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 [...]
American men, our days of political power surely are numbered. I don’t know how we have hung on as long as we have. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released voter demographic data from last year’s presidential election, and the picture does not favor men’s political fortunes. Most media outlets focused on the fact that for [...]
The day I became aware of Dr. Benjamin Carson’s National Prayer Breakfast speech in the February, I was dumbfounded. As the President of the United States sat two chairs away, instead of delivering a speech that was billed as his account of how Jesus Christ was his ultimate role model, Carson launched into a 25-minute [...]
A few weeks ago, the Maddow Blog asked its readers: “How about it, blue dots in red states? Do you ever wonder if you’d be better off somewhere else? Do you get worn out by being in the political minority, or is it inspiring?” As a progressive, liberal, Muslim, feminist, Democrat living in yhe Lone [...]
See that photo? That is me, and my three-year-old Ben. When I was in my third trimester with him, my husband lost his health insurance which covered our entire family — my pregnant self, our oldest son who was a young toddler, and of course himself. When the economy tanked in 2008, before the presidential [...]
As November quickly approaches, there is no sign that the big three issues — the economy, gay rights, and women’s reproductive freedoms — are going to give up their firm hold on the national political stage. With both candidates keeping their eye on those issues with which they’re strongest — President Obama focusing heavily on [...]
What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They’re both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan’s children — ages seven, eight and nine — are in that childhood sweet spot. They’re just old enough not to need attention every moment of the day, but [...]
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 [...]
If there’s only one thing that everyone in America can agree on, it’s that our country has become more polarized and partisan than ever. Many of us are appalled by our elected representatives’ lack of civility, because we realize that the health and stability of our government demand that people on opposite sides of the [...]
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