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Same-Sex Marriage In Ireland and Today’s Republican Party

A huge victory for marriage equality in Ireland.  How long can Republicans in this country keep saying no?  The Bernard Center for Women’s Michelle Bernard, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and USA Today’s Susan Page join the Hardball Roundtable to discuss. VIDEO HERE:   Air Date:  May 26, 2016

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“My Brother’s Keeper” Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Young Men of Color

President Obama is turning his My Brother’s Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency.  He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday, May 4, 2015.  Michelle Bernard discusses the initiative and the need for comprehensive education reform with NPR’s Mara Liasson. LISTEN TO […]

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How Senate Republicans’ Stalling Loretta Lynch Paves the Way for Hillary Clinton

By: Michelle D. Bernard Posted: April 13 2015 2:56 PM Today is Monday, April 13, 2015. Unlike any other humdrum, “I wish every week were a three-day holiday” Monday, this Monday might be forever remembered as one of the most politically and culturally important days in the history of the United States. As a result […]

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Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Presidential Election & Women in Politics

Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:00 am By Mariah Anderson, mariah.anderson@iowastatedaily.com Michelle Bernard, an attorney, author and political analyst, touched on bipartisanship, the importance of women’s voices in government, the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for president and other issues in her lecture at the Memorial Union on Tuesday night. Bernard, who often serves as […]

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Michelle Bernard to discuss how women are changing politics on March 31

Attorney, author and political analyst Michelle D. Bernard – who is the founder, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy – will speak March 31 at Iowa State University as the spring 2015 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. She will present “How American Women are Changing […]

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Ferguson report finds racial bias

How much of a disconnect is there between local police forces and African American communities? The Hardball Roundtable shares its thoughts on the U.S. Justice Department’s report on the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. VIDEO HERE: Air Date: March 6, 2015

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Obama: Selma ‘was the promise of an inclusive America’

Michelle Bernard, president of the Bernard Center, Michael Tomasky, a contributor to the Daily Beast, and Cherlyn Harley Lebon, co-host of the talk show “America Continues,” discuss the current state of voter ID laws and continued restrictions.” VIDEO HERE: Air Date: March 6, 2015

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: US Race Relations At Decade Low

According to a new NBC Wall Street Journal poll, race relations are the worst they’ve been in the United States in almost two decades. Tonight’s Hardball Roundtable,  Michelle D. Bernard, David Corn, and Jonathan Allen join Chris Matthews to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  December 17, 2014

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: Ferguson through the Lens of Racial Inequity

The Michael Brown case has exposed deep and profound wounds in a community that – for generations – has battled racial inequity, harassment, and prejudice. Michelle Bernard,  Joshua Debois,  Val Demings and Amanda Sakuma join to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date: November 24, 2014

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