Radiated, Lithiated and All Coked Up — Lessons Lost in Food Labeling and Ingredient History
Dec10

Radiated, Lithiated and All Coked Up — Lessons Lost in Food Labeling and Ingredient History

It started when my mom and I squealed when we found a 7-Up cake. A what, my husband asked! So when we got home, I had to wikipedia search to prove to him that 7-up cake was just one of those fun 50s ingredient substitute things…you’d run across it at showers, like for babies or brides. His loss. Just to let you know, it’s basically pound cake with 7-Up. Super moist, slightly lemon-limey. My husband scanned the entry. Huh, he...

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DNC2012 Opening Night: Smashing Success for Dems, Supporters Lauded Speakers and Points
Sep05

DNC2012 Opening Night: Smashing Success for Dems, Supporters Lauded Speakers and Points

Last night garnered positive attention and reviews through social media for the Democrats and their opening night speakers. Overall, supporters enjoyed the solid adherence to key points of the party platform, a focus on moving forward, and what the President has brought and can bring, with little to no distraction of trash-talking opposition candidates and deviation into “MYOB DC” issues. With a heavy focus on core...

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Slashing spending “to the bone” will not solve the deficit
Apr13

Slashing spending “to the bone” will not solve the deficit

For those of you here in Texas watching the David Dewhurst for Senate ads — I get it, cutting spending to solve a deficit makes perfect sense. I balance a checkbook, too. When I lost my job last fall, my family had to make a number of spending changes and shift our budget. Substitute in any GOP candidate for public office, and you get the same budget strategy rhetoric: slash spending, cut federal spending,...

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Why It’s So Great Obama Gets to Go Head-to-Head with Romney Sooner v. Later
Apr12

Why It’s So Great Obama Gets to Go Head-to-Head with Romney Sooner v. Later

This week, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for Republican candidate. While others speculated how this would adversely affect the Obama for America campaign (dumping more dollars into the Romney coffers, for example), I focused on the tactical advantages of shifting the conversation from GOP v GOP talking points to Republican v. Democrat talking points. Up until this point, news media has focused...

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The Buffett Rule: Why are we even having this conversation?
Apr12

The Buffett Rule: Why are we even having this conversation?

Shortly after I hung up from my “Buffett Rule” call with the Obama for America representatives, a friend asked me why we were even having this conversation. She meant that as: who objects to a fair and equitable tax structure? Two of my fellow callers had the same thought beneath their questions. There are a lot of really good reasons why we are having this conversation and the big one is: to share facts and figures and...

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