The Value of a Vote

A celebration of the (concept of the) right to vote.

Heading in to work recently, I turned on the radio (yes, just a good old-fashioned FM car radio—I’ll bet you didn’t know those were still in use!) and caught the news mid-story. This is what I heard:

(Interviewee) It was great, the first time I vote for the American president. It’s very amazing, and I’m honored.[Read more]

Congress Needs To Extend The Wind Production Tax Credit

Wind Turbine

Some things stay the same and some things never change. There you go — easy. You can say the same thing two different ways. The issue here is the Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), or of more concern, the fact that it might soon be history. This credit has been helping wind energy producers get a foothold in the electricity marketplace for some years now.… [Read more]

Citizens United Continues to Undermine Our Once Democratic Election Process

Ballot Paper

The 2010 Supreme Court ruling in favor of Citizens United against the Federal Election Commission has certainly been controversial. Those in favor of the ruling simply argue the ruling is a victory for freedom of speech and the freedom to raise unlimited campaign funds. The fact that unions, non-profits, and corporations are now viewed as ‘citizens’ has critics of the ruling up in arms.… [Read more]

I Am Every Woman

Business Concept - Team of Women by jscreationzs

Something to consider as we close out Women’s History Month, 2012.

I’m every woman, it’s all in me (Strength, courage, ambition)

Anything you want done baby, I’ll do it naturally (From creating life to creating empires)

I’m every woman, it’s ALL in me (The fight to be respected  and accepted as an equal)

I can read your thoughts right now,  Every one – from A to Z (It doesn’t take much to read the minds of those who are trying to keep us in ‘our place’.… [Read more]

A Hungry Mob Is An Angry Mob*

Angry_Mob_by_Acwraith - Artist: Peter Clark

Them belly full but we hungry… A hungry mob is an angry mob

          ~  *Bob Marley, ‘Them Belly Full’

Powerful words – and they’re something that those at the top of the socio-political pyramid should think about.  Personally, I am waiting for the day when those who don’t have ‘a full belly’, i.e., the poor and ever-declining middle-class, finally become truly angry.  … [Read more]