Justice Thomas, We Still Believe Her!

October 9, 2011

Twenty years ago this month the nation watched the live spectacle of the Clarence Thomas – Anita Hill hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was considering the fitness of Judge Thomas to fill the enormous shoes left on the U.S. Supreme Court by the resignation of Justice Thurgood Marshall. At the time Thomas was […]

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Sexploitation of the News

September 16, 2011

I can’t swear to the veracity of this incident but the faculty believes it happened.  As the story goes, one of the journalism graduates from my college applied for a job at a small television station.  The executive interviewing her asked if she had ever considered getting breast implants.  He reportedly asked that question?  Outrageous.  […]

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What About Jobs?

July 25, 2011

The past couple of weeks in Washington have been insane. Congressional and White House meetings over debt relief and deficit reduction look like a wicked dance of death between Democrats and Republicans in the political theater called Divided Government. The negotiations…well, there really weren’t negotiations on both sides.  The Democrats just folded in the face […]

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Sister of Mine

July 1, 2011

“Mom had a massive stroke,” my nephew, Tony, called to tell me in a breathless voice.  “She’s being moved to ICU.” The words stabbed my heart.  My pulse began to race.  I started to itch.  My only sibling, Jackie, could die.   I asked my nephew to let me know as soon as there was any […]

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Michelle and Sarah? Spare Me.

June 22, 2011

So, we have two women in the Republican Party who have designs on the highest office in the land.  I must admit I favored Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election.  I have been waiting for the day a woman would become President of the United States.  But could I vote for a Michelle Bachmann […]

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