A lot has been written about the election in Massachusetts and what it means for the the Democratic Party and President Obama's agenda. Of course, the Republicans have been all over the airwaves insisting that this means that the country is not in favor of President Obama's "far left" agenda. My fear is that the Democrats are listening. I contend that the Massachusetts election results mean that the Obama Administration hasn't gone left enough, and here is why.
Editor's note: John and Elizabeth Edwards confirmed their legal separation today, with John calling it "extraordinarily sad." Well, duh. I'm not terribly shocked -- are you? Tell me in the comments.
What a week the USA has had. Our president has been in office for a whole year and there has been a very interesting development in the House of Representatives: the election of Massachusetts senator Scott Brown in a state that has been democrat for 50 years....more
If you end up behind me on the twisting roads of my small New England town you'll probably see the heads of several children (mostly) happily bopping around the backseat of my Volkswagen van, some of them mine, some of them friends. You'll see me trying, in vain, to keep order. You'll also probably notice the Keep Abortion Legal sticker on the back of my van. More than one person has commented on the incongruity of the two images: the van nearly constantly full of children and the pro-choice bumpersticker.
I don't see it.
It's been a little over a week since the massive earthquake struck Haiti causing massive devastation and tens of thousands of deaths. Earlier this week I noted the overwhelmingly positive response and many posts about how to help. However the reactions of a few have made me crazy.
by Diane Vacca Attention, all candidates and wannabees: Learn a valuable lesson from Martha Coakley.If you want to win, don’t take anything for granted. Fight as if your political life depends on it, because it does....more
At 11:30am Eastern, 8:30am Pacific, White House Director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes will be answering BlogHer's questions on education. You can watch live below. Questions submitted by members of the BlogHer community can be found here.
I'm the mom that pulled her kid out of a traditional public school and put him into a project-based, public, charter school. My now six-year-old's former school was one of the "good" ones. Blue Ribbon. Accreditation. Excellent neighborhood. All that jazz. But their "teach to the test" approach was sucking the life out of my then kindergartner. He was buried in worksheets and stuck in his chair, told not to fidget and subject to the ramifications of the creativity-squashing results of No Child Left Behind.
My bright, bright boy ... was getting left behind.
By now, everyone has probably heard of the Harry Reid and Rod Blagojevich outbursts about society's punching bag ... black folks. In case you haven't been paying attention (which in some ways, is quite sad): In a new book, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, Reid is quoted as saying that the believed Obama could become the country's first black president because he was "light-skinned" and had "no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Hello I am trying to find any kind of help or information regarding my rights to breastfeed my 11 month old son. I had been a victim of domestic violence by his father and finally left September of 2009. He was arrested and still awaits his trial for spousal abuse, child endargement and crimal threats but have already been to court for custody. Unfortunately I was a stay at home Mom and when I left I had nothing. No money for an attorney. He of course had money for an attorney and he took the custody and DV order to trial. The judge told me in December th...more
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