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

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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Presidential Candidates: More Talk on Family Economics, Please!

Now that 2016 is here, it's no longer safe to ignore the jockeying of presidential candidates for position.  Both Democrats and Republicans have held several debates, and there's been no lack of chest pounding and saber rattling.  Personally, I'd love to hear a rational conversation about issues we all share and serious proposals to address them.  Instead, it's a silly game of jeers, smears, and one-upsm...more
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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

The Establishment Does NOT Want a Woman

I've recently come to realize that the term “establishment,” that mysterious entity that eludes us all, means different things to different people. But the most common definition I've seen ascribed to the term that this election cycle no one wants to be called a part of, is “we want everything to stay the same without new progress.” Now if establishment means “we just want the same old, same old” then the establishment definitely doesn’t want Hillary Clinton....more
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The Next President Liberalistic or Socialistic ?????

 What will the next President of the United States of America, for 2016 be ? These political candidates,  should not just say, what they'll do. But, prove what they will do . Because, looking back over President Obama's, track record, and he has proven, his agenda and what he would do ! Now, some may disagree, and thats perfectly OK.   Because, somewhere down the line, those of you, really lost the ground marked for Purpose. ...more

Why, Trump's swearing doesn't bother me one little bit

Did you know that the apostle, Peter swore? He also mutilated a man, was arrogant, and prone to flying off the handle. Despite his glaringly obvious faults, Jesus still declared over, Peter... Matt 16:18-19 18"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it....more

A letter to millenniums

http://dailytwocents.com/a-letter-to-the-millenniums/A letter to men and women millenniums about the upcoming election. Vote with your mothers and grandmothers in mind, and we need to have our first woman president.  Feminists from it's early beginnings have striven for more equality, especially in equal pay for equal work. Women still make 79 cents on the dollar doing a job that men make the full dollar.Bernie talks about a revolution but has he joined with the other men in Congress to vote for income equality. How is he going to go about having that revolution....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
RichardJenning1 BlogHer He's a target now, for sure.more