Opinion columnist at @washingtonpost. Previously econ reporter/moonlighting theater critic at @nytimes.

Taking cues from the U.S., Europe expands its surveillance states

washingtonpost.com — From this side of the Atlantic, developments in the government surveillance debate look a little disorienting. Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. View Archive Over in Washington, supposedly the great innovator in "1984"-style surveillance, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) just spoke for 11 hours against the reauthorization of the Patriot Act.

Saudi-style gender policies on Capitol Hill

utsandiego.com — One woman said she was told she could no longer join her GOP congressman boss at events because the chief of staff decided her presence in so many photos was "not appropriate." In another case, a similar call was made at the behest of the wife of an unnamed Southern Republican, because the Mrs.

Catherine Rampell: Can men and women just be colleagues?

dallasnews.com — Can men and women ever just be colleagues? This is no When Harry Met Sally-inspired, retrograde hypothetical. Apparently it's a live debate on Capitol Hill, where some legislators have declared the answer to be no. At least, that is the implication of a recent survey by National Journal.

When women can't be alone with their male bosses

chicagotribune.com — Can men and women ever just be colleagues? This is no "When Harry Met Sally"-inspired, retrograde hypothetical. Apparently it's a live debate on Capitol Hill, where some legislators have declared the answer to be no. At least, that is the implication of a recent survey by National Journal.

Rampell: Gender politics get women shut off from the boss

sltrib.com — These offenses smack of unfairness, but at least they're likely to be done inadvertently or unconsciously. The worst transgression, which multiple women reported (and National Journal's interviews with male colleagues confirmed), was a more deliberate inequity: In some offices, only male staffers can spend time one on one with their (male) bosses.

Rampell: Trade fight gets personal - Richmond.com: Guest-columnists

richmond.com — WASHINGTON - This time, it's personal. For months the Democrats' internecine fight over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal - President Obama wants it, and his co-partisans on Capitol Hill generally don't - relied on abstract scaremongering.

Democratic trade fight takes ugly turn

mysanantonio.com — For months the Democrats' internecine fight over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal - President Barack Obama wants it, and his co-partisans on Capitol Hill generally don't - relied on abstract scaremongering. [...] populists began turning to contorted procedural objections, arguing that the president was somehow forcing a constitutional crisis by asking Congress to promise an up-or-down vote on a final agreement.

When women can’t get one-on-one time with their bosses

washingtonpost.com — Can men and women ever just be colleagues? This is no When-Harry-Met-Sally-inspired, retrograde hypothetical. Apparently it's a live debate on Capitol Hill, where some legislators have declared the answer to be no. Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. View Archive At least, that is the implication of a recent survey by National Journal.

Trade fight gets personal

jsonline.com — This time, it's personal. For months, the Democrats' internecine fight over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal - President Barack Obama wants it, and his co-partisans on Capitol Hill generally don't - relied on abstract scaremongering. Then, populists began turning to contorted procedural objections, arguing that the president was somehow forcing a constitutional crisis by asking Congress to promise an up-or-down vote on a final agreement.

Rampell: Trade fight gets personal

sltrib.com — Or so suggested Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. This week, Brown said that Obama's rebuttal of left-wing, anti-trade rhetoric was "disrespectful" of one high-profile spokeswoman for the cause: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. He also suggested that Obama's comments were driven by Warren's gender.
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