Do Ron Paul’s newsletter explanations hold up?

And the Republican primary gong show goes on…

gongArena Asks: As Rep. Ron Paul rises in the Iowa polls he’s facing more scrutiny for newsletters once published under his name. Parts of the 1990s-era publications are suffused with paranoia, racial bigotry and support for the period’s violent militia movements. Paul denies authorship of the offending passages, though in his 1996 congressional run he admitted to writing some of them. Assuming others did write the material, the newsletters still went out under Ron Paul’s name. What does this say about the company he keeps? And if Paul didn’t have full control over content, does it raise doubts about his managerial/executive abilities?

My Answer:If Paul disavows the bigoted words, ripping off his inquisitor’s microphone isn’t going to help him prove it…

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9 Ways You Can Find No Excuses in Your Neighborhood

Remember studying Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in high school? Did you go around warning your friends to “Beware the Ides of March!” like I did?

Fortunately, I have lots of good news this March 15. There are at least 9 Ways I might get to see you at a book reading or other event soon. I extend a warm invitation to you to attend events in your area. And will you help me out by sharing this information with your contacts and on social media? Thank you!

This Week in the Midwest:
I just love Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago. One of the great independent, feminist bookstores. Join me there this Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30pm, at 5233 N. Clark Street. Click here or call 773-769-9299 for more info.

Cleveland is next up: Friday, March 18. I’m excited to keynote and conduct a 9 Ways Power Tools workshop for Rita Singh’s Elite Women Around the World conference, “Scaling Up…Can I Dream Big?” The answer is “Yes!” 8:30am – 2pm at the Crown Plaza Cleveland South. Register here.

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No Excuses News: 9 Ways to Help

Thank you, friends and supporters of women’s fair share in power and leadership! No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power hasn’t even officially launched yet, but your enthusiasm for its message has already put it onto Amazon’s top 100 books on leadership and women’s issues lists.

Video imageThe book has also been named to its first top 10 list by NYC Resident.

And, remember my website angst? My new site is up and running, and I’m thrilled with it. Please take a peek and let me know what you think.

While you’re there, view my book trailer that shows why we need to spread the 9 Ways far and wide.

And you can download the free 9 Ways Power Tools summary and use them to add “power to” in your own life.

No Excuses is moving right along

Greyhound was my only public transportation choice from Burlington VT to Boston MA for my next stop–a Jewish Women’s Archive board meeting–after speaking at the Burlington Book Festival.
Gloria w. Greyhound

On my travels, I’ve had a chance to tell groups how the 9 Ways Power Tools can help women continue moving forward, past all barriers, to lead unlimited lives–so that both men and women can thrive. And I need your help to get the message out farther and wider.

So here are, guess what: 9 Ways You Can Help

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June 2006 Newsletter

“The simplest explanation of any phenomenon is nine times out of ten truer than a really fancy one.”–Occam’s Razor, or The Law of Parsimony

So this month, I’ll keep it as simple as Occam’s Razor because I’m really busy, but I want to tell you about some highlights.

My New Book (or how I’m going to spend my summer vacation)
I am very excited to tell you that Kathleen Turner and I are writing a book about her life lessons, to be published in September, 2007, by Springboard (Time Warner Book Group’s imprint that targets baby boomers). The book is tentatively named Take the Lead, Lady! We love the title because it came from a moment when we were shuttling around town from publisher’s office to publisher’s office to pitch the book. At one point, Kathleen, my agent Karen Gantz Zahler, and I tumbled out of an elevator, clueless about which way to turn to find the office where out next appointment was to be. Kathleen boomed, in her most imperiously Kathleen voice, “Take the lead, Lady!”. It’s going to be a very fun, smart, interesting book with lots of dish. I can’t wait to be able to tell you more. And if you want to find me this summer, I’ll be glued to my computer.

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April 2006 Newsletter

“I was ahead in the slalom. But in the second run, everyone fell on a dangerous spot. I was beaten by a woman who got up faster than I did. I learned that people fall down, winners get up and Gold Medal winners just get up faster.” ~Bonnie St. John

(*see story below)

Thank all of you who have sent me dangly earring stories. Please keep sending them to In case you missed the metaphor, I revealed in a previous newsletter that one of my declarations of independence a year ago was to get my ears pierced for the first time in my life so I can wear beautiful dangly earrings. Many readers responded with their own stories. I’m going to share some stories with you, starting with this one from David Nova.

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January 2006 Newsletter

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Best wishes for the Brave New Year

New is good. What did you do new last year? I left a 30-year career of social movement leadership to become a solo practitioner writing and speaking about my passions. I got my ears pierced so I can wear those beautiful dangly earrings.

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