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Our Hearts Break for the Victims of Connecticut School Shooting

I just don't know where to start. An armed man walked into a Connecticut elementary school, shooting and killing 26 people -- 18 of them children. NBC News reports that the gunman was a 20-year old man, with two 9mm handguns....more
Grace, I also don't know what to say, I am stunned and speechless. This tragedy is a horror that ...more

Stop Fighting and Listen To Your Mother!

(If I were to forget myself completely and have a screaming fit at Congress, this is what I would say.) This ridiculous and petty behavior between you two has got to stop. I have had it up to here with this incessant bickering and not getting along.  While you have been competing for alpha male, our national well-being is going right down the tubes. Straighten yourselves out and get down to business double quick before your pathetic sham of leadership lands us all in the soup!...more
@ValerieYoung has an urgent message for Congress.  We have to get them to listen.more

Susan Rice Withdraws Bid to be Secretary of State

Susan Rice took her self out of the running to replace Hillary Clinton as the next Secretary of State, saying the partisan politics surrounding her potential nomination is not worth the trade-off. Rice, the current Ambassador to the United Nations, submitted her withdrawal in a letter to President Obama: ...more

First Woman Poised to Lead College Republicans

Could the best cure for the GOP's diversity deficit be a young female leader? The first woman could be elected to lead the College Republican National Committee....more

What Can We Learn About Gay Marriage From Sweden?

[Editor's Note: As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh the legality of same-sex marriage, we might want to look across the ocean at Sweden, where gay marriage was legalized several years ago. BlogHer Surviving Life in Sweden takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how society could be affected if gay and lesbian couples are allowed to marry. --Grace]...more

Funny or Racist? Caroline Wozniacki Impersonates Serena Williams

During a recent exhibition match in Sao Paolo, Brazil against Maria Sharapova, former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki stuffed towels down her bra and shorts to impersonate tennis icon Serena Williams.  Well known for her curvaceous bod, Williams is often seen mocking herself and her big butt (even referring to #bigbuttproblems on Twitter).  But now the 22-year-old Wozniacki has been accused of racism by some observers....more
Who said anything about the color of skin?  This is just another example of people labeling ...more

Michigan a Right-to-Work State? Now It Is.

Who would have ever thought that the union stronghold of Michigan would ever become a right-to-work state? Yet that’s exactly what happened today, when the Michigan legislature passed two anti-union measures, over the protests of tens of thousands of people outside the state capitol. The two bills will affect public and private sector employees. ...more
I live in a state that has been right ti work forever maybe, I have not ever worked for a union ...more

Common Core Reading Standards Are a Scam

{Editor's Note: There's been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Common Core Standards, a new system of public educational curriculum backed by Bill Gates, which will be adopted by most states in the next year or two. One of the biggest criticisms: the emphasis of nonfiction reading over literature. BlogHer Susan at On the Edge thinks the standards are a step in the wrong direction. Here's why. --Grace]...more
Just another reason my kids will have alternative schooling. I imagine they'll be reading ...more

Keeping Clean Hearts

It was pouring down rain yesterday- one of those days that makes you want to stay inside.  But Sadie has a book report due next week and needed a biography to write about.  We waded through the rain and ventured to the public library.  Her little fingers rubbed the spines of every book in the biography section.  She pulled out one on Bethany Hamilton (the surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack) and decided that it would be the perfect biography for her report.  As we were walking to the circulation desk, she saw another book that caught her eye.  It was the ...more
@meganterry01  @DammandCherry  fidlerten Your welcome!more

Why Do Republicans Keep Picking on Susan Rice?

I have watched with bewilderment as Republicans ratchet up their attacks on United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice.To be sure, Congress should investigate what happened in Benghazi. After all, four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens who reportedly had expressed concern about the “security vacuum” around the consulate....more
Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell wasn't hauled before Congress to answer ...more