Chicken Soup for the Swing State Soul

For real.  As in, really for real. Because frankly, I will not make it to November 4th if I don’t get to hear some good stories about voting, democracy and learning about what makes our country strong, not senile. So find them and send them or write them. I’ll go first: ...more

Great way to end another insane election is coming whether we like it or not day. :) ...more

Sarah Palin vs. Hilary Clinton - Don't They Both Have Vaginas?

Okay Ladies, I am officially confused.  To start off, I must explain that I am neither Republican nor Democrat.  Truth be known, I am not pleased with either presidential candidate at the moment.  The VP nominations have not helped. ...more

I agree with several of the other ladies who left comments.  This is not about being a woman, ...more

Sarah Palin and Joe Six Pack

I hate the term "Joe Six Pack."  Just like I hate "the little housewife" or "the ball and chain" or any other gender/class stereotype.  I grew up just outside a mill town along the Monongahela River -- with kids whose parents worked in the mills and coke plants outside Pittsburgh.  It was actually the town portrayed in The Deer Hunter.  Some kids lived in trailers, some in four room "starter houses" that no one ever moved out of.  ...more

You Can Tell A Lot About A Man by the Women in His Life

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Thanks for correcting the problem with the video.  For the life of me I couldn't get it ...more

On Being a Voter

I feel as passionately as anyone, and possibly more so than many, about the upcoming elections. But I promised myself that on the occasion of my very first post as a BlogHer Contributing Editor in the Election 08 category, I would not mention the names of any of the presidential or vice presidential candidates. ...more

I haven't always voted, and I've felt plenty guilty about it because for an African-American ...more

Sarah Palin: A View from Israel

A political cartoon from today's Israeli newspaper, Yediot. As McCain marches with a bikini-clad "Miss Arkansa", Obama says to Biden "How do you look in a bikini?" Is this blatant sexism that turns a governor into a sex object reason enough to put a woman in (or near) the Oval Office?   ...more

Former vice-presidential candidatate Sarah Palin has been interviewed by Runner's World Magazine ...more

A Day 45 Years in the Making and Why It's So Personal

I was only 3 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the "I Have A Dream Speech" on the Washington Mall so, obviously, I wasn't there. Yet it seems that every day of my life has been shaped by the words spoken that day. I've seen the video footage so many times that it seems that those events are a part of my personal experience. However those are images captured through a lens and someone else's point of view. ...more

I was six years old on August 28, 1963. My parents took me to Washington for the March, but ...more

Quote of the Day: "Wake Up America"

-- the rallying cry of Senator Dennis Kucinich during his speech at the Democratic National Convention  ...more

What Can the World Do About Zimbabwe?

This week, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai should be facing off in a runoff ballot intended to determine who will be that country's president for the next five years. ...more

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All eyes on Mugabe

We are watching Zimbabwe these days. ...more