Single? Then You Know The Pity Face

I first noticed it at my 10-year high school reunion in 2005. When asked if I was married or have children, I said no. I'm single. And then it happened: The Pity Face. It's a look of genuine concern. Like something is horribly wrong with you. Like you've just admitted you have a terminal disease and have roughly one month to live. I had no idea how to respond....more
Great post! Having just moved back to the South as I turn 30, I completely relate. It's nice to ... more

Dominique Got Canned: Do You Have A Plan?

Let's not gloss over it -- when Dominique Browning got let go from Conde Nast, she was in a better position than most of us. She didn't have much debt. She owned two houses. She had investments. She had options that meant that she was able to take the time to get back on her feet. That's a luxury that most of us don't have. ...more
I've been laid off twice since 2009. The first time caught me unaware. The second time, I could ... more

Stroller: Slow Love, Lost Love or Love Never Found?

In Dominique Browning's memoir, Slow Love, she spends a lot of time remembering and questioning a past relationship. In the book Browning calls him Stroller, a name that he chose for himself after rejecting Walker. Walker isn't his real name either, she chose it because he's best at walking away. And well, that sums up her relationship with Stroller. ...more
Like others have said, the Stroller relationship makes the book tedious. How can a woman write ... more

(TRANSCRIPT, VIDEO) Obama's Jobs Speech: What Did You Think?

President Obama began tonight's address to a joint session of Congress by noting that all week long, the media has been asking what the speech would mean for his presidency, Congress and the next election. How would you answer those questions? And what do you think of his proposed American Jobs Act? Scroll down for video and a transcript, and let me know what you think in the comments. ...more
The speech was a wasted opportunity for the President. It was one part campaign speech (the ... more

Michelle Obama Announces Project to Fight Food Deserts

In a move to further combat the childhood obesity epidemic in America, Michelle Obama today announced an effort to provide better access to healthy food to the estimated 13.5 million Americans who live in areas known as food deserts. Food deserts are neighborhoods where the residents have no access to healthy and affordable food. The USDA has a great tool for locating these deserts around the country. Eddie Gehman Kohan of Obamafoodorama talked to the White House about this afternoon's announcement, and filed this report:...more

I'm not the biggest fan of Walmart despite living in Tennessee and try to avoid it.

However, ... more

Right View of Republican Debate: Bachmann And Romney Make Big Impressions

It was like watching every expectation I had for her (and every pre-written joke about her Palin-like accent) just melt away in front of my eyes. The comedian was speechless. She was even more speechless when she noticed that Michele seemed not only genuinely qualified to be in the race, but downright giddy with excitement about it. I've never met a happy politician. Maybe that's what we've been missing all along....more

I didn't get a chance to watch the debate, but I completely agree with your assessment of ... more

Media Declares Open Season on Political Spouses

The media may say that they're just reporting the news, but what signs of restraint or maturity have you seen in the coverage given to the numerous and varied "truth is stranger than fiction" tales of people married to politicians? Not much, given the recent Newsweek cover with the title "The Good Wife 2012."...more

There's a strong historical precedence to attack the spouse of the POTUS candidate or use ... more

Book Review: Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties

Books about the South are a weakness of mine. Books that combine Southern memoirs with cooking are the proverbial cherry on top. If you follow my Twitter feed, you’ll know that I spend a lot of time talking about cooking and recipes....more

I made a healthier version of more

So Not OK: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Calls Laura Ingraham a "Right-Wing Slut"

UPDATE: MSNBC accepted left-wing pundit Ed Shultz' offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made Tuesday afternoon on his radio show. Schultz, host of the MSNBC TV program The Ed Show, called right-wing talk show host Laura Ingraham a "slut" -- twice. Check out this audio from his (non-MSNBC-affiliated) radio program, The Ed Schulz Show. ...more

Thanks for posting this. If there's one thing women on both sides of the aisle can agree on it's ... more

Where Does Planned Parenthood Provide Mammograms?

If you haven't seen the latest Live Action video about Planned Parenthood, take a few minutes to watch it. They shred the last remnant of respect that Planned Parenthood appears to have....more

Denise,

The CEO of PPFA has been all over the media telling people that they provide ... more