, dominates that group by an 18-point margin, surpassing Clinton&rsquo;s lead with women.</p> <p> In the matchup between the potential first &ldquo;Madam President&rdquo; and the undisputed Alpha Male of the Republican Party, some observers see a gender gap on steroids.</p> <p> &ldquo;Hillary Clinton is obviously the first woman running, but Donald Trump is an exaggeration, almost a caricature, of a certain kind of white male performance that you see at the presidential level,&rdquo; said cultural theorist Jackson Katz.</p> <p> Katz, author of the recently published book, &ldquo;Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity,&rdquo; argues that the gender gap has less to do with women than with men.</p> <p> Appeals to strong leadership are hardly new in politics, but Katz sees Trump&rsquo;s &ldquo;politically incorrect&rdquo; populism as a refinement on an old formula. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not a new strategy, but Trump himself is so over the top in his performance of pugilistic manhood that he&rsquo;s re-writing the story of how you appeal to white male voters.&rdquo;</p> <p> In a battle of opposites, Clinton and her surrogates sometimes have employed explicit gender-based appeals, not always to good effect. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was pilloried &mdash; particularly among millennials &mdash; for her suggestion that &ldquo;there&rsquo;s a special place in hell&rdquo; for women who don&rsquo;t help other women.</p> <p> At the same time, Katz detects a &ldquo;man card&rdquo; at play, particularly in the way Trump emasculated some of his top GOP rivals - calling former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush &ldquo;low energy,&rdquo; and referring to Sen. Marco Rubio as &ldquo;Little Marco.&rdquo;</p> <p> One exchange saw Trump holding up his hands during a nationally televised debate. &ldquo;He referred to my hands, if they&rsquo;re small, something else must be small,&rdquo; Trump said. &ldquo;I guarantee you there&rsquo;s no problem. I guarantee you.&rdquo;</p> <p> That is not to say that Trump&rsquo;s appeals to unapologetic masculinity have no appeal to women, particularly conservatives.</p> <p> &ldquo;I see him as a newly-hired CEO who is coming in to save the corporation from bankruptcy,&rdquo; said Karen Cuneo Newton, vice president for finance on the executive committee of the Texas Federation of Republican Women.</p> <p> Despite the Clinton campaign&rsquo;s emphasis on equal pay for women, child-care and family leave policies, Newton believes that women&rsquo;s top issues are the same as those for men.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m worried about national security, especially after what happened in New York and New Jersey,&rdquo; Newton said, referring to the recent terror bomb incidents. &ldquo;The economy worries me a lot. I worry about the middle class ... But as far as women&rsquo;s issues that Democrats are constantly talking about, you know, look at me from the waist up.&rdquo;</p> <p> Explanations for the unparalleled gender gap are varied, but many are rooted in evolving notions of feminism.</p> <p> &ldquo;I would say that women&rsquo;s issues are economic issues, and there is no such thing as just straight-up women&rsquo;s issues anymore,&rdquo; said Marcy Stech, a spokeswoman for Emily&rsquo;s List, a group that supports Democratic women.</p> <p> Nonetheless, Emily&rsquo;s List champions Clinton as a &ldquo;ceiling-breaker&rdquo; representing a breakthrough for women, now estimated at 53 percent of voters.</p> <p> &ldquo;We have been building the foundation for this moment for 30 years,&rdquo; Stech said. &ldquo;But equally as exciting as electing the first woman president is the idea of electing someone who understands the issues that impact women so deeply.&rdquo;</p> <p> In Trump, Democratic women see the antithesis of a level playing field. They point to his history of disparaging remarks about the physical attributes of celebrity women, such as criticizing Kim Kardashian for what he called her &ldquo;fat ass.&rdquo;</p> <p> Better known was an incident on The View in 2006 - which went viral on social media this year - in which Trump said he would &ldquo;be dating&rdquo; Ivanka Trump if she were not his daughter.</p> <p> In response to the negative reaction, a Trump spokesman issued a statement saying the reality TV star was &ldquo;absolutely joking&rdquo; and &ldquo;making fun of himself for his tendency to date younger women.