As the decades of my own advocacy on behalf of women pile up, I'm ever more convinced that women lead differently if given the chance to express our genuine styles, passions, and priorities.
Instead of rehashing the same tired arguments every time gas prices jump, let's focus on real solutions to curb our oil addiction. Drilling more is definitely not one of them; cutting consumption in half is. So let's stop the blame game and get to work.
"[Republicans] run against me because I'm effective. They came in massively against us because they feared what we were trying to do for women and men in the workplace -- and it has an impact."
If you were going to compare one current member of Congress to Dagny Taggart, who would it be? Please feel free to explain your reasoning, and remember, there are no wrong answers except "Nancy Pelosi."
Take this news quiz and test your memory of this past week's events.
Pelosi said President Barack Obama, in providing food through the food stamp program, is doing what the Gospel of Matthew 25:35-40 asks us to do -- to take care of the least of our brethren.
This week saw the triumphant return of Stephen Colbert after two harrowing days off the air. President Obama continued his quest to out-sing all of his Republican rivals. And Mitt Romney compared himself to George Constanza.
Nancy Pelosi has finally recognized that Colbert's comedy may actually be playing a major role in drawing public attention to flaws in the democratic process.
Following the Catholic Church's declaration of war on contraception, the Republican-controlled House decided to delve deeper into the issue of women's health. Fair enough. But where were the women?
We are mothers, sisters and daughters. We are multi-taskers, leaders and advocates. We are care-takers, Governors and executives. We are 51% of the population. Yet still, in 2012, women are seeing vicious attacks on basic rights. How did this happen?
Maybe we should go to a government that runs leaner and does not requires so much fuel. Maybe we should require government to run like a family or a small business by living within their means. Maybe we should listen to Paul Ryan.
Obama's educational plan not only fails according to my standards, but worse, it fails according to his own.
Hobbies: Oh my goodness! There are so money... er... I mean many. I like to think a lot. Did I mention that I have a Ph.D from Tulane University?
Everywhere this year, we're seeing the power of the instant activist. Insidery D.C. lobbying fights may be ripe for technology-driven disruption just like political campaigns were a decade ago.
Who are these people that we've sent to Washington to represent us? Do they live in this country? Do they see the same news reports, pass the same shuttered businesses, hear the same desperate stories from their friends and family? One has to wonder.
How much more bloodshed do we need to see before the system is fixed? May the suicide of Joaquin Luna not go in vain.