You see those commercials. Their homes are spotless; everything in place and organized -- pretty much sparkling. Their babies are always giggling and smiling. I think I'd like to make my own commercial of what it's really like to be the parent of a one year old.
Respect. Inclusivity. Empowerment. Communication. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of sexuality education. But unfortunately, for many New York City students and high school graduates, these words are far from how they remember their sex education experience.
Forget the debates. They don't matter. Barring the revelation of a shocking personal scandal, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will win the Republican presidential nomination next year.
Real trials discover truth. Political carnivals dressed up as "hearings," like the inquisitions of Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton on Benghazi, are about fantasies of power and the outcome of elections.
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
Planned Parenthood and other family-planning clinics hold a central place as part of a truly robust health care and health/safety education solution. They're working. And we need more -- not less -- support and building upon what's working.
Deadly, debilitating diseases don't care if you're liberal or conservative. The hyper-politicization of biomedical research threatens future life-saving medical advancements.
Equal pay is an issue for all women in this country, but unlike the 79 cents to every dollar statistic that most of us are familiar with, Latinas only make 55 cents for every $1 dollar paid to white men. 55 cents.
I've seen a lot of articles following the presidential debate, and to say it's one-sided is an understatement.
October 15th will mark the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month, but as we reflect on Latino communities' history of resilience in the face of injustice, we must also recognize the mounting challenges that still lay ahead.
Fundamentalism is a problem regardless of the religion to which it pertains, since it brings with it a highly conservative mentality that only benefits a few. Gateway fundamentalism is the slow and steady encroachment of religion through once-secular government and democratic processes.
"Usually we space these things out a bit, but I'm sure we can come up with fresh, exciting ideas to alarm and piss off Americans until the 2016 election and beyond."
It's not inherently dangerous to debate Planned Parenthood's right to exist and receive public funding, but it is dangerous to continue to debate women's right to healthcare as opposed to their actual access to it.
Now that Rep. Kevin McCarthy has bowed out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, there's only one logical choice to replace him: Washington Congresswoman Catherine McMorris Rodgers.
Journalists try to gather information. Protesters try to push buttons. Sam Dorman's admission that he was trying to push a button on Pelosi and provoke the response he got is all the evidence we need that he was in protest mode, not journalist mode.
If we want to really discuss the ethics of abortion, and of fetal tissue research, let's have a conversation based on science, law and fact. Political maneuvering and grandstanding do not give these issues -- or women -- the respect they deserve.