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Quit Whining, Liberals!

(132) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 10:57 AM

On Monday I attended a campaign event for Obama in Los Angeles. I ate a very expensive dinner, had a very expensive photo taken, and settled in for a very expensive talk with the President and a Q&A session. He started out talking about the direction the country was headed......

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The Traffic's Bad in L.A.

(3) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 3:16 PM

As a woman, I feel lucky to live in the United States. We may not be treated as perfect equals, and our government may refuse to ratify CEDAW, the international women's rights treaty, but at least we aren't subject to the suffering of women in other countries who are forced...

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Life Begins at 18 . . . Or Ends

(4) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 12:29 PM

I graduated high school at 18 amid a flurry of dances, Senior Nights, and lunches on restaurant patios. Over the summer I selected extra-long twin sheets for my dorm room at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and wool sweaters from J. Crew for the East Coast cold. My parents flew 3,000...

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CEDAW: I Didn't Know What It Was, Either

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 7:19 AM

I'm a progressive attorney and a feminist. I care about the Stupak/Pitts Amendment, Lilly Ledbetter, the epidemic of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the struggles of women in Afghanistan.

So why didn't I know about CEDAW? CEDAW (pronounced see-daw) is the Convention on the...

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350 Reasons to Act Now

(13) Comments | Posted October 24, 2009 | 11:48 AM

350. What's the significance of this number? It's the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, measured in parts per million, that is considered safe for humans according to leading scientists. What number are we at now? 390. We're already too big for our clothes.

Global warming is speeding...

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Stay in School, and Other Socialist Propaganda

(24) Comments | Posted September 8, 2009 | 4:37 PM

Claremont Elementary School in North Carolina, among other schools, refused to air President Obama's back-to-school speech earlier today. The rationale: what children hear should be up to their parents. (It's probably not a coincidence that most schools making this choice are located in districts where Obama lost to McCain.)


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Al Franken, Perry Mason, and Health Care: An Unlikely Trilogy

(4) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 3:48 PM

"One more thing, then we'll talk about health care."

I attended a party last night in honor of Senator Al Franken's big win (finally). The Senator clearly was enjoying himself as he addressed the crowd, and he talked about how much fun he was having in Congress. Senator Franken...

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Backwards and in High Heels: Thoughts on Madame Speaker

(5) Comments | Posted January 4, 2007 | 3:14 PM

"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." So said Ann Richards, who was honored and remembered at yesterday's tea in celebration of Nancy Pelosi's new job. Earlier that morning, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter commented that she doesn't know how Nancy does...

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