Recapping Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

President Obama gave us a surprisingly hopeful State of the Union address tonight. I say surprising because he has faced intractable opposition from a GOP determined to undermine his every move. Indeed, both houses of Congress have demonstrated a keen desire to toil less on “prosperity [that] is widely shared,” as the president proffered tonight,…

Manufacturing in America: One Poutrage At A Time

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
Welcome Nevada Governor Sandoval to the Republican manufactured poutrage factory.  [Sibelius] Oh, the horror! The Affordable Care Act is taking full effect, complete with health care insurance exchanges on which individuals who don’t have employer sponsored health insurance policies can find insurance in a private market.  That’s right — a…

Women’s health care lecture at UNLV

Passing this on from my friends at the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada: MARK YOUR CALENDARS… On March 7, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., please join the UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives as it marks Women’s History Month with a forum discussion moderated by Dr. Marya Shegog, Director of Health Programs, The Lincy Institute.…

No more shame game

I recently shared some thoughts on the Dr. Tiller memorial tumblr called Your Hopes and Dreams. You can post your thoughts, too! Thought I’d pass along the sentiment here as well… As the survivor of sexual abuse, I cannot abide by people, systems, or institutions that only serve to silence and shame individuals. And that’s…