'Nuff Said

This One's For Toot

Virginia Rigney

I was what you would call an idealistic child. I couldn't read about historical events without dreaming about what it would be like to have been there; and in some cases which side I'd be on. This election feels like something big; something that could change the course of history. ...

The Politics of Lipstick

Virginia Rigney

This blog is in response to this article in the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/13/us/politics/13mccain.html?hp "Politics is a game," I hear some say. A game it is; albeit one with potentially grave consequences. We are, after all choosing the next leader of the free world. It comes as no surprise to ...

H-I-L-L-A-R-Y

Virginia Rigney

As a 53 year-old woman and an admitted feminist, I watched in awe tonight as Hillary Clinton delivered the speech of her life. Having spent a lifetime in the service of others and working for the greater good, I was one with Hillary as she selflessly passed the torch to ...

Women Priests Ordained

Virginia Rigney

I'm a fan of Eileen Roddy. And her post commemorating Nelson Mandela on his 90th birthday is no exception. After contrasting Mandela's ideals of freedom and equality with the divisiveness we are experiencing in America, she offers this profound thought, ":I can be a channel for harmony or a source ...

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

Virginia Rigney

Mothers Day, like so many of our holidays, is rooted in ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans celebrated motherhood by honoring their goddesses. In Medieval times, in the British Isles, goddesses were replaced by "Mother" Church.Mother's Day was introduced from Europe by Julia Ward Howe, best known for ...

Blogging the Capitol

Virginia Rigney

Do you ever wonder if government really works for you? If so, you're not alone. According to the web site Government is Good, "only 29% of Americans trust the government to do what is right always or most of the time. But, writes Amy J. Douglas, project founder and Professor ...

On The Fence

Virginia Rigney

It is Monday before Super Tuesday and I'm waffling. Me an admitted feminist! It's not that I don't think that Hillary is right for the job. In spite of the rhetoric from those who oppose her; she is qualified and ready to lead. And I believe that we desperately need ...

Brother Can You Spare A Tax Cut?

Virginia Rigney

Today's middle-class workers are experiencing, like never before, job instability related to international competition, technological advances and outsourcing of jobs to China and India. Yet, our belief in the American Dream spurs us to strive ever harder in the face of greater unemployment levels; rising healthcare and energy costs; and ...

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