Archive for 'Politics'

Live Online Broadcast: PBS NewsHour Election 2010

I am hosting the PBS NewsHour Election Night 2010 Live online broadcast. Please check in at 10 pm to watch. Share and Enjoy:

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When Voting Was a Radical Act

There was a time when voting  was considered a radical act, when the suffragists marched, demanding that they had their own voice, that they were able to speak for themselves.  There was a time when women walked to that ballot box, slipped in their ballot, BEAMING that they stood for their own convictions, that they [...]

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What Matters to Me this Election

As we move towards election day, I am thinking more and more about the top issues I care about in this election.  This election is far too important, far too many issues that are critical. It can be downright infuriating and confusing, cutting through all the rhetoric and  extremist banter.  And I think that single [...]

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In a  completely Orwellian move, Philadelphia has decided to increase revenue flow and put a dent in its debt problem by charging  Philadelphia bloggers a $300 business privilege license.  According to the City Paper, this fee will be levied on the account that a blogger has the potential to make money off of their blog, [...]

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Hot Air Will Not Save The Gulf

Tonight, President Obama gave a speech from the solemn setting of the oval office.  He supposedly laid out his plan on how we can limit our dependence on foreign oil and how we can help the situation in the Gulf. What I heard was alot of hot air. The president evoked prayer.  The president evoked [...]

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So, our local teacher’s union has been on strike this past week, and the strike continues.  It has been an extremely busy week of playdates, trips to the museum, and homeschooling, all while trying to meet some very difficult work deadlines.  It has been a delicate balance that has involved much stress…. and subsequent relief once deadlines [...]

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