House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die

Hard to believe, but the GOP House just hit a new low on the women’s front. They chose not to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act. How will their inexcusable failure affect women across America? It's clear the impact will be profound. Since VAWA passed in 1994, the rate of intimate partner violence fell 67 percent. ...more
@Jennifer Lorenzetti  Maybe it is like hate crimes that carry a stiffer penalty? more

House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die

Hard to believe, but the GOP House just hit a new low on the women’s front. They chose not to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act. How will their inexcusable failure affect women across America? It's clear the impact will be profound. Since VAWA passed in 1994, the rate of intimate partner violence fell 67 percent. ...more
@Mona Gable  I have done more reading about this law, but I am still not sure why it ... more

House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die

Hard to believe, but the GOP House just hit a new low on the women’s front. They chose not to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act. How will their inexcusable failure affect women across America? It's clear the impact will be profound. Since VAWA passed in 1994, the rate of intimate partner violence fell 67 percent. ...more
Please help me understand this. The law did not pass because the Senate added 3 groups of women ... more

Is the War on Women Finally Over?

Last night, women delivered their own blunt message to the GOP: we were repelled by all your loose, ugly talk about abortion and rape. And that’s why we voted against you. ...more
@VickiMain  Well said. more

Is the War on Women Finally Over?

Last night, women delivered their own blunt message to the GOP: we were repelled by all your loose, ugly talk about abortion and rape. And that’s why we voted against you. ...more
@Mona Gable  @Susan Dench  Who will you blame after another failed 4 years? more

Is the War on Women Finally Over?

Last night, women delivered their own blunt message to the GOP: we were repelled by all your loose, ugly talk about abortion and rape. And that’s why we voted against you. ...more
@Mona Gable  "the man" does not respect what made America great. One must earn respect and not ... more

How President Obama Is Protecting Women's Jobs

I’m not one to chuckle at another person’s public embarrassment, but I can’t help but hand it to Mitt Romney. Rarely has a political candidate managed to single-handedly alienate an entire gender in such a spectacular series of gaffes and SNL-worthy laugh lines. His odd reference to “binders full of women” at the second debate was just his latest failure to understand the challenges we face....more
@FrugalFancyPants  I totally agree, keep the goverment out of my life decisions. Not everything ... more

Could Obama's Handling of Sandy Make the Election?

Election day is one week away, but Superstorm Sandy has thrown this tightest of presidential elections into another whirlwind. The massive storm – and its aftermath – have forced President Obama off the campaign trail and on to something even more formidable: proving his presidential mettle in the wake of a natural disaster. The President has cancelled his campaigning through Wednesday....more
Guess you were unaware where the Pres was heading as Sandy approached, to Florida. He does give ... more

Walking the BlogHer Fashion Show: Anything Is Possible

Ccould I really do it? Could I walk a runway in front of hundreds in New York at the BlogHer '12 Fashion Show, knowing full well I’d be in tears and hating the body I’m supposed to show off and love? Would it be a big lie?...more
Applauds indeed. You are beautiful!  more

Do You Pay More Taxes Than Mitt Romney Does?

At the risk of turning you off completely, I’m going to talk about a subject we all loathe: taxes. Specifically, I’m going to talk about Mitt Romney’s obstinate refusal to release more than two years of his tax returns and why it’s a button with me. Just now as I was writing this, I decided to Google “Romney and tax returns” and lo and behold. Now I’m even madder. ...more
My last comment. I was simply responding to your previous reply. more