My Soapbox

Not Super

So. The Super Committee. Yeah. Let’s stop calling them “super”, shall we? It was so nice to think of this bi-partisan group of Congressional budget experts, a super squad of deficit crusaders, sitting in a conference room in the Capitol…

On Fetal Personhood Laws

There are rumblings in the reproductive choice world. Ominous ones. The kind of rumblings that are the beginnings of a drumbeat, a steady march to the steps of the Supreme Court where the anti-choice contingent hopes for a ruling that…

(Political) Party Foul

There’s a great New Yorker cartoon that shows a couple of dogs wearing suits in a boardroom and they’re saying “It’s not enough that we succeed. Cats must also fail.” Apart from the natural questions this raises like what sort…

Can Occupy Wall Street Work?

I’ve been putting off writing about Occupy Wall Street because I’m not sure what to say about it. I’m not even sure how to feel about it. But I feel like something needs to be said so here goes. For…

Congress Sucks

Not sure if you all heard that we were once again within a week of the government running out of money for operations. Yep. The current fiscal year (FY11) ends on the 30th and Congress does not have a plan…

Class Warfare

My new gig as an unemployed person leaves me a whole lot less time to peruse the news (ha! I’m a poet!). I catch headlines on the fly and hear snippets in passing rather than listening to CSPAN and MSNBC…

Health Care Reform: The Individual Mandate

Yeah. So. Health care reform. Deeeeep breath… I have refrained from talking about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act up until now because I was professionally involved in lobbying for its passage. People I worked with were involved…

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