Military families have big concerns about their pay and benefits, employment opportunities for their spouses, and their children’s education. Probably most American families have those concerns as well, but these issues present special challenges for military families because of issues surrounding deployments and frequent family moves. Blue Star Families’ 2013 Military Families Lifestyle Survey, recently [...]
In the days after three women were rescued from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro, the media started reporting on the possibility of murder charges ...
As the graduation season winds down the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” are fading, the mortarboards and robes are coming off, and the after-parties will ...
Duncan McTaggart regarded President Barack Obama from 15 feet behind him on the stage. The president delivered a speech to Duncan’s co-workers, his congressional representatives, ...
Inside the beltway, there’s a tendency to “gate” everything. If you’re old enough, or a student of history, you know that Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal was one of the most notorious presidential scandals ever (that didn’t involve an intern!) Ever since then, any potential trouble for a president (and sometimes others) in Washington has been [...]
In Greek mythology, Amazons were said to remove a breast in order to better shoot arrows. This week, the world awoke to realize that the breathtakingly beautiful Angelina Jolie had removed both of her breasts in order to better see her grandchildren. A lot has already been written on Jolie and her decision. For the [...]
Benghazi. Tea Party targeting by the IRS. Associated Press records seized by the Department of Justice. Kerry Washington. Okay. That last one is actually an actress from a television show called Scandal that has recently exploded in popularity. The first three, though? Those are scandals that likely won’t see closing curtains for a while. They are [...]
Washington Republicans and Democrats finally found something about which they can agree: The Internal Revenue Service should not have singled out groups with conservative sounding names for heightened scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Democrats can claim consistency. When Bush Administration departments were caught politicizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and using partisan litmus [...]
First posted at JedMorey.com Hysteria over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s lap band surgery has coupled with coverage of Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries’s interview in which he admitted, “I don’t want larger people shopping in the store,” has turned into what I’d like to call America’s latest round of bigotry: Weigh-cism. Not that [...]
It’s high time for white folks to stop laughing at the way black folks talk. Of course, I’m referring to the latest social media sensation: Charles Ramsey, the man who is a hero for his Good Samaritan role in the rescue of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight from the Cleveland home of Ariel [...]
Princess Merida from the movie Brave isn’t the last strong female character Brenda Chapman has in mind for her fans. That’s what Chapman told The Broad Side in one of her first interviews after the recent uproar over Disney’s attempts to change Merida’s appearance as part of her “induction” into the ever-growing Disney Princess franchise. [...]
If you’ve been following the gun control debate over the months since the Newtown tragedy, one thing has become radically apparent: the gun rights movement is far better organized than the gun control movement. And the gun rights movement is emerging victorious, at least on the federal level, because of it. But a recent story [...]
- I Want My Mother Back May 10, 2013
- Charles Ramsey and the Racial Language Barrier May 16, 2013
- Brave’s Merida is Herself Again. But for How Long? May 14, 2013
- Can “Maybe” Empower Our Children in Times of Fear? May 13, 2013
- Will My Ice Floe Have Starbucks and Wi-fi? May 15, 2013
- The Doubled Edged Sword of Murder Charges Against Ariel Castro May 21, 2013
- What is REALLY Important to Military Families May 21, 2013
- College Debt Has a Female Face May 20, 2013
- Workers Have Advice for President Obama May 20, 2013
- President’s Woes Don’t Equal Watergate May 18, 2013
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