Judicial Confirmations Lag Under Obama Administration

Last week, Jacquelyn Nguyen became the first Vietnamese-American judge to be confirmed by the US Senate for the Federal judiciary. That's a salutatory achievement to be sure, but it was made all the more remarkable by the fact that Nguyen is only the 11th of Pres. Obama's judicial nominees to win Senate confirmation....more

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Three Gift Ideas to Change the World

Every year, the international community spends more on gifts during the holiday season than is needed to end hunger for a year. Many of the gifts bought are soon forgotten—raise your hand if you’ve never received socks, candles, or bath salts in your Christmas stocking! Well, here are three ideas for anyone searching of original gifts ideas that will also help feed the world’s hungry! 1. Gift of Hope (gift.wfp.org)...more

New Political Documentary on Barack Obama contains never-before-seen Lost Footage from his early days

BECOMING BARACK - EVOLUTION OF A LEADER - LOST FOOTAGEThere’s a great new Documentary DVD out featuring ”Lost Footage” I’d heard about from a Obama 1993 interview.  Trailers can be seen here - www.BecomingBarack.com...more

I Am Not Un-American

I've been hearing a lot about the erosion of family in this country lately and how it's due to all the "changes" our nation has gone through in the last few decades. When this subject of erosion arises it is typically followed with the reasons being gay marriage, pro-choice or women working more. I'm sorry but I fail to see how two men or women getting married and possibly starting a family to be an erosion of any sorts....more

Another Independent Bolts from Obama

I am a proud Independent bolting from Obama. This week on "Morning Joe" somebody said all the Independents were doing it. If so, this might be the first time I do anything "all" the people do. I think each of us, true to the term, has his or her own reasons. Here are mine, and they surprise even me for the order in which they occur....more

Women's Health Newsmix: Female Viagra, Mammogram Regulations, Michelle Obama on Health Care

Equality with Viagra? We don't know about you, but WVFC was more than a little startled to learn that there's an organization called the "European Society for Sexual Medicine." We've also been a little skeptical of ...more

Public Funding For Abortion Or A Good Game Plan?

When I  received this assignment, I thought it would be easy to take a clear position on the issue of whether I believed the Stupak Amendment to the House health care bill was worthwhile or even necessary. As I thought further, it became less clear to me, as someone who believes in the foundations of small government and individual liberty upon which this country was built, and given the reality of the time in which we live, it became more difficult for me to make a definitive statement. ...more

Here's my question (which has never been answered) - what's the difference between a ...more

The Democrats’ Dilemma: Their Own Trojan Horse Kicks Free

House Democrats broke into a paroxysm of self-congratulation for passing a health reform bill. By embracing the Stupak-Pitts amendment, however, they entered the women’s hall of shame. They had promised no more limitations based on preexisting conditions. But House leadership allowed a codicil: Except if you are a woman.   ...more

Interrupting Myself to Address the Democrats on Reproductive Rights

 I'm breaking my own flow to post here a letter I sent to my local representative—one of the Democrats who voted against the Stupak/Pitts Amendment on Health Care Reform Bill. My rep probably won't read it; maybe one of you will find some meaning here   ...more

“Modernizing” Unemployment: What the National Press Isn’t Saying

 It’s national news that today there are now new stimulus funds for extended unemployment benefits, tax credits for first-time homebuyers, newer homeowners, and expanded laws providing refunds for drained businesses. What’s not being reported nationally?...more