Obama Was Right to Apologize to Kamala Harris

No, Obama calling California attorney general Kamala Harris “by far the best looking attorney general in the country” wasn’t a terrible faux pas. But in my piece at USA Today, I argue that it did contribute to a culture where all female politicians — including Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann — face obstacles in making their policies, not their appearances, the top issue

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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