A Born Leader

A Born Leader? by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com There are undoubtedly a host of definitions for what one considers a leader.  It's been on my mind a lot lately as we move towards a 5th federal election in the last 7 years in Canada.  ...more

Why Don't More Women Run for Elected Office?

Apparently 2010 was the year of the woman. I didn’t feel that jolt I thought I’d feel upon this triumphant event. I’m not looking for an estrogen fest on Capitol Hill and let it be known that when it comes to getting women up on high, my concern isn’t which side of the aisle does this woman fall on; my concern is if she smart. Does she want smart woman to succeed? Does she want to lift up other women to follow in her footsteps? ...more
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Michelle Bachmann To Run For President, Queen of Your Universe

Adlai Stevenson once famously said that in America, anyone could be President, it's the chance you take. Michelle Bachmann, it seems, is determined to prove him right. So watch out closet Communists, today she announced that, at some point in the near future, she intends to form up an exploratory committee and make a run at being the leader of the free world. ...more

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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

What The Election Of 2010 Means For Green: Not Much, by Shari Shapiro

As a self-proclaimed East Coast liberal intellectual who drinks Starbucks Grande Nonfat Decaf Lattes on a regular basis, I woke up this morning after the Mid-term elections of 2010 with a heavy heart.  I thought to myself, as I took public transportation to my office from my energy efficient townhouse in Center City Philadelphia, what will happen to environmental policy in this country? Now that the Republicans have the majority of the House, and spooked the pants off my latte-drinking bretheren on the left, has the green revolution bee...more

On Choice, in Honor of Election Day

My older twin, Dulce, wants the brown hat.  No, now she wants the pink hat.  Now she wants no hat, but she definitely wants a coat - the green coat.  No, not the green coat, but the polka-dotted coat with buttons.  We make similar personal choices everyday as adults.  We don't think about them anymore because choosing is our right and our habit - so that when I matched my black top to my jeans and heels, the clothing choices didn't register in my mind.  When I ordered my Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, the hundreds of other drink...more

Adrian Fenty: How Washington DC residents voted for change then rejected it.

Disclaimer: I value all sides of the issue and this is just one of many point of views. Thank you for reading mine. When Adrian Fenty was elected for mayor of Washington DC, I wasn't his biggest fan. However, that mostly had to do with my political party affiliation and disdain for every DC election swinging hard left. I thought that Adrian Fenty would parrot the prior mayors of DC and pretty much be in lock-step with the status quo around the district....more

Election Day Fashion

Cross Posted: http://herlongwayhome.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/election-day/ It’s the most wonderful time of the year: election day! It’s that one day a year that we each have the opportunity to tell our elected officials exactly what we think. It’s that one day we each have the opportunity to voice our opinion. It’s that one day that we each have the opportunity to change the course of our communities and our country....more

Week of VOTE doodles: Day 5

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead...more