Uncategorized


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,...

Read More


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...

Read More


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. ...

Read More


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...

Read More


I’m Proud to Support the Brave Girls Alliance!
18 Oct 2013

I’m Proud to Support the Brave Girls Alliance!

The Brave Girls Alliance is a magnificent group of women of all ages working to take back mainstream media and show young girls just how fabulous they already are.  Airbrushed, hyper-sexualized images need not apply, thanks.  Having made a small contribution to this cause, I was surprised to see my tweet wind up on a 25-foot billboard in NYC’s Times’ Square! This is only one of many positive...

Read More


TreeFrog Marketing Gets My Vote for Great Web Design
15 Oct 2013

TreeFrog Marketing Gets My Vote for Great Web Design

I offer up few testimonials, but must acknowledge the fabulous work of Kelly Rice and TreeFrog Marketing in designing and helping me launch my new, expanded website and blog. The site has lots of new bling, making the layout and implementation an involved undertaking with many moving parts.   And dig the spiffy new logo! Take a look around…   Kelly went above and beyond the call...

Read More


Why Were Women Shut Out of the Shutdown Negotiations?
14 Oct 2013

Why Were Women Shut Out of the Shutdown Negotiations?

While there is no guarantee that women in Congress would bring the government shutdown to an end, historically women have a better record of cutting across party lines to forge compromise.  As this picture illustrates, far from having a 19% representation of women at the table — their current average number in the House and Senate — there are 0% at the table.  Hmmm.  Makes a girl think… Per the...

Read More


Real Women vs. “Catfights”: Can Good TV Eat Bad?
11 Oct 2013

Real Women vs. “Catfights”: Can Good TV Eat Bad?

CBS’ Person of Interest deserves kudos, not only for sharp writing, but for the way its female characters are treated and portrayed. The show’s producers go to the head of the class for adding new series regulars: Sarah Shahi as an uber-capable government agent, Amy Acker as a soft-spoken, enigmatic sociopath in addition to Taraji P. Henson’s even-handed policewoman and the fabulous Paige Turco, in...

Read More


03 Oct 2013

Teens Damaged by Social Media and Internet Porn – Tracing the Source of the Problem

  Friends Without Benefits, Nancy Jo Sales’ disturbing essay in the current Vanity Fair offers evidence that teen preoccupation with social media is changing the nature of their interactions, with kids emulating the behavior of porn stars, “hooking up” carelessly for what can barely qualify as casual sex. The abstract of this article states: This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that...

Read More


01 Oct 2013

The Right Move: CNN and NBC Scrap Plans for Hillary Films

The Washington Post reported that both CNN and NBC have cancelled plans to produce films about the life of Hillary Clinton. Charles Ferguson, the CNN film’s director, complained that he was frozen out and neither Democrat nor Republican nor anyone in the Clinton camp would offer him access or help, yet despite his frustration, scrapping these films is the correct decision. It is the right of each candidate to define themselves to...

Read More



Page 3 of 41234