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  • Legislative (In)action

    April 5, 2013 Dear American Legislator: Can we talk? Just you and me, voter to representative. I’ve got a couple things on my mind and this brief time between campaigns is the only chance we get to be real with… Read More ›

  • Ten Against

    I should be cheering. I just can’t. The Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized this week. It was even the “good” version – the one from the Senate with the new protections for those in the LGBT, Native American and… Read More ›

  • Blinded By Science

    I’m not the begging sort. However, I find myself fending off the compulsion to clasp my hands together, hit my knees and plead with legislators, spokespeople, religious leaders, school board members and media commentators to look directly at scientific reality…. Read More ›

  • One year later…

    One year ago I spoke. It was less a decision than it was a compulsion. As wedge issue rhetoric was ramping up in the pre-election season, Susan G. Komen pulled their funding from Planned Parenthood. The right-wing squawkers were having… Read More ›

  • Assholery

    Alarmists. Hypocrites. Opportunists. Fakes. Phonies. Liars. Self-centered. Misogynistic. Patriarchal. Partisan. Money-hungry. Power-hungry. All of the above when combined result in assholery – and assholery is running roughshod all over absolutely everybody right now. If you took a break while Congress… Read More ›

  • Crest in 3D

    Arrgh. The moment where if you have to explain why something is offensive, it means it can’t be explained. Well, mostly it means the non-offended will likely continue blinking blankly at you post explanation. So, when the new Crest 3D… Read More ›

  • Bread, Goldfish and the Fiscal Cliff

    15 seconds. A very short span of time – unless you’re, say, a goldfish. A very short span of time that happens to be about how long a piece of bread needs in the microwave to extend its edibility beyond… Read More ›