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 an Obama Presidency Means: JOBS

The newly elected Democratic presidency will literally create millions of new jobs in order to re-build America after the recent economic downturn. In an Ohio economic speech earlier this month, Obama stated: “Today I’m proposing a number of steps that we should take immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners. It’s a plan that begins with one word that’s on everyone’s mind, and it’s spelled J-O-B-S.” So, where will jobs be growing, and how will he support America’s working women? Read on for an in-depth look. Breaking News Update: 2.5 Million Jobs by 2011Obama and his economic team are working hard to develop an Economic Recovery Plan — the details of which are still being worked out — but according to Change.gov is “a two-year, nationwide initiative that will strengthen our economy and put millions of Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing our schools, and securing our clean energy future.” What can we expect as working, or looking-for-work, Americans? Concisely put, Obama is investing in our economic future, promising 2.5 million additional jobs by January 2011. For The LadiesAs president, Obama will continue to promote paycheck equity and close the wage gap between men and women. Read on for details on how he will expand paid sick days, invest in women-owned businesses, and promote women in math and science. Where Are Jobs Growing?● Energy & Environment● Health Care● Teaching Why Education MattersWhile jobs are available for people of all education levels, high-impact jobs require applicants to earn college degrees. Across the board, employees with bachelor’s degrees or higher are eligible for greater salaries, better benefits packages, and also tend to have more job stability. See original article on WomenCo.com. ...more

The mortgage crisis and the elderly: a perfect storm in the winter of life

You may not remember Addie Polk, but perhaps you remember her story at the tail end of the presidential campaign. Polk is the 90-year-old Akron, Ohio widow who shot herself as sheriffs attempted to evict her from her foreclosed home. In a debate on the House floor last month, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) derided the proposed $700 billion plan to rescue the financial system by declaring, ...more

 Hi Norma,

First, you're welcome. Thanks for reading and commenting.

I think ...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

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

Pranking the New York Times -- and the point is what, exactly?

By now, you've probably heard that last Wednesday, the morning commuter crowds in Manhattan and a few other US cities were the targets of an elaborate prank. Volunteers distributed 1.2 million copies of a bogus edition of the New York Times dated July 4, 2009 and boasting the banner headline: "Iraq War Ends." An anti-corporate activist group called the Yes Men claimed responsibility for the hoax. ...more

A marvelous statement. I'm glad you pointed it out to me.  Yes, I agree that when the Times ...more

Breast Cancer and Barack Obama

I woke Friday morning having had some of the  best sleep I’ve had in ages. I don’t sleep particularly well so I appreciate it more than most.  I half expected to find halls blocked off but I went down and grabbed some food at the lovely breakfast buffet that Network of Strength put on.  I love a buffet where you can get fresh fruit, yogurt and BACON. I took a seat at a random table and started eating my breakfast when In noticed a stack of papers just to  my left. There was no one else at the table at this point so I took and what was it but the directions ...more

Larry Summers is actually a champion for women

By Linda Bilmes, of the Harvard Kennedy School, co-author of The Three Trillion Dollar War ...more

As someone who has studied both the theory of Multiple Intelligences and differentiated ...more