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  • Naked Justice

    Ladies and gentlemen, your local police are now allowed to strip-search you at-will. Sound alarmist? Perhaps a little crazy? Maybe a tad over-stated? Well, as of today, despite the laws of ten states, the policies of federal authorities and bans… Read More ›

  • Unauthorized Instrusion

      Pri∙va∙cy (n) – the quality or state of being apart from company or observation; seclusion; freedom from unauthorized intrusion Unauthorized intrusion. As a country, we seem to be struggling with this concept. We fought to achieve it in a… Read More ›

  • Clearing the Grounds

    Look away! Nothing to see here! At least there won’t be from this point forward… House Resolution 347, the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,” has a boring, benign title – as insidious legislation typically does. What… Read More ›

  • War on Women

    ….and the First Amendment. Last week, I got the chance to chat with one of my favorite podcasters. He stands in stark contrast to the out of touch Congressmen, commentators and shock jerks who simply “don’t see what the big… Read More ›

  • Love

    Something’s missing. We seem to all know it, but refuse to say it out loud. We don’t say it to each other. We don’t say it to ourselves. We have agreed as a people that it is simply not a… Read More ›

  • Nacho Jobs

    “Combos!” This was a bizarre word to hear shouted outside the House of Blues restroom. “Hey! Do you want to spin the wheel?” I looked to my left. Two people about my age were standing next to a folding table… Read More ›

  • Freedom vs Welfare

    Freedom. Conscience. Liberty. Choice. Welfare  Ahem…allow me to start again.  FREEDOM! CONSCIENCE! LIBERTY! CHOICE! WELFARE!  Over the past ten days, these words have been shouted at an ear-splitting volume from the airwaves, from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), from… Read More ›

  • Choice

    I am not nameless. I am not faceless. I am one in three American women. I am no longer content to listen while others project their apprehensions, fears and misguided intentions onto a real choice I was forced to make…. Read More ›