Is Talking About Politics Taboo? Think Again

Last weekend my mom and I popped by the AGO to check out the (awesome) Alex Colville exhibit. While we were there, we wandered into the art and politics wing of the gallery, a place where my mom could pretty much be an installation, as it was the ...more

Why I'm Saying "God Bless Texas"

The first reason? Because it will probably make the "Hail Satan"-chanters really, really upset. Heheh. ...more

Mitch McConnell's Dirty Tricks

If you think politics is dirty, you’re probably going to think it’s even more dirty after reading this story. It’s so outrageous that you might feel compelled to throw up, or take a shower, or, at the very least, call your senator. Yes, I'm talking ...more

An Insider's View on Why the GOP Lost the Election

In the aftermath of last November’s rather crushing GOP loss, there’s been the usual process of soul-searching, auditing, and roundtable discussing to ascertain what went wrong and how the Republican party can avoid screwing up on a similar par in ...more

Why Being A Mother Made Me Support Abortion More

Forty years ago, the historic Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade changed my life for the better. Yes, it made it legal for me to have an abortion, no matter what state I lived in. But more than that, it made me feel that my life as a young woman was ...more

5 Things Hillary Should Do After New Hampshire

None of us is surprised that Hillary Clinton lost in New Hampshire. The polls and pundits have been predicting this for weeks. So it's done. What's next? As a very strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, this is what I think she ought to do next....more

This Lesbian Supports Hillary Clinton for President

Let me be clear - if Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, I will vote for him. I will enthusiastically support him. No hesitation, no bitterness, no hissy fits. Just pragmatic decisions to keep the country moving forward. It is ridiculous to think otherwise. However, I think Hillary is the better candidate. And I don't have to explain why....more

Cruz Trumps The Donald in Republican Iowa Caucus

We've all heard it. The worn-out political proverb: "As Iowa goes, so goes the nation." Were that true of the Iowa Caucus, we'd have Republican Presidential nominees Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum in the annals of history. So while Sen....more
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5 Things Hillary Should Do After New Hampshire

None of us is surprised that Hillary Clinton lost in New Hampshire. The polls and pundits have been predicting this for weeks. So it's done. What's next? As a very strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, this is what I think she ought to do next....more

#MusicLyricsMatter: A Primer for Beygency Supporters and Detractors

Just because the NFL championship game features a Black quarterback, clad in a uniform with a black panther on it, and the game is held down the street from where the Black Panthers were founded and where Mario Woods became yet another unarmed Black man senselessly gunned down by police, it doesn’t make the Super Bowl a civil rights rally. Nor does it make the hyper-sexual, all about Bey, braggadocious  song Formation a socially-conscious anthem....more

Using Six Party-Neutral Traits to Teach Kids How to Vote

Years ago, most elementary schools had a class called "citizenship."  It was designed to teach children the value of participating in our democracy.  Such classes have fallen by the wayside in the era of class-based standardized testing.  Now our children learn about elections through the media, and whatever commentary they may hear at home.  If we care about the future of democracy, we need to get serious about teaching children how to evaluate potential leaders.  Here are six traits to teach them to look for when deciding on a candidate....more

White Girl Wasted: Some Of Hillary Supporters Are Drunk With Patronizing Young Women Voters

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”- Madeline Albright. The quote is ironic because Secretary Albright and feminist icon Gloria Steinem are trying to bully young women who support Bernie Sanders to support Hillary Clinton....more

This Lesbian Supports Hillary Clinton for President

Let me be clear - if Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, I will vote for him. I will enthusiastically support him. No hesitation, no bitterness, no hissy fits. Just pragmatic decisions to keep the country moving forward. It is ridiculous to think otherwise. However, I think Hillary is the better candidate. And I don't have to explain why....more

Bring Back the Citizens Arrest

I live right near the George Washington Bridge, so walking my daughter to school, we encounter three seasoned crossing guards. Today I noticed a driver performing a dangerous and illegal move, jeopardizing other cars and pedestrians. This abominable situation outraged me. I would never think to make an illegal left! I shared my indignation with crossing card # 2 on my path. She smiled, and said, “I know, can you believe it? It happens all day long. I take deep breaths and hold them in until they complete the forbidden turn. I watch almost accidents all day long.”...more

Many Ways to Support Our Wounded Warriors

"The greatest casualty is being forgotten."  That is the fabulous, and wrenching, motto of the Wounded Warrior Project, which fights to secure the honor, rights, and benefits of wounded warriors.  ...more

Sista, I love you but I hate your fake hair

 You may see it as a contradiction. I was even told off on Facebook by a fellow black “Sista” who was annoyed that I “generalized” about Remy and other fake hair woven or glued onto the heads of so many of my girlfriends. She got mad and I basically told her that just because I don’t like your hair, it doesn’t mean I love you any less....more