Still more proof that Republicans are assholes.

Want more proof that Republicans are dicks? Here it is, straight from the Gallup poll: “Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent… Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats.” How does this prove that Repubs…

Completing the task

There’s a lot to be done. It’s hard to know where to begin. I’m assuming there are a lot of people out there that feel overwhelmed with activism, politics and the like. So I thought this short parable would be a good reminder to us all: Faced with a complicated assignment, a group of workers…

Do your research at Project Vote Smart

I was talking with a friend the other day about how daunting (and completely necessary) it is to research all these presidential candidates. If you’re not completely sold on any one candidate, it can be tough to look at a pool of 10+ people you’ve for the most part heard nothing about. Then I remembered…

The New “New Deal”?

I remember when, as a reporter for The News, I learned about a nonprofit program that taught underprivileged youths a new skill: washing driveways and parking lots with water pressure. I remember thinking, “Whaaaa? We’re in a desert and THIS is the great SKILL you’re teaching our underprivileged youths?” I wondered why we progressive types…

National Day of Climate Action

 This Saturday is the National Day of Climate Action, which is organized through StepItUp.org. The purpose of the event is to get our national leaders’ attention by showing up in large numbers at these events, hosted by various community and environmental groups nationwide, and encourage them to actually BE leaders when it comes to climate…

Girls just wanna have fun – but feminists just HAVE fun.

According to an article at LiveScience, researchers at Rutgers University found that feminists are not the man-hating uglies pop culture likes to make them out to be. In fact, it’s quite possible that they’re happier and have better sex lives than their nonfeminist counterparts. From msnbc.com: Among the findings: College-age women who reported having feminist…

If I were in Las Vegas, this is what I’d be doing this month.

The sad thing about Las Vegas is that there isn’t a whole lot of activism. BUT, there IS activism – and, because of the low volume, your involvement is that much more important. You can make a real change. So, go and get involved with one of these fine activities happening later this month: 1.…