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Joan Blades

Curious Cats, Blind Men And Elephants: How To End America's Political Armageddon

Living Room Conversations | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

What if it's a lie that "curiosity killed the cat"? What if curiosity is just what we now need to save that lost cat named America?

Battling Polarization in Politics: Why Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Ralph Nader and the Tea Party Are Working Together

Bill Shireman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist, and George Shultz on the right, advocates from both sides of the political divide are gathering in the Bay Area, exploring ways to combine forces.

Silicon Valley: More Liberal Than Ever?

David Callahan | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology
David Callahan

Two things stand out about President Obama's visit to Facebook yesterday for a town hall hosted by Mark Zuckerberg. One is that Obama was there in th...

The Dignity of Work: Transforming the One-Size-Fits-All Workhouse Into a Custom-Fit Workplace

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Fuller

A culture of dignity in the workplace provides a competitive advantage because it means happier, healthier, more creative and productive employees.

'Soul Of A Citizen' Excerpt: How The Christian Coalition And MoveOn Helped Save The Internet Together

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

But when we create unexpected alliances that cross political lines, they can yield powerful results. Consider how MoveOn and the Christian Coalition helped save the Internet as we know it.

Reframe the Conversation: Health Care Insurance Reform is a Basic Human Rights Issue

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We can't just let the kooks rule the day or threaten violence with their words. Don't leave Speaker Pelosi fearing for political violence in the streets because we have not done our job.

Women Who Tech

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

As new media continues to be an amplifying platform for previously under-recognized constituencies and agendas, women are looking to claim their piece of the pie.

Sarah Palin's D.C. Office Refuses MomsRising Letter

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

The letter, which I wrote about previously, was to ascertain where Palin stands on issues directly impacting mothers and families.

Renowned Women Speak Out on Palin and the Election

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

I decided to pose identical questions by email to dynamic women -- Melissa Etheridge, Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler and more -- to just see what kind of responses would come in.

Women Respond To Palin -- Part 2, MomsRising

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

MomsRising tackles problems that don't get adequate recognition.