#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 4: I Voted

Today I voted.At other points in time after I reached the legal voting age, I might have felt conflicted about what I did today.Hear me out....more

It's Voting Day!

Here in the U.S. it’s that time again. It’s voting day! I admit I am usually a much more informed voter than I am today but through the power of Google and social media I am taking time today to look up candidates and ballot issues and doing my best to vote with my conscious....more

We're Making History! A New Political Party for Women

Yesterday in New York City Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, and Christine Quinn gathered to support equal pay for equal work for every New York woman. They were there to support a new political party called Women's Equality Party that's already received support from the likes of Lena Dunham, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley, and film producer Jane Rosenthal, amongst others. Check out the list here: http://womensequalityparty.org/supporters....more

Steve Vaillancourt: Way to keep it professional

Sen. Steve Vaillancourt has reminded us once more of the heavy gender bias present in politics. The relevance of whether or not he was joking is diminished by the open frankness of these statements. Not only does he knock on women, but apparently felt the need to include the trans community for comparison. What do you think of Vaillancourt's opinions? What do you think of the objectification of women in the political landscape in general?...more

Why I am NOT Ready for Hillary

My latest piece for Ebony Magazine explains why I am not "Ready for Hillary."  ...more

My First #MicroblogMonday

This is my first attempt at a MicroblogMonday. For more information about what this is, go here....more

Non-State Actors and the Many Meanings of "Terrorism"

For Millennials, perhaps no other international affairs issue carries more immediate weight than the question of al-Qaeda. Having been just old enough to have some grasp on what had taken place on 9/11/2001, al-Qaeda has become the non-state actor to define non-state actors, and the terrorist organization to define terrorist organizations. Therein lies the problem: The so-called “War on Terror” and the broad definition of what terrorism itself is has led to a lack of understanding of what al-Qaeda is, conflating it with other groups across the region despite important distinctions....more

Hillary Clinton becomes Democratic diet diva with low carb weight loss plan

When you're a woman in politics, your appearance matters.  And while it's not fair, it is a fact that it counts considerably more than a man at the same level....more

Work to Live, or Live to Work?

Make Life WorkI was delighted to learn earlier today that The Huffington Post, BlogHer, and the Center for American Progress have launched the Make Life Work campaign!...more

‘Ready for the lists’, say Uruguayan women

A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the participation of women in decision-making in Uruguay. ...more