Americans have said 'yes' to fair pay for women, 'yes' to policies that make our workplaces more family friendly, 'yes' to ending gender discrimination and strengthening consumer protections in health insurance, and 'yes' to a more patient- and family-centered health care system.
No single election can resolve the underlying drivers of partisanship. More and more, compelled by the deep imperative for our safety and survival, we are circling the wagons of our own unique groups and treating those with whom we disagree as the enemy.
Being a moderate Republican can be very lonely. I supported Mitt Romney for the simple reason that I believed that he would accomplish more than our current president. In truth, there is no real Republican Party today.
If we had elected a "Personhood President," there would be cause for great concern. As we head into the next four years, expect this contingent to continue to attempt to make personhood, not Roe v Wade, the law of the land.
I can't tell conservatives how to feel after the elections, but I would urge my proud liberal comrades to consider the moral hazards of absolutizing privacy and individual choice at the expense of community and the common good.
With the election over, efforts to regain our nobility also mean we need now to restore civility in dialogue. Virulent bipartisanship must to yield to bold cooperation. All Americans must work as one for the spiritual and material health of our country and beyond.
So what does Obama's re-election have to teach the world? One thing: the culture wars are over. These elections were not about abortion, guns, gays, or god -- they were about demographics.
The choice this nation makes today will have an enormous impact upon the freedom, health and safety of American women and girls. As a teacher of pastoral theology and care, I urge readers to consider the well-being of women when you cast your vote for president on Tuesday.
It is decidedly the economy, not something like abortion rights, but the question to ask isn't whether you base your vote on who will better handle the economy, it's should you base your vote on how you think a candidate will handle the economy.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, evangelical Christians widely believed the Bible says life begins at birth and supported looser abortion policies. Given current evangelical anti-abortion activism, the reality and significance of this history deserves fuller discussion.
It doesn't take a prognosticator to conjure the various scenarios pregnant women who wish to terminate their pregnancy will consider when Roe vs. Wade is overturned and safe abortions become illegal.
An elderly man, white, lectured me on the degradation of our political system and predicted a revolution after this election. A woman heard why I was there and yelled at me to get off her stoop.
If the Romney campaign talked -- and talked candidly -- about how a President Romney would restrict access to contraception and abortion, it would have great difficulty getting women in swing states to vote for him.
What could I say to my conservative father, at this 11th hour that might make him understand why I think Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are not just terrible options, but genuinely dangerous to me and his grandchildren?
In the next few days, hundreds of thousands of my fellow Catholics will vote for Mitt Romney with the belief that he is a pro-life leader who will work to end abortion. Nothing could be further from the truth.
How can conservative Republicans claim to be pro-life when their purported concern for the individual life ends immediately at birth?