Monthly Archives: May 2012

If You Support Birth Control & Planned Parenthood, Say It Loud & Say It Proud (And Put It On Your Website)

I’ve long been frustrated by liberal/progressive candidates who hide the ball on their websites and in campaign material when it comes to stating their support for abortion rights and birth control. If they mention it at all, candidates tend to … Continue reading

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We Are Not German! Or, A Note on Random Capitalization

I cannot bite my tongue one more time, and so you, dear internet, get a remedial English grammar lesson. We are not German! We use capital letters with more restraint, and we do not use them for emphasis, no matter … Continue reading

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A Business I Now Need to Support

The New York Times profiled the owner of Replacements, Ltd., the fantastic source for filling out your collection of china, silver, and other dinnerware. In the months leading up to North Carolina‚Äôs vote this month to ban gay marriage, most … Continue reading

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Regressive Republicans Continue Their Assault on Women, Common Sense

A regressive Republican congressman from Arizona, Representative Trent Franks, has sponsored legislation that would ban abortions later than 20 weeks for residents of Washington, D.C. Regressive Republican Senator Mike Lee sponsored a companion bill in his chamber. The bill, by … Continue reading

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Why Kindergarten Graduation Ceremonies Matter

I will admit to being someone who has rolled my eyes so wildly at kindergarten graduation ceremonies that I may have done permanent damage to the connective tissue holding them into my head. I mean, come on. The little caps … Continue reading

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Regressive Republicans Wage War on Opportunity

Regressive Republicans, as you can tell from their denials, hand-wringing, whining about the big meanies in the mainstream media, and wacky rubber/glue attempts to blame the war on women ON WOMEN, are clearly waging a war on women. #WarOnWomen has … Continue reading

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Making the Pie Higher

You’re familiar with shopping malls, yes? A building where retailers co-locate to capitalize on larger crowds and economies of scale? I see you nodding yes, you’ve logged some time in these temples to consumer convenience, and you get it. Great. … Continue reading

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