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.
It appears that collectively, Congress would lose if they played the TV game, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? I think that most 5th graders would be better able to balance the budget and deal with the deficit.
Governor Perry has been extremely busy trying to regain traction for his campaign that his own ineptness has derailed. His recent flurry of activity does indeed bolster his assertion that he is not nearly as smart as our current president. Point scored, governor.
Is a six-year presidential term the solution to every problem that vexes the nation? Of course not. But is it a constitutional reform that merits serious public discussion? Absolutely.
The approximately 45-day pattern of elevating a candidate, then watching as that candidate melts down has apparently lapped itself, since Newt Gingrich has already been elevated and subsequently disintegrated back in May and June.
If today's young women were to do what Pelosi did -- have their children young, expect to get started on a career when those children were grown -- they would emerge to closed doors.
The insurance industry last month brought the Health Benefits Coalition out of storage. It is now the Essential Health Benefits Coalition, and its goal is to allow insurers and employers to continue selling policies that are swelling the ranks of the underinsured.
It will take a whole different crop of leaders and real public servants, who can work unencumbered by special interest influence, to truly cure what ails our nation.
There's nothing inherently wrong with being rich in America. What's wrong is when you use this wealth to disenfranchise and subjugate those who aren't.
I'm a Jewish supporter of Israel and Occupy Wall Street. Not big news, you'd think. But the right-wing noise machine needs some way to undermine this threat to the power and wealth of the 1%. So it's hit on "anti-Semitism." Oy!
"It's not a 'women's' movement, it's a human rights movement we are embarking on. I think in some regards men are more enraged -- fathers of daughters are concerned about their future."
I woke up very early on Sunday morning and thought the Relentless Conservative (RC) should head on down to see what Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was all about.
It must tell Washington in no uncertain terms, clear terms, what it wants. Because it is action, and effecting real change, that is ultimately at the core of any successful protest movement.