Health Secretary Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Would a Man's Appearance be Criticized This Way?

So if you haven't heard yet, my friend and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. It's a huge, demanding, pressure-filled responsibility, and Sylvia's experience and skills are a very good fit for the position....more
I agree with you about the cowardice behind many comments.   That said, she does look a bit ...more

INTERVIEW: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Women, Work, and Politics

Ten-year Congressional veteran Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents eastern Washington State, is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives . Last January, Rodgers delivered the rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address. Recently, I had a chance to interview her. Among other things, we talked about what it's like to be a working mother on Capitol Hill and about her outlook for women in the GOP. ...more
I'd love to know how a woman can be so happy to be part of a party that actively opposes equal ...more

Equal Pay Day: Will President Obama's Executive Orders Close the Wage Gap?

I raise my three-quarters full glass for Equal Pay Day! April 8 is how far into the year women must work to earn what their male counterparts earned in the previous year. But how do you know if you are one of those women being paid less than a man doing the same job? ...more
What a joke. Females on Obama's own staff are paid less than males.more

Gen Xers and Vax Choices

Vaccination compliance has been in the news recently. Whooping cough is showing up in places, kids are getting measles, stuff we thought were ancient illnesses and popping up again. Now there is concern about super-illnesses....more

Health Secretary Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Would a Man's Appearance be Criticized This Way?

So if you haven't heard yet, my friend and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. It's a huge, demanding, pressure-filled responsibility, and Sylvia's experience and skills are a very good fit for the position....more
I agree with you about the cowardice behind many comments.   That said, she does look a bit ...more

Survey says....Shameless!

I blame “Silkwood.” Also, “All the President’s Men.” So many events of late have started out just like the plotlines of some of the movies (based on true stories) I grew up watching. The common—and satisfying—thread was something like this:Evildoers, doing evil >>>Evil discovered, usually by an underdog at a great personal risk or cost >>> Evil EXPOSED! >>> Evildoers slink off >>> Righteousness prevails! >>> THE END....more

Has TV Violence and Crime Gone Too Far?

Excuse me for a moment while I think like a total prude, but I am rather concerned about a question I have been thinking about a lot lately... has TV gone too far? The internets were buzzing recently about a controversial episode of The Walking Dead ("Just look at the flowers..."). I won't discuss the specific circumstances of the episode, however a simple Google search of the line I quoted will explain everything. But what exactly is too far for a violent and gory show about walking dead? If you did that Google search, you know the answer. ...more
I do not watch tv. I have never been a fan, even as a child. We only own 1 tv and do not have ...more

INTERVIEW: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Women, Work, and Politics

Ten-year Congressional veteran Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents eastern Washington State, is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives . Last January, Rodgers delivered the rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address. Recently, I had a chance to interview her. Among other things, we talked about what it's like to be a working mother on Capitol Hill and about her outlook for women in the GOP. ...more
I'd love to know how a woman can be so happy to be part of a party that actively opposes equal ...more

Equal Pay Day: Will President Obama's Executive Orders Close the Wage Gap?

I raise my three-quarters full glass for Equal Pay Day! April 8 is how far into the year women must work to earn what their male counterparts earned in the previous year. But how do you know if you are one of those women being paid less than a man doing the same job? ...more
What a joke. Females on Obama's own staff are paid less than males.more

Women living with HIV cultivate leaders and food, in Uganda’s slums

In the Katwe slum in Kampala, Uganda, a group of women living with HIV are cultivating food, cleaning up the community and raising awareness of the right to sanitation and adequate housing.. ...more

Why I’m Joining the Women’s Fast for Families and Immigration Reform

I'm joining one hundred other women in Washington D.C. to fast for immigration reform. It's that important to me and many other women and families. ...more
I am so proud to see Women stand up for what they believe in! It makes me feel good to see that ...more

Line Toe-ers, Line Jumpers, and Line Benders

I've always been good at toeing the line. I know exactly where it is at all times, and can follow it exactly. Perhaps that's why I'm so good at formulaic writing and formulaic math, while my line jumping son is so good at conceptual math. You probably wonder what I'm talking about right now. Let me explain. ...more