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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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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
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?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 30, 2008
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.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
Advantage Biden Boy meets girl at the Vice Presidential debate. But while the guy was a gentleman, the gal was no lady.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2008
Whose Opening Advantage? The first presidential debate draws little blood. But everybody came away with something - especially Barack Obama
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 25, 2008
Tears and Bookends The Democratic National Convention opens with cheers and tears, and a welcome new look at Michelle Obama.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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???
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The Benediction of Big Al Al Gore has now endorsed Barack Obama. If that's the best we can get, I'll take it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 23, 2007
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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2007
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?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Things We Saved in the Fire Democratic backbone these days resembles the smoldering wreckage on so many Southern California hillsides. Except in one case.

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