2012 Election Results: My Five Big Hopes for the Next Four Years

After all the campaign attacks and ads, I do believe our commonwealth is a work-in-progress. Hopeful of our President’s promise--to return to the White House more inspired and more determined about the work we need to do and the future that lies ahead--here are my five hopes for the next four years:1.  The American people will reject the flawed argument that government and its workers cannot be an agent for good in this country....more

Not Stale: Women's Issues in the Presidential Campaign

It's bad enough when men assume women are single issue voters, but it's far, far worse when a fellow woman has decided that if I have a deal-breaker issue, I must be a zombie following 'rhetoric' spewed by a given political party....more
@Gamingangel Thank you for reading and commenting. And I agree--we all have the right to our ...more

Understanding Blowback and our Current Foreign Policy

     Pakistan, Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden and the United States.  Most people will read those words and instantly be transported to September 11th, 2001.  They will picture two planes slamming into the World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon, and still another hurling at top speed into a nondescript field in Pennsylvania... and almost 3000 American deaths....more

99% in Solidarity are Person of the Year and We are TOO BIG To Fail!: A Primer with Links

Time Magazine made "Protestors" Person of the Year and there are hundreds and thousands of us who share in that award. ...more

Jaelithe of The State of Discontent: On Talking Politics With Friends and Family

Welcome to the second post in Why I'm Political, a series spotlighting thoughtful women sharing what motivates them to write publicly about issues they care about -- and what they're focused on as we enter the 2012 election season. This month, Jaelithe Judy of A State of Discontent had a few things to say about childhood poverty, food safety, getting political with friends and family, and who she thinks should be the first woman president -- all in her always thoughtful and eloquent style. ...more

Are Men Overrated or Are Women Underrated?

Are Men Overrated? Are Women Underrated?Off the top of my head in no particular order: John Ensign, John Edwards, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Mark Sanford, Elliot Spitzer, David Paterson, Haley Barbour, Bernard Madoff, Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, Clarence Thomas, Andrew Fastow, Osama Bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi, Newt Gingrich, Idi Amin, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Slobodan Milosevic, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Arnold Swarzenegger and Anthony Weiner. ...more

Too Much to Ask?

Returning from a rally on our state capital on President’s Day, I wrote on my Facebook page: Americans join the worldwide struggle to push back again rich, corrupt government officials in the pockets of multinational corporations. We demand the right to free speech, the right to assemble and the right to fair compensation for our work. We stand for the right of every American to achieve the American Dream. We stand for our heritage and America's destiny. We are not afraid any more....more

Thank you for sharing your story. Statements like your cousins always puzzle me. Can they ...more

Mitt Romney's Inconvenient Truths and Untruths

At the conservative gathering CPAC yesterday Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said: “President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.”  In fact the data clearly show that the greatest job loss since the Great Depression began in January of 2008 under President George W....more

Politics as Usual, the Tea Party Edition

So I really wanted to talk to a member of the Tea Party. I put it out there on facebook and twitter that I had some questions, and I KNOW there are people on my list who consider themselves members, but alas, no one bit. I would have been fair, my questions are really just informational ones and I wanted some personal opinions from a Tea Partier about the Tea Party. Oh well. After Christine O'Donnell won the republican party primary in Delaware, I watched some videos on youtube to learn a bit about her....more