&rdquo;</p> <p> Some of his insults of women on the campaign trail have done more damage. He notably retweeted a post that mocked Heidi Cruz, the wife of Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the GOP runner-up, with an unflattering photo, juxtaposing the image next to one of his own wife, Melania Trump, a former fashion model who has posed nude.</p> <p> More subtle have been Trump&rsquo;s remarks, even before Clinton&rsquo;s bout with pneumonia, questioning her &ldquo;strength or stamina.&rdquo; Democrats also saw more than a hint of sexism in his remark that &ldquo;I just don&rsquo;t think she has a presidential look.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;When he says that, he&rsquo;s absolutely taking a dig at the fact that we&rsquo;ve just never seen a woman president before,&rdquo; Stech said. &ldquo;The message that he&rsquo;s sending to women is absolutely backwards and out of line.&rdquo;</p> <p> Some conservative strategists also see Trump&rsquo;s comments as a setback &mdash; if not for women, then for the Republican Party, which has been trying to close a persistent gender gap averaging 8 percent since 1980.</p> <p> <span style="color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#ea425b;">&ldquo;Estimates suggest we&rsquo;re going to have an unprecedented gender gap,&rdquo; said Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women&rsquo;s Forum, which advocates for center-right Republican issues. &ldquo;It is rather concerning, but also disappointing when you think about all the progress Republicans have made during the (2014) midterm elections, which shrunk the gender gap to five points, which is significant.&rdquo;</span></strong></span></span></p> <p> <span style="color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#ea425b;">As for the Trump effect, Schaeffer said, &ldquo;Republicans do not have a candidate that is widely appealing to women.&rdquo;</span></strong></span></span></p> <p> <span style="color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#ea425b;">Schaeffer has sought to reframe so-called women&rsquo;s issues in free-market terms, such as tax incentives for family leave instead of government mandates.</span></strong></span></span></p> <p> <span style="color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#ea425b;">That message has been clouded by Trump&rsquo;s high-profile scrapes. &ldquo;We are in an election this year where personality trump&rsquo;s policy, no pun intended,&rdquo; Schaeffer said.</span></strong></span></span></p> <p> Among those credited with toning down Trump&rsquo;s persona in recent weeks is Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway, who was touted as an &ldquo;expert on female consumers and voters&rdquo; when she was brought on to the Republican&rsquo;s campaign in July.</p> <p> Conway, who previously backed Cruz, is well known for her view that the classic feminism of the baby boom generation is &ldquo;out of vogue.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Femininity is replacing feminism as a leading attribute for American women,&rdquo; Conway said at a Conservative Women&rsquo;s Network gathering in 2011. Her prescription for closing the gender gap: &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve got to give women the four magic M&rsquo;s &mdash; marriage, motherhood, mortgages and mutual funds.&rdquo;</p> <p> While Conway eschews identity politics, she acknowledges that female politicians like Clinton and Sarah Palin have fallen victim to a double-standard in public life that focuses on looks.</p> <p> Conway also sees a double-standard for Trump, telling MSNBC last month that Trump&rsquo;s attacks in Clinton pale compared to the Democrats&rsquo; narrative of the GOP nominee as temperamentally unfit to be president: &ldquo;Somehow it&rsquo;s OK for them to insult this guy six ways to Sunday, every chance they get, and if he shoots back with one comment, it&rsquo;s &lsquo;Ah, look at him, he&rsquo;s attacking a woman, he&rsquo;s taking on her health.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> SchaefferMon, 26 Sep 2016 08:09:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumWhat Policies Should Candidates Focus on in First Debate? • Newsman Prime SchaefferMon, 26 Sep 2016 08:09:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumObama Raising Concerns Over Media Bias Towards Trump • Forbes On Fox SchaefferSat, 17 Sep 2016 08:09:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's ForumUber Rolls Out First Driverless Cars In Pittsburgh--Dangerous? • Forbes On Fox SchaefferSat, 17 Sep 2016 08:09:00 CSTen-usIndependent Women's Forum