Tag Archives: politics

Be A Happy Warrior

After an hour, I gave up trying to call Senator Chuck Schumer. His D.C. number played its monotonous busy signal to my wide-eyed young Android, who had never heard such quaint music, and the voicemail boxes at three of his … Continue reading

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The Perils of Prophecy

On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, I wrote some predictions about the Presidency of Barack Obama, folded them, stapled them shut, and put them in my desk drawer at work. On December 1, 2010, I didn’t open it, but added a … Continue reading

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“Mom, What’s the Right Age to Start Having Sex?”

“Mom, what’s the right age to start having sex?” That was exactly the question I wasn’t expecting, sitting with my 13-year-old son and my husband in a restaurant overlooking the Hudson, sipping a cocktail, waiting for our food to arrive. I … Continue reading

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Don’t Pray for Peace

Lately, we’ve all been hearing many prayers for peace, but it’s not prayer or the lack of it that is our problem. There are limited resources in this world–land, water, oil, food, money, power. People fight over them, as they … Continue reading

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The Anti-Debate

If you like to get drunk, Presidential debate drinking games will never let you down. You can’t possibly lose. Candidates portion out their stump speeches into 2-minute chunks, answer the questions they feel like answering rather than the ones they’re … Continue reading

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Permission Slip

Today’s post contains a gift for readers who already know which candidate they intend to vote for in the American Presidential election this November. If you’ve been following the campaign since the Tim Pawlenty days and are sickened by the stupidity, disgusted … Continue reading

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