TSA Subpoenas Heighten Calls for Federal Shield Law

The clamor for passage of a federal shield law that includes bloggers has risen after two travel bloggers found themselves slapped with subpoenas last week for publishing redacted documents from the Transportation Security Agency. ...more

here's The World News' tweet about the closed ...more

Obama and Napolitano: That's a System Failure

For the Obama Administration, and Janet Napolitano in particular, this has been a week full of security mishaps and terrible outerwear....more

EM & Elisa,  You both make good points.  It's hard to have confidence in a ...more

Feminism and Gender in the Aughts

The last ten years have been nothing if not a roller coaster ride when it comes to feminism and gender. I found the lows to be more plentiful than the highs, but the surprises kept coming. So, in no particular order, here's what stuck out to me: ...more

Is It A Bad Year to Celebrate Kwanzaa?

I ask that question as I performed a blog search using the African-American holiday (which starts on December 26th until January 1) and all I got was vitriol....well, more than usual. There has always been a healthy skepticism about the holiday which was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at California State University, who started the cultural holiday to preserve and promote African Heritage. ...more

Holidays are a celebration.

Rita Arens writes at more

My Trip to 1600 Pennsylvania: The White House Is Enthralled With You

Editor's note: Political Director Erin Kotecki Vest and BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page traveled to Washington D.C. to present to Republican staffers and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett today. To see the presentation, "Women and Social Media," scroll down to the bottom of the post. I'm going to be the first to admit that I threw up just before heading to the White House. Granted, I have a stomach condition and this is not hard to do...but nerves were really getting the best of me. ...more

My goodness...golly.....cause for pause...tears of gratitude abounding. This is beyond but ...more

BlogHer Goes To Washington

In 2007, BlogHer Co-founder and CEO Lisa Stone gave me a task. It was simple and direct. My job was to not only make sure BlogHer's political coverage was omni-partisan, but that the BlogHer community's influence and voice was heard from the Bay Area all the way to D.C., and everywhere in between. ...more

How very exciting! It was so fun to keep track of you via your Tweets today. And I'm glad ...more

Obama's Role in the Black Unemployment Crisis

Ahh Obama. His presidency has brought joy and pain (like sunshine and rain). Joy, as many across the world rejoiced at the fact that an African-American man, (yes I know he is part-white but widely perceived as Black, don't hate), a Democrat, and someone who at least on face value seems relatively sane, is President. ...more

You know you've got the perfect name for a blog in these times. :-)

I probably have ...more

What Just Happened? Is The Public Option Dead?

I'm still not entirely sure what happened last night between Senate majority leader Harry Reid and a group of 10 Democratic Senators. We know they talked health care reform. We know they reached a "deal" between moderate and liberal Democrats. We know the President is happy. But other than that, it's all speculation and punditry with a few details leaking out here and there. ...more

It was never really clear to me how viable the public option was in the first ...more

Climate Change: Fighting Hunger

We live in a changing world.We live in an uncertain world.We live in a HUNGRY world. Helping people help themselves. Turning Hunger into Hope. Because the future is now.To find out more: http://www.wfp.org/climate-change  ...more