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Mary Lyon is a veteran broadcaster ad five-time Golden Mike Award winner, who has anchored, reported, and written for the Associated Press Radio Network, NBC Radio "The Source," and many Los Angeles-area stations including KRTH-FM/AM, KLOS-FM, KFWB-AM, and KTLA-TV, and occasional media analyst for ABC Radio News.  She began her career as a liberal activist with the Student Coalition for Humphrey/Muskie in 1968, and helped spearhead a regional campaign, "The Power 18," to win the right to vote for 18-year-olds. She remains an advocate for liberal causes, responsibility and accountability in media, environmental education and support of the arts for children, and green living. In addition to OpEdNews, Mary writes for Democrats.us, World News Trust, and WeDemocrats.org's "We! The People" webzine. Mary is also a parenting expert, having written and illustrated the book "The Frazzled Working Woman's Practical Guide to Motherhood."

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Still Ails America Dr. Obama has made an emergency House (and Senate) call. But will it be enough to lift health care reform off the critical list?

Saturday, July 4, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Freedom Isn't Free - We Still Aren't Free of Sarah Palin For Sarah Palin, saying "good-bye" means never having to say you're really leaving.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Meaning of the Spector Switch There's a lot more behind the leap Arlen Spector just took across party lines. And that leap spans a lot more than just the proverbial center aisle.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Tale of Two Speeches Nothing could be more glaring than to compare President Obama's speech with Governor Jindal's Republican response. It's no wonder America has cast its lot with the Dems.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Three Little Words Being big enough and honest enough to admit you made a mistake has become a presidential act. Why can't the Republicans try it for themselves?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The "Bush Effect" - Hopefully for a Third and LAST Time The spinners are out in furious force to rewrite George W. Bush's White House history. But all you have to do is think back, and make a list, to know the full, real, and bitter truth.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I Helped Pay for That, Too, Senator McCain The half-hour Obama video brings out the worst in John McCain, as he leaps to suspect the worst in many of us.

Friday, October 3, 2008 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Advantage Biden Boy meets girl at the Vice Presidential debate. But while the guy was a gentleman, the gal was no lady.

Saturday, September 27, 2008 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whose Opening Advantage? The first presidential debate draws little blood. But everybody came away with something - especially Barack Obama

Monday, August 25, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tears and Bookends The Democratic National Convention opens with cheers and tears, and a welcome new look at Michelle Obama.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I Dreamed I Had a Bull's-Eye on My Back Actions, and reactions, have consequences. The UUC shootings in Tennessee prove that anti-liberal extremists can be prodded - by propaganda - into murder.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The G in GOP Stands for Ghoul Didn't somebody somewhere awhile back talk about fear itself as being the only thing we had to fear? What happened???

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Benediction of Big Al Al Gore has now endorsed Barack Obama. If that's the best we can get, I'll take it.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It Just Takes ONE I was seriously thinking of writing this column about a crisis of conscience: somebody – anybody – tell me why I should bother being a Democrat anymore. The past several weeks have been almost literally hair-tearing. Our hesitancy about the confirmation of Michael Mukasey as Attorney General was recently validated when he stonewalled efforts to investigate the deliberate destruction of CIA torture tapes...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Giver of Pain and Delight The original "Star Trek" series had an episode called "Spock's Brain" - that boasts an exquisitely descriptive line that's stuck in my brain for decades. The episode explored one of those male-versus-female societal structures in which the men, savage, near-Troglodyte types, spoke of the dominant opposite sex as "the givers of pain and delight." One of those hapless men, lo these many years later, is Rudy Giuliani.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Spoiled Sports See how they run - with their ball, straight back home. The separate decisions by Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott and ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert to bail out early from Capitol Hill has left me with visions of hot kitchens dancing in my head. Too hot, apparently, for either of these gents. Why am I not surprised?

Friday, November 23, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who's the Turkey Now? I knew this would happen. On this week when most of America sits down to a bounteous turkey dinner, some chickens have started coming home to roost. And the taste is tender and juicy indeed. Months ago, mid-gossip, I wrote on one of my favorite progressive political blog/chat sites that I thought we should all be keeping our eyes peeled for the "I Didn't Do It" books.

