Q & A proves effective but activates original George Washington 'issue'

The English, Italians and Germans do it effectively by staging debates, allowing the public to see the process as they legislate, propose, vote and show results.  ...more

Howard Zinn -- Political Activist, Teacher, Icon, Author of The People's History of the United States -- Dead at 88

Howard Zinn, progressive, radical, teacher, activist and historian, has died at age 88. Zinn is widely published but perhaps best known for his work A People's History of the United States. This book changed the way people viewed American history, unmasking the founding fathers as slaveholders and pointing to the post-occupation history of America as the history of groups rising up for change -- from early labor movements to sharecroppers' uprisings. ...more

I appreciate your kind words. You are right. He will be sorely missed.


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Women birth the world

Monday, Aug 25 2008...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

Republicans, Democrats and a Social Media Experiment

I'm going to conduct a social/social media experiment here and I would love it if you would play along.  Over the next few days I will post the following question on Facebook, blogs and Twitter to name just a few.  Please submit your comments and thoughts here or on those outlets....more

Roe, Roe, Roe Your Reproductive Health Boat and Get Nowhere

Last Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, marked the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court legalized abortion across the United States. This is not to say that abortion was not legal at all before Roe - it was legal in 1/3 of states before Roe, and it was legal in the US before the Victorians more or less ruined everything with their horrid morality issues. But don't get me started on the Victorians... ...more

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Address on Internet Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a major address at the Newseum in Washington DC on January 21. She spoke in favor of uncensored access to the Internet and elaborated on the position the U.S. has taken regarding Internet freedom. ...more

Go Left, President Obama, Go Left!

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. ...more

I Do NOT Want To See John Edwards Have Sex

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. ...more

No matter what comes out about this subject, my thoughts keep coming back to his wife and ...more

Help Choose Nine Women To Run the World

By Carol Muske Dukes...more