Whether the conversation is between a candidate and a reporter, or a press conference demand for a wholesale change in editorial policy depends on the particulars. The point is: Women can't let sexism go.
What must happen in our state before our kids, our little kids, tug at our hearts and minds and wallets? Kids afraid to go to school. Afraid to walk home from school. Afraid to be in their house. Afraid that we have totally forgotten they matter because they can't afford to lobby us.
After a cliff-hanger of a union vote, Boeing will stay here in Washington state. But the joy is not universal and it's not deep, and who knows how long it will last? Lingering in the craw are Boeing's hardball, take-it-or-we-leave-the-state tactics.
In a move that has rankled many in this predominantly conservative Christian state, the Satanic Temple in New York has formally applied with the Oklahoma Capitol's grounds committee to build a statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed depiction of Satan, in the state's capitol building.
Across the country we are witnessing a wholesale attack by the right wing on workers, unions, women's health, the environment, LGBT issues, civil rights, immigration and nearly every other right that Americans hold near and dear.
Under Democratic leadership, Wisconsin was an economic leader. Now, with Republicans in charge, Wisconsin is jogging in place while the rest of the nation has caught up, and some Democratic-led states like Minnesota are beginning to accelerate away.
The Supreme Court has essentially thrown the ball to state legislatures to take up the future of voting rights and LGBT equality. To move forward we need Democrats to have majorities so they can move the ball in the right direction.
Supporting our veterans is not cheap; it involves a real investment in both policy and budget priorities. But our veterans put our country first and stepped up, and on this Memorial Day, state legislators of both parties need to be standing up for veterans with real resources as well.
I also spend every day fighting to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, and most importantly telling them that their vote matters. Yet these same Virginia Republicans have pursued legislation that directly undermines our voting process.
Everyone please step away from the ledge. The public discourse about mandated trans-vaginal ultrasounds for abortion patients is completely out of control--among both abortion rights opponents and abortion rights supporters.
California shows that deep political and governance deadlocks can be broken, and progress made. This holds a lesson both for the national government but also for other states. Maybe, the rest of us outside the state ought to pay attention.