We survived the 112th Congress, regarded by most politics watchers as a ‘do nothing Congress’. And the latest group of legislators in the 113th Congress are no picnic either, judging by the sequester we still find ourselves in. I sometimes think the wing nuts like Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Rand Paul spend more time blowing smoke up conservative bloggers skirts, and grandstanding on talk shows than actually working at the House of Representatives.
Well, even John Huntsman thinks the current political obstructionist culture is stupid. Continue reading →
Scott Brown challenged the claim that Elizabeth Warren is part Cherokee, during last night’s Boston debate for a closely watched race for a key Massachusetts Senate seat. “As you know … Professor Warren has claimed she is a Native American, a person of color. As you can see, she is not,” Brown said in their first of four TV debates before the November 6 election. Meaning what? She isn’t dark enough to have Native ancestors? Continue reading →
Bill Clinton was the candidate that I cast my very first vote for at the tender age of 19. I chose Bill Clinton over George Bush, and again four years later when he ran again. Despite controversy and scandals. mountains of obstructionism, he served the American people very well. He was so handsome, so bright, full of energy and promise, so very different from the leaders we were used to. He truly seemed to be one of us, to understand people like me. He lit a fire under the youth vote like never before….I wish I were that young again! Continue reading →
This has been an eventful few weeks for highly charged, politicized arguments. With all the problems that American citizens face in an economy that is painfully slow to quicken, and with so many Americans still in deep, financial trouble, I wonder why Congress is so focused on the “Fast and Furious” gun saga, while refusing to pass a jobs bill. One would think they would want to provide good government in action to serve the constituents they claim to care about… Continue reading →
Our national nightmare is over! After nine days deliberation, the verdict’s in on one count: John Edwards is found not guilty for misusing campaign money May 31st, 2012. But that’s really only one part of the case; on the five other charges, the judge declared a mistrial. Continue reading →
Women are all riled up(and rightly so!) about the religious right’s hijacking of the Susan G. Komen foundation. I’d like to draw your attention to another upsetting, everyday women’s health issue, just in the city where I live, where so much of the world’s money flows. Fact is, there are an estimated 1.6 million working New Yorkers without a single paid sick day. Let that shameful fact sink in. Many workers work while sick for fear of losing their job, or just because they cannot function financially without that day’s pay. Many women cannot leave their jobs to seek treatment from a doctor when sick, let alone for OB/GYN visits for cancer screenings, mammograms, or blood-work. That is, if they are fortunate enough to even have health insurance that allows access to these lifesaving preventative procedures! Continue reading →
You may have noticed this past year, an unprecedented wave of legislation devoted to voting restrictions which appear aimed at keeping a whole demographic from voting. Oh, lord, save us from the scourge of voter fraud! For many Americans come upon hard times, the choice between paying for a photo ID so they can vote, or spending that $25 or more on a more immediate concern like food, would be no choice at all. Continue reading →