The Least Among Us

Why are people so angry at those in need?

Every day, quote after quote pops up on social media sites. Often it’s the words of Ben Franklin* (inaccurately accredited to the Bible):  “God helps those who helps themselves.” Yesterday I read “You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.” These are the words of a Presbyterian minister, but had been falsely presented as a quote from Abraham Lincoln as “proof” that our 16th President had much in common with today’s Conservative agenda.… [Read more]

I Still Believe

It’s election time in the good ole U. S. of A. One party is attempting to give a President with baggage another four years in office while the other party has nominated a less than exciting candidate who has failed thus far to unite his party, but still believes this candidate can win on the “referendum against the President” vote.… [Read more]

Snooze News

I’m in trouble. It’s less than 24 hours before my article is due — and I got nothing.

I try to keep my posts current. I watch news, I read papers, I peruse the Internet, continually looking for stories that interest me. Occasionally when I’m hitting a wall, I’ll drive around with Fox News playing on XM and something usually jumps out at me to get me going.… [Read more]

Dear Republican Friends

Dear Republican Friends:

We disagree on much. We have different philosophies on just about everything. However, for those who share my curiosity of people and desire to understand and know more, we enjoy these differences. We argue, debate and learn from each other. I enjoy these discussions and truly value opinions that differ from my own.… [Read more]

Ms. Huffington, I Disagree

But let me make this clear: There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al Qaeda leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will.… [Read more]

Rumor Has It

“Questions have been raised…”

This is the phrase uttered by Megyn Kelly today on Fox News. “Questions have been raised ” about White House staffers in connection to the Colombian prostitution scandal. “Now Senators are asking more questions about the White House advance team’s possible involvement.”

Yes. Questions have been raised. By Fox News. Just pull up the website.… [Read more]

The Toughest Job?

I have a confession to make. I am a stay at home  mom- and it is NOT the toughest job I have ever had. It is not even close.

Repetitive. Occasionally mind numbing. Monotonous. Often fun. And in the best of moments, unbelievably wonderful. But the most difficult ??  I know we’ve all spent the last week running from Hilary Rosen, falling all over ourselves praising stay at home Moms —  but as a woman who has done both, I don’t I buy it.… [Read more]

The Show Must Go On

The campaign to showcase the GOP’s “War on Women” has been a total success. Women are discussing everything from contraceptive coverage to long overdue membership at Augusta. And as women are becoming more engaged in the political system, looking carefully at candidates at every level, and educating themselves about what is really being proposed by conservatives – the President’s numbers are rising. … [Read more]

Why Do They Hate Us?

Last week I took my three children to Ground Zero. It was the first time any of us had visited the Memorial and the first real exposure my two 6 year olds have had to September 11th.

We began the tour by visiting a large photographic timeline of how things unfolded that dreadful day. I was not prepared for the overwhelming sadness I felt as I stood there, a six year old hand in each of mine, my sensitive 9 year old undoubtedly wishing I had a third to offer her.… [Read more]

Miles to Go

On vacation with my family, I decided to also take a  vacation from news for a few days. When I stumbled back into the cycle, the Trayvon Martin story was everywhere. The more I read, the more baffled I became. No one knows, of course, exactly what happened in the moments before the gun went off,  but we do know a kid with Skittles and Ice Tea in his hands is dead and the shooter has not been arrested.… [Read more]

The Power of the Pill

Give ’em Hell, Jane!

My dad has been saying that to me for as long as I can remember. We’d sing along with “Stop and Smell the Roses” on the 8 Track , he’d pull up in front of the preschool, kiss me on the cheek and send me on my way with a “Give ’em Hell, Jane!”

I’ve always felt empowered.… [Read more]

Santorum’s Missing Link

What’s going on with the latest “Not Mitt” candidate and his educational plan? Last week Santorum made quite a name for himself by senselessly calling the President a snob for wanting more American’s to reach for higher education. WHAT?? Okaaaay…If opportunity is bad, what other brilliant ideas does Santorum have?

According to his website, Santorum says “Education is the responsibility of parents, local schools (public and private), and states in that order.” He has said recently that “the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic.” So he is against government spending on education, right?… [Read more]