Changing the conversation about cancer

After a weekend workshop with 800 energetic, amazing, committed women (including 8+ incredible bloggers and 30+ awesome metastatic women) fired up to fight for the END of breast cancer at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Training Conference, I have new energy and new spirit and new FIGHT in me, both against this horrible disease in my own body and against its formation of tumors and spread in bodies (called metastasis) in genera...more

Open letter to congress from wife of ret. navy

Dear Congress, Last year I mismanaged my funds and this year my spouse and I cannot decide on a budget. Until we have come to a unified decision that fits all of our needs and interests, we will have to shut down our checkbook and will no longer be able to pay our taxes. I'm sure you'll understand. Thank you very much for setting an example we can all follow. Signed: Wife of a retired navy officer, mother of a national guard - navy.   (Shared with permission)...more

The Growing Options for Birth Control & Threats to Access

According to Claire Brindis, co-founder of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, “Pills, condoms, IUDs have long been the traditional method of contraception.” There are also female condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps....more

Thanks, BCriswell--Repro rights are not the "fat" but abortion opponents will try to get in any ...more

Constituency Services Part 3: Guest Post by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison

The Parade In the summer of 2007, my parents were visiting from Texas over the 4th of July holiday....more

Constituency Services Part 2: My Experience Re: Contacting My Legislators

Faith in My Country I'm neither a gullible nor particularly trusting individual when it comes to strangers, sales pitches or concepts outside of my...more

Constituency Services Part 1: Guest Post by U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen

The Back Story The story about how I got this guest post actually begins years ago....more

The Internet Strikes Back: What Net Neutrality Means to Your Blog

For those of you not in the U.S., or in the U.S. and not sure what the hell I'm talking about, Net Neutrality is about allowing Internet users the same speed and level of connection across devices, hardware, and method of connection. If Net Neutrality were not in effect, Verizon, for example, my Internet service provider, could give me faster connective speeds to its sponsored sites and block access to sites it doesn't want me to see. Moreover, it could block my access to competitors or sites it doesn't like me to use. ...more

I think that the way you explained this is so understandable and attainable. Thank you for ...more

Side B: Continued from Love Songs, Part 1; Q & A

Side B: Continued from Love Songs, Part 1; Q & A Q & A One of my favorite Current...more

Good start to GOP House?

In news that makes makes my cold, hard conservative heart happy, the House is scheduled to vote on a repeal of Obamacare on Friday....more