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

Science Censored

Imagine you could cure a disease but the government refused to allow you to study the data.That’s what happened at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) according to the latest issue of Scientific American. The CDC hires scientists and doctors to study a range of issues from flesh-eating bacteria to tuberculosis, and staff gather evidence on what harms you—morbidity—and what kills you—mortality. ...more

Madam Premier - Sexism Exposed!

If you think being a woman in politics today is easy, think again. Diamond Isinger created a blog called Madam Premier where readers can see first hand the sexist and vicious comments that can be made by fellow Canadians towards their female politicians. All the tweets, Facebook posts and comments are re-posted without editing. I did find it hard to read but it demonstrates the great ignorance and cruelty that exists. Madam Premier tells it like it is....more

Vice President Biden and will.i.am Rock the Green Inaugural Ball

The Green Inaugural Ball was a blast: part rock concert, part political rally, part fashion show, and definitely part food feast....more
Sounds like a great evening! I am so impressed that it was nearly zero waste. This just proves ...more

Dear NRA, The Answer Is Almost Never More Guns

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about the NRA’s press conference earlier today regarding the Sandy Hook school shooting. After waiting a week and remaining “respectably” silent (do you think they meant “respectfully”?), they are now ready to tell us how to solve the problem of gun violence:More guns....more

I'm a Believer -- So Are You

We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to:...more

I Actually Don't Have All the Answers

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Tis The Season For Fiscal Responsibility

On Nov. 6, Americans made one of the most important decisions they are tasked with in our great country and chose President Barack Obama to serve another term, in addition to other candidates down-ballot. Now that the campaign is over, those leaders are faced with an extraordinarily important decision themselves: what to do about the looming fiscal cliff....more
Yes. It might happen after the fact, but there will be an agreement. A lot of leverage shifted ...more

Moving Forward Politically on Wildlife and Conservation Issues

I’m on the Center for Biodiversity’s mailing list, and received a terrific email from their Executive Director, Kieran Suckling yesterday. He talked about what needs to happen for us to move forward on critical issues facing wildlife now that the political dust is starting to settle....more

The Invisible Constituency: Who Campaigns for Caregivers?

Regardless of our respective political leanings, we all can agree that the 2012 election cycle can only be characterized as historic. When the confetti cleared in the wee hours of November 7, nineteen women found themselves holding positions as newly elected officials. Whether on the ticket or at the campaign rallies, women and women’s issues played crucial and decisive roles in this campaign cycle. Reproductive health took center stage, followed closely by issues related to fair pay, and marriage equality. What failed to make the news feed? Caregiving....more
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