Category politics

Beloved Cuba

As many of you may know, I have traveled to Cuba to protest the US Embargo that is stifling their economy because we are violating their human rights preventing them from accessing essential resources. In short, I’m glad to see there’s a petition out there for us to get involved in ending this archaic legislation. […]

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Pippa Norris and Female Experts

I was reading the NPR ombudsman blog recently and there was a post about the lack of female experts and sources on NPR, supposedly the last bastion of objectivity and impartiality in the media which (unfortunately) means progressive these days. I’ve added a few links on the side for those regular readers who are keeping […]

Elena Kagan

Solicitor General Elena Kagan has been nominated, OFFICIALLY, to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Stevens and is now in her second day of Confirmation Hearings.  Now, doesn’t it seem odd that no one seems to be able to identify anything about her?  Perhaps, that is not such a bad thing.  The enemy, a.k.a. the […]

A New-To-Me Blog

Femocracy.net is a blog that is new to me.  Amanda is the authoress who apologizes to no one and is well informed about the topics she discusses.  Her ‘About’ section is as follows: “Femocracy includes commentary about politics, news and the media, with an interest in social issues and civil rights. The site is written […]

Health Care Reform

A lot has been on my mind of late:  The Tea Party, the Coffee party, the GOP, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Reps. Clyburn, Lewis, and Frank, reproductive health policies getting the short end of the stick, and reading the articles about people’s health care stories on The Nation.  I had considered submitting my own story. […]

The Laws

Maybe I am behind the times or a visionary, but if my web developing skills were of a level where I could design a search engine,  I would.  I would a design a search engine specific to the laws of the land.  Then, individuals like you and I who are literate with access to the […]

America’s Next Great Pundit Contest

As I was getting my daily dose of feministing.com, I ran across yesterday’s post by Jessica Valenti asking for support for one of their contributors, Courtney Martin, to win the Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Pundit” contest.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love feministing.com, it is one of my favorite sites.  That’s why it’s […]