The Discomfort Zone

 It amazes me to know that many Americans are honestly AFRAID of the liberties we were promised by our Founding Fathers. I’ve watched with some interest as the Senator from Texas, Ron Paul, has campaigned for constitutionally limited government and, unfortunately, been labeled as a loony-toon for his firm conviction that we ought to actually live within our own laws and principles. Take the subject of drugs, for example. ...more

Tax Cut Extension: We Need Civil Problem Solving Beyond Bad Compromises

There are times when I get angry about how we as a country choose to solve serious problems. We call it a compromise. I think it is more like whack-a-mole. We expend a lot of energy in doing something close to nothing more than is necessary to play the next level of the game. The compromise on the unemployment extension and maintenance of the Bush tax cuts does not solve problems. ...more

I will agree with you that speeding money we do not have is foolish.

We can dicker when that ...more

Go Vote: Election Issues that Could Impact Your Family

My Short Political Career The life of a politician is no life fo...more

BlogHer and The White House Project Team Up at BlogHer '10

Today, we are very proud and pleased to announce a new programming partnership with The White House Project. Like BlogHer, The White House Project is a non-partisan organization, and their mission is to fill the leadership pipeline, at all levels, with "a richly diverse, critical mass of women."This partnership will take place at BlogHer '10, where we will co-produce a new, half-day workshop on Thursday August 5th, designed to help women bloggers with a politics and public policy bent become aspiring public servants....more

It is so important to encourage women—especially young women to consider running for office. ...more

A Gay Rights Win at CPAC

This past weekend, thousands of conservatives descended on the Marriott in Washington, D.C. for the annual CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Ten thousand conservatives, to be exact. From all corners of the country. In one place. To meet each other.Sounds terrifying, right? Well, trust me. It is. And I'm conservative....more

I am so relieved to hear your report about gay marriage and the rights of the individual ...more

The Heath Care Summit: Are You Watching?

"Political theater" or a chance for bi-partisanship? Leaders from both sides of the aisle are gathering today at Blair House to talk health care reform, at the invitation of President Barack Obama. The summit will be televised causing a stir, and much satire. ...more

As someone that was a fulltime caregiver for nearly 7 years I had to find an insurance plan ...more

We, The People

by Rhonda Chaney    Email: We, the People   By Rhonda ChaneyIt’s easy to say “I love my country”…but that’s no longer enough. ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

State of the Union Address Live Tonight: Join the Conversation Here

Tonight at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, President Barack Obama will delivered the State of the Union address to the nation. BlogHer's Jill Miller Zimon, American Princess EM Zanotti, and I are ...more

President Obama's speach tonight was excellent, especially the latter portion when he looked ...more

Coakley vs. Brown: No Really, How DID We Get Here?

I spent the better part of the afternoon preparing a post on Scott Brown as a response to Morra before I suddenly realized that, for the most part, my post wasn't so much about how great Scott Brown is and was, but more how great not having universal health care was going to be. Now, to be honest, this wasn't really my fault. It was merely a reaction to the arguments I was hearing in favor of Marcia...pardon me, Martha Coakley, which boiled down to, essentially, this:...more

Most conservatives are furious about the bank bailouts.  The tax on big banks, though, ...more