President Obama: If We GOTV for You, Will You Sing “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green on Inauguration Day, January 2013?
Well, who knew our president could carry a tune? At a New York City fundraiser, President Obama sang out the first few words of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” as a sort of personal homage to the singer, who had just performed at the event. The reaction has been swoony and enthusiastic, with mentions and American Idol-esque critiques around the web (over 738 related articles as of this posting a mere 24 hours...
The other night on Twitter, facing another episode of the World’s Most Unpleasant and Hateful Clowns Emerging From a Tiny Clown Car reality show which is the GOP presidential primary, I tweeted a plea for help from a higher power. And she answered.
Gene Marks seems to suggest that kids from impoverished backgrounds – all too many of whom are African American – can simply access computers and lift themselves up by their digital bootstraps to use free websites and enter elite prep schools or colleges. Maybe a handful of motivated kids will manage a heroic feat like that despite all the odds, but is this going to work for the majority of poor kids?
The MOMocrats Discuss Plan B: Why Did HHS Overrule the FDA’s Recommendation to Offer Plan B Emergency Contraceptive as OTC?
It all started with a smart, heated post cross-posted to the MOMocrats from Advocates for Youth (AFY), lambasting the Obama administration and the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ decision to override the FDA’s recommendation to offer Plan B as an over-the-counter drug. Plan B, of course, is known as the “day-after” pill, preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg in the womb, much as can happen randomly in any woman’s cycle without influence by any medicines.
In backchannel emails, each of the MOMocrats weighed in.
Meet Two Democratic Women Candidates for Texas State Board of Education: Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings
Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings are two Texas State School Board candidates who want to put teachers and students back to the center of classrooms, and not ideology. They oppose a group of religious and social conservatives in Texas who have grabbed the reins of the school textbook oversight process and injected their politics into books 4.7 million Texas schoolchildren will use.