Last week, the right got lucky.Really lucky, as pressure from lobbyists and staunchly conservative home bases for many Republican and a few Democratic senators combined to defeat the President's controversial gun control bill. And now, they find themselves in an even more dangerous position than before; one where it would be all too easy to become complacent, to chalk one superficial win up as an indication of the strength of their overall strategy. ...more
It's 2012, and I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoyed ringing in the New Year, especially as it promises to be a truly interesting one on the election front! I hope you're enjoying BlogHer's "Why I'm Political" series, as I get to talk with women bloggers from around the web about what they're focused on now that the 2012 presidential primary season is in full swing....more
the MAD GoddessFrom the beginning of the budget repair fiasco in Wisconsin, my stand has been that both sides would do better to put aside their win-lose mentality and come together for a solution that serves the greatest good to the most people....more
Carly Fiorina stirred up a flurry of controversy, first as CEO of HP, and now as the Republican candidate running to unseat Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Senator from California. We're pleased to announce our interview with Ms. Fiorina this Tuesday on behalf of the BlogHer community. So that begs the question: what should we ask?
This past weekend, thousands of conservatives descended on the Marriott in Washington, D.C. for the annual CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Ten thousand conservatives, to be exact. From all corners of the country. In one place. To meet each other.Sounds terrifying, right? Well, trust me. It is. And I'm conservative....more
It wasn't that long ago that people were actually responsible for
paying for their own health care. No one expected a government entity
to swoop in and save them from themselves. In fact, many of our parents and grandparents probably paid for a doctor visit out of their own pockets. Thomas Sowell writes