Parents of children with Type 1 diabetes often experience "chronic sorrow." But my mother never let on that she had been given a double dose of grief while calmly doling out insulin, counting out precise numbers of grapes for my lunchbox and driving me to Cub Scouts and Hebrew school.
How many men and women are ready to commit to marriage at 21? Remember, the only time you can change a man is when he's in diapers. The Princeton mom's retro rhetoric is reminiscent of the "ring by spring" mandate for coeds to get engaged by graduation.
Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.
Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? In 1967, the nation's highest court knocked down state anti-miscegenation laws. Now the nation -- and the Supreme Court -- confronts a very similar situation, only this time the issue is same-sex marriage.
From Fox to CNN to NPR to "The Colbert Report," media coverage of the hearings highlighted the incisive questioning of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, "What gives the federal government the right to be concerned at all about the definition of marriage?" Sotomayor is correct.
It is never wise to predict U.S. Supreme Court decisions on oral arguments, or else Obamacare would have been repealed. Based on the Justices' line of questioning, however, it appears that they will overrule Proposition 8 -- but on narrow grounds that will only affect California.
When Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a scathing rebuke of an assistant U.S. Attorney based in San Antonio, she opened the Supreme Court's door to a discussion many of us have been having for several years all across this country.
Take the risk, find the allies, seek support. It works over and over. Try. Just do what Justice Sotomayor did.
There are many roadblocks to women's success. But the truth is that anything worth having is worth fighting for and it's going to take a lot more scuffles before we can say this battle is won.
We can talk about race and class in America all we want but Justice Sotomayor describes better than any sociologist or politician just what a different planet you live on if you have education, power, and wealth. And what it feels like if you don't.
Spitzer & Matalin discuss SOTU: Not bold (Nat'l Journal)? Liberal boilerplate (McConnell)? Or an historic bid to shrink inequality and leave a progressive legacy? Then: Given Rubio's flop sweat and cliches, is he old whine in a new bottle?
Sotomayor had two kernels of advice for us: "You have to be courageous in all that you do. You have to know when there's a time to fight." In other words, pick your moments and do it well.
What follows is an excerpt from Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge, a book where I try to explain life on the bench and the unknown parts of our legal system.
We must openly speak of our achievements. "To succeed in this world, you have to be known to people," Justice Sotomayor reminds us. We must step up the leadership and mentorship action. Through the ELLA Institute-Latina Leadership Network we are doing that.
They say speeches don't create change. THEY are wrong. Barack Obama's inaugural address lifted up a nation that has been downcast, instead of looking up at the one sky above us.