A Recipe For Disaster in Syria

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER- SYRIA Note: This is a rambling post and contains disturbing photo's I've been contemplating the 'situation' in Syria.To do this, with even a modicum of perspective, I must consider the history of the region.And it is a mess- then, now, tomorrow....more

Walmart Trunks

"I am so sorry," I repeated for maybe the fortieth time as Mike and I walked through the automatic doors of a store we both didn't want to enter."No, hon, I'm sorry. I know how you feel about this place," Mike also repeated. We walked through the store briskly, wasting no time browsing. Ours was a get-in-and-get-out mission....more

Why We Got Arrested: Women and Immigration Reform

“There are more women than we thought.”...more
Congratulations for all women fighting for what they believe! You are a model for ...more

Babies in Office: Record Set For Representing and Reproducing At The Same Time

We wish you the success (and sleep you need) to live up to the responsibility and obligation that millions of women have invested in you - a working mommy that represents. Congratulations Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers,...more

Texas, Tampons and Tears: Sister Supplies

[Editor's Note 7/18/13 10:37 a.m.: Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law sweeping restrictions on abortion that were being protested at the statehouse earlier this month. --Grace] The social media reaction to the Texas State Legislature banning state residents from bringing tampons or pads into the General Assembly buildings during a heated debate on abortion last week really got me thinking. On its face, this is patently absurd – have you ever tried to throw a tampon at anyone? Or a pad? Even drenched in water, they weigh next to nothing – it's like throwing a wet tissue. How much damage can you do? And when you are talking about standing/sitting on a balcony – it's like throwing confetti. From your vagina. I guess....more
@Jennifer Lorenzetti Confiscating health care items because they might be used inappropriately ...more

Response to Representative Liz Pike

Heidi blogs regularly at My Beautiful Mess.  Recently a Facebook post by a local legislator has garnered quite the attention.  Representative Liz Pike, who serves on the Washington State House Education Committee recently posted an open letter to public educators on her personal Facebook page....more

The 1965 Voting Rights Act: Now In Name Only

I sat in my cubicle Tuesday morning as the history that I took for granted was made unconstitutional, when the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. At first I thought it was some kind of misunderstanding. It is not easy to be stripped of a fundamental American right. ...more
@Rivkasmom Voter fraud is not rampant. What is rampant are tricks to suppress voter turnout, the ...more

Is America Ready for Madam President? Yes!

The first race I ever managed was to elect a woman president. That race was my own--for Butte High School class president. I ran many times, and I lost many times. So, my junior year I decided that I should run for student body president, because it wasn’t just my class voting but the entire school. ...more
Stephanie, my sister Montanan, thank you for this fantastic post! I'm thrilled I hear you think ...more

Knowledge is Real Power

By Mary Hill...more

Why HRC's Equality Sign Made Me See Red

Last week, in support of gay marriage being argued before the Supreme Court (California's Prop. 8 and DOMA, specifically), a few million folks changed their Facebook profile photo to the red equal sign created by the Human Rights Campaign....more
Interesting article.  I saw those icons all over lately, but I find it easy to put something ...more