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 [...]
The truth of it is this: making someone laugh at someone else’s expense fosters connection. It’s true at the playground and the water cooler and, so, it’s tragically true in the ethereal space of public discourse. A well played “zinger” has four important characteristics: it must be clever, it must be funny, it must be [...]
I am recently divorced. People keep insisting to me that “divorce is hard.” So far, in my experience divorce is a hell of a lot easier than being unhappily married We got divorced in large part because his goal for my life is the opposite of my goal for my life. He was the opposite [...]
Have you ever played the childhood game “One of These Things is Not Like the Other?” Have you ever been that Thing? When I had my first real job in the corporate world I remember a time I was waiting in the elevator bank to go to up my new office. I was living in [...]
Election Year 2012 marches on to November. Here and there social causes are used as political footballs. Some candidates surviving the latest tackle will see a few more yards. But there is one national issue that we, particularly women of all ages, cannot allow to be benched – health care insurance and the basic reforms [...]
If Elaine from Seinfeld turned to the world of politics, and added in a dash of Curb Your Enthusiasm and a pinch of The Office, you’d have Selina Meyer, the vice president of unnamed political party in HBO’s new series, VEEP. I was so excited when I heard this show was getting produced — I [...]
“That meal — with the salad right on top of the complet, and a bottle of the hard cider kept at truly cellar temperature in an actual cellar — was one I ate every day without ever getting bored with it. I had never given a single thought to how different the lettuces and the [...]
Who could be better as a Republican vice presidential pick than a young, attractive, up-and-coming rising star who happens to be a woman of color, a mom of young children and the governor of an important Southern state? The GOP is sorely in need of repairing the damage it’s done to itself with the “woman’s [...]
Who’s getting in our way when it comes to women in elective office? Ourselves, in many cases. Whether it be doubting that we can win, not wanting to leave our young children at home in the care of others while we’re on the campaign trail or in office, or whether we just don’t think we [...]
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