10 Gift Suggestions for Book Lovers

You would think that people who love books would be easy to shop for but that's not always the case. They love to read but do you always know which books they've read or that they want to read? Probably not. Gift cards for bookstores are always appreciated by a book lover (really!) but sometimes you want to go beyond the gift card. Here are some suggestions for the book lover in your life that are (mostly) not books. ...more
@Karen Ballum  I'll help you. We'll figure it out. :)more

10 Gift Suggestions for Book Lovers

You would think that people who love books would be easy to shop for but that's not always the case. They love to read but do you always know which books they've read or that they want to read? Probably not. Gift cards for bookstores are always appreciated by a book lover (really!) but sometimes you want to go beyond the gift card. Here are some suggestions for the book lover in your life that are (mostly) not books. ...more
These gift ideas are AWESOME! I totally need the spineless Wizard of Oz. And I actually saw that ...more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
This year, I wrote in honor of the "the jumpers." I will warn you in advance that the photo is ...more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
I randomly watched The Ed Show on MSNBC last night. It turns out Paul Ryan spoke to the House ...more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
Engaging in conversation about this topic all day led me to join the Iowa chapter ("at-large ...more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
 @Shannon_Lell Yes, I agree. The fear is WINNING for me today, and I do feel paralyzed. I'm ...more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
 @Shannon_Lell Yes, Shannon, I really enjoyed your post as well. Thank you!more

Get to Know What's in the Constitution

It's election season 2012 in America, kicked off next week with the Republican National Convention in Tampa soon to be followed by the Democratic National Convention the first week in September in Charlotte. Conventions signal that it's coming: the time for the attack ads, the annoying phone calls, the door-to-door voter-signer-uppers and the neighborhood lawn sign wars. It's enough to make you want to hide under the bed until December. But even though there are many parts of this more perfect union that seem cumbersome to me, I have to admit I'm still impressed with the brevity and holistic impressiveness of the United States Constitution....more
Remind me to borrow that book from you. Sounds good!more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
My mother just told me she worries I don't have enough confidence in the women of this nation to ...more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
 @Grace Hwang Lynch Yes it was very tragic. They are both brave and strong women. It makes the ...more