Washington DC’s Final Glass Ceiling


I don’t pay a lot of attention to Los Angeles city politics, but I was intrigued by Jim Newton’s rundown of the three main contenders for the mayoralty and their likely choices for chief of staff:

Greuel’s chief deputy controller is Claire Bartels, a veteran of City Hall….Bartels’ counterpart in Garcetti’s camp is Ana Guerrero, the daughter of migrant farmworkers and a seasoned community organizer….Perry employs a chief of staff who is a former critical-care nurse, Kathy Godfrey.

All women. Interesting. There’s never been a woman as chief of staff in the White House, has there? Let’s check. Nope. Not a one. Along with treasury secretary and defense secretary, I guess this is the final frontier for the glass ceiling in DC.

THANK YOU.

We recently wrapped up the crowdfunding campaign for our ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project, and it was a smashing success. About 10,364 readers pitched in with donations averaging $45, and together they contributed about $467,374 toward our $500,000 goal.

That's amazing. We still have donations from letters we sent in the mail coming back to us, so we're on pace to hit—if not exceed—that goal. Thank you so much. We'll keep you posted here as the project ramps up, and you can join the hundreds of readers who have alerted us to corruption to dig into.

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate

Share your feedback: We’re planning to launch a new version of the comments section. Help us test it.