The Progress of Progressives in 2008

You know how you can only remember seven of the eight reindeers' names? Or 11 of the 12 Jewish tribes? Well, I find that "year in review" posts work in the reverse: I never have trouble coming up with what to review. The trouble is in keeping the review to a manageable size. ...more

What!  Jill, what makes you think I'm a woman of color?  LOL. Just kidding.  You did a ...more

Rick Warren and the Inauguration: Can We Find Common Ground?

When President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration team announced the pick of pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation a firestorm of controversy was unleashed. ...more

Linked above, Depak Chopra would agree with you that religion should not play a role in a ...more

The Future of Race and Politics After Electing Obama

The election of Barack Obama to serve as the 44th President of the United States does not bring and end to racism nor racial politics. However, the election of the first non-white president will likely have an effect on political engagement and involvement (empowerment) of not only African Americans but other racial and ethnic groups as well. ...more

What Will Michelle Do?

The Obama girls, Malia and Sasha, are so adorable. They make America smile every time they skip onto the stage with their father, and we're communally delighted to know their good behavior during the campaign will be duly rewarded with a puppy. ...more

Pardon Me, President Bush

Pumpkin and Pecan evaded the terrible fate of those poor Sarah Palin Wasilla turkeys thanks to President Bush, whose mind is apparently more focused on pardons than on our tanking economy these days. ...more

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Why am I so worried that Obama will be assassinated? Should I be?

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I'm just gonna do my best to think positive and believe that all will be well.  We need him ...more

The Receptionist and The First Lady

  Will Michelle Obama Spark the Next 'Mommy Wars' Skirmish?, by PunditMom, BlogHer. The momification of Michelle Obama, by Rebecca Traister, Salon. ...more

Could We Have a Little More Estrogen Please?

America's new first family is multicultural and diverse, so I'm holding out hope that a Barack Obama cabinet will be a diverse one, too, but not just on ethnicity. I want to see plenty of lipstick and mascara around the first cabinet meeting held by President Obama, too. When lots of names of men started getting floated as cabinet possibilities in the days immediately after the election, my heart sank and I started to feel a little anxious. Where were all the women's names? In 2008, surely there could more than a few token mentions. ...more

To put it bluntly, Sheila Bair is an idiot. She's the one pushing for the taxpayers to bail out ...more

So Obama's a House Negro? Heck, I've Been Called Worse

Yesterday the blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Al-Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al Zawahri called President-elect Barak Obama a House Negro: ...more

I think his threat about feeding American soldiers to his dogs were more offensive, or at ...more

Lapping up or lamenting Joe Lieberman?

Looking back, it seems kind of crazy, the pre-occupation with What Will They Do To Joe Lieberman? But the truth is, I still can't decide if it really matters or not. ...more

Yup - I agree with you too! Re: Joe made the choices, he should have been made to feel the ...more