Vice Presidential candidate debates are rarely considered important, but in a race still too close to call, Paul D. Ryan and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. took the stage with the potential to take the election for their respective tickets.
By the time the dust cleared in what was themed “The Thrill in the ‘Ville” at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, neither man had managed to raise the level of recent divisive discourse to anything like meaningful dialogue....more
By: Ruby Veridiano Call me naively optimistic, but my adoration for the Obamas is less about the Obamas themselves as much as it is about my persistent belief in hope, and what can be accomplished when a nation is inspired to behave like a community....more
My husband donates blood as often as he's allowed. He's the precious blood type of O- that is coveted. Since he donates often, he regularly gets newsletters mailed to him from the Red Cross with updates, the latest location nearest to us that is collecting, and other Red Cross news. One just came in the mail, not ten minutes ago, and I decided to flip through it....more
I consider myself a feminist. I believe that men and women should be paid the same for doing the same work. I believe that a woman should be valued for her character and intelligence than for her looks. I believe that a woman should have a choice between having a career and staying home to raise a family and not be demonized or put down for that choice. I believe it is the woman’s right to choose whether or not she keeps a baby, gives the baby up for adoption, or terminates the pregnancy. Most of all, I believe that a woman should be treated with dignity ...more
What would you say to a man speeding to the hospital because his wife was in labor? Now what would you say if he got a state trooper escort to the hospital where his son was born six minutes after arrival? Would you be mad if I told you that the same trooper that escorted him to the hospital gave him a speeding ticket after the child's birth? Pretty crappy thing to do, or is it? ...more