A conservative Republican (didn’t want to give rape victims access to emergency contraception, questions whether global warming is man-made; called a local gay family with children “not normal”) in Massachusetts is threatening to win the seat that the late Senator Ted Kennedy, “the Liberal Lion” of the Senate, inhabited so powerfully until he died....more
Yes, I would vote for her if I was eligible to vote in Massachusetts. And yes, I do expect she will win. I could be wrong - wouldn't be the first time (I wanted Joe Biden in the 2008 primary), but that's my prediction. Regular readers can guess why: I'm a reliable left of center voter except on a few issues (I vote against casinos and am very independent when Israel is involved, rarely going into the move all Israelis to Siberia territory but also reliably against settlement expansion)....more
Sometimes NOT winning an election is the real path to victory. Al Gore, for example, translated his narrow, court-ordered loss to George W. Bush into a successful career as Captain Planet's alter ego. Sarah Palin, Vice Presidential nominee on the failed McCain presidential bid, is trading policy debates for speaking engagements and a brand spanking new career as a television pundit.
Dear Mr. Reid,The comments you made were despicable and dishonorable. To refer to Mr. Obama as having a better chance of winning the election, because he could basically stop sounding "Negro" at will is simply unbelievable. ...more
The clamor for passage of a federal shield law that includes bloggers has risen after two travel bloggers found themselves slapped with subpoenas last week for publishing redacted documents from the Transportation Security Agency.
The last ten years have been nothing if not a roller coaster ride when it comes to feminism and gender. I found the lows to be more plentiful than the highs, but the surprises kept coming. So, in no particular order, here's what stuck out to me:
I ask that question as I performed a blog search using the African-American holiday (which starts on December 26th until January 1) and all I got was vitriol....well, more than usual. There has always been a healthy skepticism about the holiday which was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at California State University, who started the cultural holiday to preserve and promote African Heritage.
Editor's note: Political Director Erin Kotecki Vest and BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page traveled to Washington D.C. to present to Republican staffers and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett today. To see the presentation, "Women and Social Media," scroll down to the bottom of the post.
I'm going to be the first to admit that I threw up just before heading to the White House.
Granted, I have a stomach condition and this is not hard to do...but nerves were really getting the best of me.
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