Tag: politics

Voting Is Contagious

Voting Is Contagious

I believe every vote matters. If you don’t believe that, then let me tell you why you’re wrong:  Because voting is, in fact, contagious. The behavior of one individual can widely impact the behavior of their social circle, and  this particularly applies to political behavior. […]

Hatred Is a Disease. What Is the Cure?

Hatred Is a Disease. What Is the Cure?

Hatred is spreading like an epidemic across the country. Just this past week, the United States has had another horrific mass shooting, and multiple attempted assassinations. The shooter targeted Jewish Americans at a synagogue; the mail bomber targeted prominent Democrats. What do the alleged perpetrators […]

Physicians Are Standing Up and Speaking Out

Physicians Are Standing Up and Speaking Out

If any physician suspects that a child (or an elder) is being abused, they are legally required to call the appropriate authorities. When Washington D.C. pediatrician Sanjiv Sriram saw that children were being abused, he did just that. He called Child Protective Services… on the […]

Science vs. Bullshit: Dr. Jen Gunter battles falsehood with facts, again

Science vs. Bullshit: Dr. Jen Gunter battles falsehood with facts, again

I hesitated  for about a millisecond before placing that swear word in the title. But it’s the least I can do to honor my favorite F-bomb-tossing social-media-savvy OB/GYN. Dr. Gunter has enjoyed some solidly positive news coverage for her lively Twitter takedown of GOOP, Gwyneth […]

Again? And what can/ should I do about it?

Again? And what can/ should I do about it?

Yes, I could write about the horror and tragedy of yet another senseless massacre on American soil.  But what really gets me is why this is allowed to keep happening.  I had a clue when I was originally considering offering to cover this topic for […]

I’m at a loss here. 

I’m at a loss here. 

It’s August. I did have a few summery, lighthearted posts lined up.  But then we had serious threats of nuclear warfare with North Korea, and I made the mistake of reading this potentially useful article about how to survive after an atomic bomb detonates near […]

Quality American Civics Lesson

Quality American Civics Lesson

“Mama, this is a very pretty march! So many people are wearing pink, and so many signs are pink, and even have kitties on them!” So observed my five-year-old girlie-girl daughter yesterday, Saturday, January 21st. There were marches in support of women’s rights (and everyone’s […]

What would I do if I saw someone being harassed? A story and a guide.

What would I do if I saw someone being harassed? A story and a guide.

Friday evening on the subway ride home, I witnessed something that made me uncomfortable, and compelled me to step forward. Was it harassment? Was it a hate crime? Was it any kind of an attack? Not… quite. Was one human being singled out from the […]

Where is Captain Underpants when we need him? No, but seriously- How do we talk to our children about the election?

Where is Captain Underpants when we need him? No, but seriously- How do we talk to our children about the election?

I’m mostly worried about the kids. They’ve been hearing about the election at school, and asking about it. Babygirl, a few weeks ago: “Mama, Stevie says Donald Trump is a bad man and a bully and he shouldn’t be president. He’s not president is he?” […]

The one political thing you need to read today was written by a Marine

The one political thing you need to read today was written by a Marine

This. This one essay by former Marine Corps officer Jake Cusack offers an empathetic and no doubt authentic explanation for both Donald Trump’s popularity, and why we should defeat him at all costs. Since you know you’ll be obsessively following the election all day, add […]