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The World’s Best Stuffing Recipe…Really!
04 Dec 2013

The World’s Best Stuffing Recipe…Really!

To me, there is nothing more wonderful than the mix of flavors in a Thanksgiving feast.  Moist roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes smothered in giblet gravy, a side of Illinois Yam Surprise topped with toasted marsh mellows (courtesy the recipe of a dear friend), and of course, stuffing and cranberry sauce to round out the meal.  Since I am something of a purist, I have always...

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Magnificent, Courageous “Batkid” Reminds of the Joys of Giving and Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2013

Magnificent, Courageous “Batkid” Reminds of the Joys of Giving and Thanksgiving

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the touching, beautiful story of five-year old Miles Scott, in remission after a three-year battle with Leukemia.  Given his love of Batman and all thing superhero, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and 13,000 San Francisco ‘volunteers’ showed up to help make his crime fighting dreams a reality.  Here he is getting the keys to the city: As Miles’ parents put it, his “Batkid”...

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Why is Martin Bashir Still at MSNBC?
23 Nov 2013

Why is Martin Bashir Still at MSNBC?

No punishment has yet been meted out to Martin Bashir for his despicable comments suggesting that someone defecate and urinate into Sarah Palin’s mouth, which reveals the truth about the leadership at MSNBC.  We must have a zero tolerance policy for violent rhetoric no matter the source, no matter the subject.  Feminists who have remained silent should be outraged regardless of their feelings toward Palin. ...

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Political Gamesmanship Grotesque in the Face of Healthcare Debacle
18 Nov 2013

Political Gamesmanship Grotesque in the Face of Healthcare Debacle

Friday, Real Clear Politics shared that 39 House Democrats helped Republicans pass the “Keep Your Plan” Bill in a 261-157 vote “allowing insurance companies to continue selling non-Obamacare-compliant policies on the individual market for one year.”  These 39 Democrats telegraph panic that smacks of running from political fallout, with Senate Democrats like Mary Landrieu proposing a similar fix.  Whether such a bill is workable and...

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WWII’s Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told
06 Nov 2013

WWII’s Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told

“Nancy Wake, “the White Mouse” and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story.  Small wonder.  It was an extraordinary story and an extraordinary life.” So wrote John Litchfeld in his tribute to Ms. Wake in The Independent, Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis: Ms. Wake, who has died in London just before her...

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01 Nov 2013

Health Care Rollout – the Disrespect Inherent in Carelessness

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius got a drubbing from Congress for the “debacle” of the HealthCare.Gov rollout.  Yet her “taking responsibility” for the site’s failures and lack of end-to-end testing only to continue business as usual is unacceptable.  President Obama campaigned ceaselessly for his signature legislation.  His legacy paramount, he spent so much time pushing it, and pushing Congress to focus on it,...

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Turning Women into Cardboard Cutouts…
31 Oct 2013

Turning Women into Cardboard Cutouts…

Laura Willard posted a great video on Upworthy that has since gone viral, entitled See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds… This is the best example I’ve seen of the destructive power of the endless “Barbie-izing” of women and girls. Both sexes get an exaggerated and unrealistic vision of what women look like. Who can meet these expectations? This sets us up...

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A Hillary Birthday Testimonial from a Longtime Staffer
25 Oct 2013

A Hillary Birthday Testimonial from a Longtime Staffer

Neera Tanden offered a lovely testimonial on Hillary Clinton in Politico entitled “Hillary Is No Quitter.”   Most striking is her discussion of Hillary Clinton’s dedication, kindness to her staff and ability to rebound after difficult setbacks. Clearly, those who have worked with her, and supporters who researched her record, were already well aware of qualities that millions have only just discovered during her tenure as Secretary of State. ...

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The Brilliance of Malala, Jack Andraka, Janet Yellen and the Value of Role Models
22 Oct 2013

The Brilliance of Malala, Jack Andraka, Janet Yellen and the Value of Role Models

CBS’ 60 Minutes recently celebrated Jack Andraka, a cancer researcher who won the grand prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair at age fourteen.  His meteoric rise to prominence for his invention of a simple, inexpensive test to diagnose pancreatic cancer, a disease with one of the highest mortality rates, is a story of exceptionalism that touches, inspires and reflects the vital need...

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Matthews’ Hypocritical Lamentations on Loss of “Friendly” Politics Mirrors that of Our Leaders
21 Oct 2013

Matthews’ Hypocritical Lamentations on Loss of “Friendly” Politics Mirrors that of Our Leaders

In the Boston Globe, Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball waxed poetic on the “civilized” politics of yesteryear, particularly praising the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neill.  “We’re all friends after six” Reagan would say, and the two worked together in a civilized fashion. Matthews is correct that our current debate is grotesque, catering to the most aggressive in each party, and...

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