I follow politics fairly closely and have no clue who Powers is.
Well, Powers isn't on the White House, ThinkProgress or Communist Party websites that you cull all your talking points from.
If you don't watch Fox News there's a good chance you have no idea who she is. She's just another token "liberal" Fox News trots out in their "fair and balanced" charade.
Ah, right on cue again.
She addresses that in the book as well. The "illiberal left," as she calls them, is all in favor of women and blacks, unless a woman or a black doesn't fall in line with the liberal agenda. The faux war on women is a card some on the left love playing, but if you are a woman who doesn't fall in line, it is open season to say whatever you want about them. Remember when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin the c-word? Can you imagine the outrage if a non-liberal political talking head called a Democratic woman that?? And I think Palin is a dope, but the double standard when it comes to free speech is the issue here.
Um, why is she (and you) bringing up Maher? He is a comedian.