The idea that there is no grand plan, no tried-and-true blueprint that can show us how to find our place in the world, is one scary thought. What the First Lady reminds us is that, as women, we're all in this together. And hooray for that.
Among Ronald Reagan's most damaging legacies was, I think, that he undermined the meaning of being a citizen in America. To him, we did not belong to a nation. We belonged only to ourselves. It would be nice to bring the concept of citizen back.
This is the election for the teenagers of America to make our voices heard. I got involved in organizing the DNC because participating in our democracy is more than casting a single vote or voicing an opinion once.
I tried to find the homophobes in Charlotte. Really, I did. But such voices were missing or muted at the convention. The memo went out this year to fully include gays.
From the remove of television, the most enlightening way to soak up the now-completed political conventions was to simply mute the sound, absorb the pictures and merely look at who was there.
The War on Women has been raging nationwide with Tea Party-controlled state legislatures and governors signing into law multiple bills that attack wom...
Eva Longoria's DNC petting moment rivals Eastwood's empty chair -- as a distraction all the more welcome to both parties wanting to talk about anything that doesn't matter.
What the Democrats needed to do this week was very clearly lay out what they had intended to accomplish during the first term and why it didn't happen. Which nobody did. Not in the specifics necessary to cut through the Koch money we're going to be drowning in.
A brief flash of TV footage underscores a huge problem for all card-carrying Medicare recipients: they are sitting targets for identity theft. We need a paradigm shift in the way we see identify theft: the ultimate guardian of the consumer is the consumer.
The Democrats are the only ones who have a specific plan to improve quality in health care, access to affordable coverage, and ultimately a way to control costs. The Republicans? Repeal. No real plan to replace.
From 3D nail art with patriotic razzle-dazzle to oversized shawls with photorealistic images of President O., the message was loud and clearly creative. Strikingly partisan headpieces created millinery magic and designer sneaks shouted "go bold or go home."
2012 is truly an election about science. Science is truly a differentiator between the parties -- with climate science being the most extreme example of this. And on this, the American public (and America's scientists) are not sympathetic to the Republican Party.
The tough part about this is pretty simple stuff. If the media isn't reporting a problem, it's much less likely to get solved.
It was the Democrats' turn this week to try to mend some boo-boos about religious intolerance at their convention in Charlotte, N.C.
A "social issue" is where to seat people at a dinner table. It's code for "lady things" -- these are words whose only purpose is to trivialize ideas central to our future well-being and democracy by virtue of associating them with women.
If Romney is elected, Koch's profits, not America's welfare, will lead the White House must do list.