Introducing Miss Representation

I'm still in shock over the recent November election. What was supposed to be another 'year of the woman' ended in a step backwards for women and for the U.S....more

This brings together so much of what I've been researching and writing about over the years. ...more

Feminism Is As Feminism Does

By Merle Hoffman, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine ...more

A Different Thanksgiving Story

This time of year mixes up lots of feelings for our family. As two adults who are committed to teaching our daughter about American and World History through non-rose colored glasses, it can be difficult to detangle the multitude of messages implicit in the majority of the Autumn American holidays. ...more

You really summarized something I was struggling to clarify, insomuch as the ideal of ...more

A Dancing With the Stars Public Service Political Announcement

Look, I get it. Bristol Palin is the only Palin you can currently vote for, and to some, booting her off the show prior to her sell-by date would have seemed like a vast left-wing conspiracy to hinder the entire Palin family regardless of political weight. But here's the deal: On Dancing With the Stars, typically -- not uniformly, but typically -- the best D-list celebrity dancer wins based on talent. You are supposed to vote off the dancers in order based on their respective ballroom suckage. ...more

Thank you for this very important PSA. Educational and hilarious. Let's just hope your message ...more

I Want the Freedom to Be Stupid...

"Being stupid is its own reward." ~UnknownI'll admit, we do live in the country with the most freedoms today.  I try to be grateful for that, but it's tough.  I look back on our Constitution and it both saddens and angers me as to what has happened to that wonderful document over the years.  We've lost sight of what it was supposed to do and mean for the American people....more

The Generation Gap: The Real Story in the Midterm Elections

The gains Republicans made among women voters has been one of the main storylines of the 2010 midterm elections. Despite these gains, the gender gap has persisted and according to the Center for American Women in Politics: “was at least as evident in 2010, a year of substantial Republican gains, as it was in 2008, a year when Democrats were elected in large numbers.” So the gender gap persists, but pales in significance when compared with the generation gap. ...more

When people see something written jump out at them they react hastily and without taking the ...more

TSA, Teabag Muzak, Traffic and Max Keiser's desire to crash the market

I love Jon Stewart, love his-middle-of-the-road-why-don't-we-all-get-along-message.  It rings positive, moderate and decent, it feels like the America I grew up in; safe, secure, gorged with opportunity and upwardly mobile. I listened to his interview with Rachel Maddow last night, they discussed themselves, mainstream media, it was nice. ...more

You May Not Like this, But You Owe it to Yourself to Check it Out...

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I'm not a conspiracy theorist.  I have a pretty good head on my shoulders and I don't buy into a lot of those really "out there" theories and beliefs.  I am, however, open to self-education, new ideas and thoughts.  I am always willing to consider a possibility before discarding one....more

I agree. The world economy is so manipulated. There are puppetmasters. I need to check out the ...more

What The Election Of 2010 Means For Green: Not Much, by Shari Shapiro

As a self-proclaimed East Coast liberal intellectual who drinks Starbucks Grande Nonfat Decaf Lattes on a regular basis, I woke up this morning after the Mid-term elections of 2010 with a heavy heart.  I thought to myself, as I took public transportation to my office from my energy efficient townhouse in Center City Philadelphia, what will happen to environmental policy in this country? Now that the Republicans have the majority of the House, and spooked the pants off my latte-drinking bretheren on the left, has the green revolution bee...more

Finding my Voice...and I'm Frustrated, Scared and Mad

So, I kept putting off a new blog.  I started to let the thoughts of "no one really cares about what is going on in my life but me" stop me each time I had a new idea.  It's true.  I'm not that interesting.  My life probably mirrors many other people's lives out there, but I do have a couple of things I am passionate enough about to start bringing to light....more

I really appreciate that quote. I had not known about the Earth documentary! But I am not ...more