The Hoohaa Monologues: Vaginas, Snickers Bars, and a Well Spoken Black Man
There is a deep, sad sickness in America. It is not a new disease. It has no classification in our medical texts. It has been around as long as anyone can remember, and most people simply ignore it as they meander through their daily lives. The disease is prejudice - sexism, homophobia, racism... This disease can be cured. It grows through ignorance and shrinks in its absence.
Friday, February 2, 2007(2 comments)
The Most Intelligent Female in America
Cal Thomas wrote a column yesterday talking about how Hillary Clinton is not as adept at spin and whatnot as Bill Clinton was - okay, I can agree with him on that, Bill Clinton was a master...
The Next Wave: Feminism in the 21st Century, Part II
Due to the egregious abortion ban recently signed into law in South Dakota, which does not allow for legal abortions in cases of rape and incest, discussions of rape and its prevalence in our society, as well as its effects, have increased almost exponentially with each day that passes.
The Last Bastion of Free Speech: The Internet
For many of us, the Internet is the last bastion of democratic process in this country. It allows us to communicate, organize, get informed, and stay in touch with the rest of the world.
Dont give up your power.
It's the Term Limits, Stupid.
By imposing mandatory term limits on all branches of our democratic government, we can finally fully realize the dream of our nation's founders--a government that is truly of, by, and for the people, with laws created by the consent of the governed.
Friday, February 17, 2006(1 comments)
War Crimes, continued...
Now is a time for action--words do not change the course of history--the actions of brave people do.
Thursday, February 16, 2006(1 comments)
The problem lies not in the world seeing these photographs. The problem lies in the policy of the US government to commit war crimes against its prisoners.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006(1 comments)
The Law Stands... in the Way of No Powerful Man
Vice President Dick Cheney shot a rich lawyer buddy on a hunting trip over the weekend.
At first, this just seemed like another random moment in the new American bizarro world, and I was ready to move on to more important things. But over the span of three days, several disturbing pieces of information about the incident have been disclosed to the public.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Walk Tall and Carry a Big Shtick
Tom Vilsack thinks that it is "debatable" whether or not the President's warrantless wiretapping was illegal. Its not debatable, Tom. Even the President has admitted that. But since the DLC (Debilitated Lunatic Club) cant seem to figure it out, Im going to help them along.
Thursday, February 9, 2006(1 comments)
The President Who Cried Wolf
In the past, the lies that have come out of the White House have at least been potentially almost kind of true. Now weve reached a new low.
Echoes of Fascism: Rhetoric We've Heard Before
According to Dr. Lawrence Britts 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism, we are in big trouble here in the Disunited States of America. While the American right continues to laugh at our comparisons of Bushs ongoing rhetoric and the rhetoric of fascist dictator Adolf Hitler, it is no laughing matter.
Trading One War for Another
The story of a woman who fled the civil war in Uganda and came to the Land of the Free, only to see her son imprisoned for trying to exercise his rights.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The Progressive Revolution
For years, true progressives within the Democratic Party have fought to force the party to hold on to our ideals. We have called, and emailed, and written letters, and showed up at office doors, and set up our own infrastructure that tries to fight the Democrats battles for them.
Filibuster Monday: Do Your Part
Call as many of the US Senators on this list as you can on Monday morning. Tell them that "we the people" do not want Sam Alito on the United States Supreme Court.
Make your voices heard!
Saturday, January 28, 2006
No More Time for Ignorance
From every corner of this great nation, I hear why? Why, why, why, why, why wont people listen to us? Why are people so short-sighted? Why are people so narrow-minded? Why are other people trying to push their morals on the entire country?
You have got to be freaking kidding me.
Thursday, January 26, 2006(1 comments)
Conservatives are not Stupid!
Two years ago, cognitive scientist and renowned linguist George Lakoff gave us Dont Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
We see our service members as heroesthose who stand and fight when the rest of us are sitting comfortable at our dinner tables and desks. What we often dont see are the heroes they leave behind...
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The State of the Union
With the Presidents State of the Union address less than a week away, now is the perfect time to ask him why he sent these soldiers from their homes and families to fight and die.
Friday, January 20, 2006
It's Bigger than Google
The only thing that can change what our kids do when they are alone is not leaving them alone.