Rant of the Day

You know what will make me really happy? I mean, really, REALLY, head-over-heels ecstatic? ...more

The Presidential Election Made Me Quit Facebook

First dates and politics don’t mix. Friendship and politics don’t mix. Facebook and politics don’t mix....more
I can fully understand your agitation though I could never exit out of Facebook.  Being someone ...more

Exciting Times For Favorite Political Animals

Everybody seems to agree that politics is going to the dogs. All we have left to decide is how the dogs would vote....more

Great Succession Crisis inaugurates Peers of Beinan Trilogy

Does gender matter in politics?  What happens to professional women when antiquated and discriminatory laws stand in the way of good government?  Does politics trump love in marriage? ...more

Answering the Proverbial Political Question

 “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”It’s a simple question, which is why political strategists on any side like to use it in every election – whether a candidate is running for mayor or president. But, as I pondered it over the past two weeks during the conventions, I learned it’s not always a simple answer.Four years ago I was working as a news editor for a major cable television network in Manhattan. I was in the process of looking at houses in an upstate New York neighborhood where I had always wanted to live....more
Yes, I am better off than I was four years ago.  Mostly because of personal reasons having ...more

Politics and Pride

I was sitting in my minivan in a supermarket parking lot a few months ago when I was inspired to write about the Obamas. My heart screamed yes, whilst my head firmly, yet gently, reminded me about the topics of which we may never speak. But I was inspired.The feeling surfaced again, once, twice, three times, until I lost count, and each time I pushed the inspiration down with the weight of my logic....more

RNC - Shock Therapy for Depressed (CA) Dems?

After one day as a delegate to the convention, my unsurprising observation is that everyone here is a party faithful. They are pumped up - ready to re-elect President Obama, take back the House, and strengthen the Democratic majority in the Senate....more

RNC - Shock Therapy for Depressed (CA) Dems?

After one day as a delegate to the convention, my unsurprising observation is that everyone here is a party faithful. They are pumped up - ready to re-elect President Obama, take back the House, and strengthen the Democratic majority in the Senate....more

Red, White, and Blue: Patriotic Style at the RNC

Political conventions are about a lot of things: speeches, parties, and, yes, even style. So I went on a mission to find the best in patriotic style at the 2012 Republican Convention. Which one is your favorite? ...more

Street Style: RNC Day 3: The Day That Condi Built

Day 3 at the Republican Convention was all about comebacks -– from the rain to former Secretary of State (and perhaps the most stylish Republican woman ever) Condoleezza Rice. However, style didn’t need a comeback, because its been present since day 1. ...more