Friday, November 9, 2007 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Meaning of America I think maybe it's time to start asking the following question: What have we come to? Who do we think we are as Americans, here and now, in early November, 2007? We've got a year before we collectively express ourselves via the ballot box. So who are we, anymore?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
When "Brownie" Meets "Jeffie" As a retired journalist, let me just say – I've gotta hand it to these people. As my late mother would have said, "they have more nerve than the guy who ate the first oyster." "They" in this case are our friends at the "new-and-improved" FEMA.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Things We Saved in the Fire Democratic backbone these days resembles the smoldering wreckage on so many Southern California hillsides. Except in one case.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Gore's Not the Only One Who Won Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize is a great victory for him, and a great validation for the millions who always believed in him.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Chastening The lunatics are leaving the White House asylum. And as they go, they leave all blame, acceptance of responsibility, or true contrition to somebody else.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rush to Judgment (I Hope) One of the nation's leading chickenhawks may have started a war he can't win.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mahmoud and Me The controversial visit of Iran's president shines a glaring light on an overriding crisis of trust - and what we simply have to find a way to get beyond.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Shock Treatment Whether dissent is put down through cold shoulder or hot electric jabs, the frustration remains the same. Many of us are STILL not being heard.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Something Wicked This Way Came September 11th 2007 has only added insult to the injury of six years ago, as the reputation of yet another general becomes the latest casualty in the "War on Terror."

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Everything But the Plastic Turkey Bush's latest surprise visit to Iraq, like the handful of others before it, was hardly a reflection of the truth over there. But do you think most of America will catch on?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Alberto Gonzales Did a "Good" Job George W. Bush has occasional accidents of honesty. The latest lapse occurred with his assessment of the legacy of Alberto Gonzales.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
All Roads Still Lead to Rove "Bush's Brain" REALLY saying sayonara? I wouldn't bet the house (or the White House) on it.

Friday, August 10, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Yet Another Bridge Too Far The bridge disaster in Minneapolis should finally make us face the bridge we really have to repair. There is another bridge that needs crossing. And it's that unmentionable bridge, that fearsome Bridge-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, The Bridge WAY Too Far, especially for America's loyal, patriotic CONservatives. They fear to tread that way even more than they shrink from accountability.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Bridge Too Far The Minneapolis bridge isn't the only bridge that's broken. The bridge we have to build, as Americans, is that which links tax revenue to serving the greater public good.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Very Vitter Pill The Perils of the Pecadillo, or how the DC Madam's latest goat endangered his Senate career, his reputation, his partisan pals, and his Significant Other Woman.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Leave 'Em Wanting Moore It takes a rumpled but wide-awake media outsider to teach a lesson that the well-coifed, best-dressed media insiders chose to sleep through.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Scooter and the Tipping Points The latest outrage over Scooter Libby MAY have been the "last straw." But whose? Ours, Congress,' or Bush's?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"And You're Okay with This?" There simply MUST come a time when even Congress says Dick Cheney has gone too far.

Saturday, June 16, 2007 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Paris Means Is justice blind - or merely blonde? If it can happen to Paris Hilton, it should happen to Scooter Libby and his GOP scofflaw friends, also.

Friday, June 8, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Undebatably Yours, Revisited If the Democrats can cave, so can I So much for leaving the GOP debaters on "ignore"...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Undebatably Yours When is just about any Democrat acceptable? When they're up against just about any Republican.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I STILL Stand with Cindy Cindy Sheehan's anguish should be our own. But her withdrawal from the anti-war frontlines should not be.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Texas Poled 'Em" There's only one way to play the game with George W. Bush and Alberto Gonzales and friends. And that is to refuse to play in the first place.

Friday, May 11, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
ALL These People Scare Me The climate of fear and loathing in this country has become like a door -- that now, at long last, is swinging both ways.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why we MUST Impeach - A Second Look The courage of Dennis Kucinich should hit all of us, especially our Congress, directly in the conscience. IMPEACHMENT isn't just an option. It's an urgent necessity.

Monday, April 23, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Am I Laughing or Crying? Barrump-bump! The only cutting edges present at the 2007 White House Correspondents Association dinner were with the forks and spoons at each place setting. Sadly enough, the association itself remains a group of disgracefully dull blades.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Talking a Tragedy to Death In the aftermath of a national nightmare, sometimes the only solace available can be found around the watercooler.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Stain on McCain John McCain's foolish, ill-advised, misguided loyalty to George W. Bush has put him on a "Straight-Talk Express" straight to Hell.

Saturday, March 17, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Torturing Alberto Perhaps with the week he's been having, Alberto Gonzales feels like the guy with the hood and the wires attached to his fingers. And no wonder.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
St. Patrick and the Snakes My reaction to the "fibby libby" verdicts, AND to the reactions from others. The ultimate conclusion to this trial will only be satisfactory if the many questions left unanswered by Patrick Fitzgerald's efforts are finally addressed.