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Washington Post: Nancy Pelosi is showing women how to age fearlessly and ferociously

Serious history was made on Capitol Hill this week.

No, not that whole President Trump impeachment thing. That’s already happened to two other presidents — Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton — and would have happened to Richard M. Nixon if he hadn’t resigned first. Nothing groundbreaking there.

I’m talking about the way a powerful American woman showed other women around the world how to age with relevance, grace and ferocity. And how to take zero crap while doing it.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was really the one who stole the show, historically speaking. For the first time in our nation’s halting march toward equality, an elected woman called the shots with remarkable authority.

At 79, a mother of five and grandmother of nine, the first female House speaker took charge and never took the bait.

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