Anita Staver

Op-Ed Contributor

Petraeus Scandal: Soap Opera or Serious Business?

In a scandalous story with more twists and turns than the road to Hana, we see a married CIA director who resigned after an affair with his Harvard-educated biographer, discovered because of her harassing emails targeting a doctor's wife who was the CIA director's "close friend," read by an FBI agent who emailed shirtless pictures of himself that were uncovered in an investigation of "inappropriate communications" between a Marine General and the doctor's wife, whose twin sister used personal recommendations from the CIA Director and the Marine in a contentious custody battle.

How Conservatives Lost Women Voters

Candidates cannot just treat women like we matter just to get our vote. Women can spot a phony – we have experience. They cannot take us for granted, or treat us like a bunch of airheads who will fall for a good line. Instead of telling us what we should think, they should pay attention to not only what they say, but also how they live – 24/7/365.