As we approach the self-immolation known as "The Sequester," I find myself thinking about a woman in West Africa, asking people, "Would you like to buy a pen?"
She was a middle-aged woman, wearing ...
The small town of La Grande, Oregon, has seen its share of tragedy in recent months. In October, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide. And now, a 15-year-old boy has joined her .
A family friend ...
Texas has a major problem with section five of the Voting Rights Act. For those unfamiliar, this is the portion of that law that requires certain states - because of their nefarious actions in the ...
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show are back! And he had an excellent segment blasting the 67 Republicans who still voted against the bare-bones $9.7 billion package for Hurricane Sandy relief.
This diary is not another attempt to discuss the ways in which the Republic party uses emotionally charged social issues to co-opt the low-income religious voting block. That topic is too broad for ...
I've written before about a personal issue born of the pernicious national attitude towards those in poverty. I've spent one entire year fighting against being put in jail for essentially being broke,
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
It's bittersweet and at times such as this I retreat into Johnny Cash. The melancholy is appropriate, because for just a few minutes I plan on being completely self-indulgent, and just feeling sorry ...
So let me start out with a disclaimer, in the spirit of fair warning. This is a rant, and as such will probably sound less forgiving of other points of view than I generally am. Most particularly ...
After watching the deranged, delusional National Rifle Association press conference on Friday, it was clear that the Mayan prophecy had come true. Except the only world that was ending was the NRA's.