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Mother’s Day At Mommyland!

OK, you all know that I love the women at Rants from Mommyland like I love cake. I especially love when they use their powers for good and do these amazing service projects. Right now, they’re working with Naughty Betty…

The Week In WTF: Target Practice

TRIGGER WARNING: This post references violence against women. God, wouldn’t it be awesome if “target” in the title referred to the store and I was going to share a story about a surly employee doing something anti-social but hilarious? Sadly,…

New At The Broad Side: Is Social Media Really Activism?

This is one of my less popular opinions but I don’t think online tools are great for getting a message to decision makers. I think they’re good for organizing, disseminating messages among activists, and building momentum. However, I think that…

Every Second Tuesday

My son goes to preschool in a church building. The preschool isn’t run by the church, we jut rent space from them but we coexist with the congregation and their programs cordially. It’s a Methodist church, so a congregation that’s…

Stay At Home Pundit

My lovely, lovely readers! May I tell you all how thin you look? And your skin! Glowing! Just gorgeous, really. Now get yourself a cup of your beverage of choice and settle in for a few minutes. You may have…

This Week in WTF: North Carolina

I am cross-eyed with rage about this. Apparently, some bigots in the North Carolina legislature have introduced a bill making Christianity the official religion of North Carolina: Republican North Carolina state legislators have proposed allowing an official state religion in…

New on Babble: What Is Bullying?

There’s a great piece in the New York Times about what actually constitutes bullying and the problems with a defintion that’s too broad. I responded to it over at Babble, using a story from my own school bully experience. I’m…

The Invisible Boy

The first time I saw Max was on a sunny fall day in DC. His mom Maya was a friend from book club and I was warning her that her husband, a Realtor, would be spending the afternoon showing us…

Everything You Want To Know About Sequestration But Were Afraid To Ask

Three days ago, the President signed an order that codified a set of federal budget cuts known as The Sequester. Pundits have been screeching like scalded seagulls over this for weeks, decrying whichever party they feel is to blame for…

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