Want Equal Rights? Truth Is - Just Take Them!

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." —Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist, Methodist minister, and early U.S. women’s rights leader...more

Getting out there

Doing Our Part Tell me what Democracy looks like?! This is what Democracy looks like!   My precinct made quorum! On The First Try! In years past we've had to go to lame  make up meetings on a Saturday at the party head quarters and those are no fun. These meetings aren't fun either but at least you get a feeling of community and  all that. True out of 1500 voters we pulled a total of five, but that's approximately four more than we had last time, so its a big deal. ...more

If only we could face the TRUTH about America’s current recession

According to Lawrence Lessig, there are two places we are in denial:...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

She Works Hard for the Money

Every time I tell someone what I do for a living, I get the same reaction: ‘You have the greatest job’, they tell me. ‘Um, it is a lot of hard work. But I guess it is OK.’ I reply....more

Senate Passes Jobs Bill - What Will The House Do With It?

This week, the U.S. Senate passed HR 2847, the jobs bill, by a more than comfortable margin: ...more

The Jobs bill is a start. 

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So a Funny Thing Happened While I Was Watching the Health Care Summit

There I was, knee-deep in my element. Answering work e-mails, editing posts, watching whitehouse.gov's live stream of the Health Care Summit at Blair House. I was screaming at my screen, tweet cheering the Dems and tweet jeering the GOP ... sitting in my pjs, loving life. Then the phone rang. Mrs. Vest this is N, the school nurse. Your son is in my office with an abnormal bloody nose, can you come right away? ...more

I have no problem with paying taxes to support everyone. I voted for Obama knowing that we ...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