Thanks…………….giving.
Nov28

Thanks…………….giving.

  Two years ago on this day I ventured out into public for the first time after receiving the news that I had late stage breast cancer  a month earlier.  I couldn’t bear to leave my house because I couldn’t bear to hear people tell me stories about people whom they knew who had had cancer.  I was already scared enough.  Talking to people only made me more scared.  Having cancer is like being pregnant.  Everybody has a...

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Albuquerque Votes to Reject 20 Week Abortion Ban
Nov20

Albuquerque Votes to Reject 20 Week Abortion Ban

Extremists have lost the 20 week abortion ban ballot initiative in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Unofficial results are: For 20 week abortion ban : 44.79%  Against 20 week abortion ban: 55.21% As a person who lives in one of the reddest of red states, Arizona, I have always found hope in the fact that a neighboring state, New Mexico, is blue. But like all things blue these days, it seems that religious and political zealots cannot stand...

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Election 2013: Big Wins for the Women!
Nov06

Election 2013: Big Wins for the Women!

Everyone expected Chris Christie to bulldoze over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono in his re-election bid last night: After all, outside of New Jersey, did anyone even know her name? Buono received no support from the national Democratic party, and aside from donations from Women’s Campaign Fund and EMILY’s List, few donations came her way. We congratulate her for having the guts to step into the fray under these...

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Celebrating the Death of the Health Insurance Industry Status Quo
Nov05

Celebrating the Death of the Health Insurance Industry Status Quo

I’m making myself crazy – I’ve been following the daily media coverage of the Affordable Care Act and I just can’t stop.  It’s like a bad accident.  I shouldn’t look, because it’s awful and messy and gruesome and I really do just want to drive by and get out of the way, but then at the last minute I look over and I get freaked out. As a lay expert on the new healthcare law, I understand that...

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