Motherhoot Manifesto 2015

This year’s Manifesto is much less ambitious than last year’s. I pictured myself by this time being a savvy political writer, known far and wide for her wit and snark. Admired by many, hated by many, yet respected for my spot-on observations. What actually happened? I’ve been called a bully, dumb ass, stupid… Bully was the…

Why Women Matter In November

Long ago a woman politician who was quite old told me that the women who fought for Roe v Wade were watching it being chipped away and didn’t think younger women were aware of what was happening. Guess what? We weren’t fighting hard enough and now we’re going to have to fight harder. Those women…

How To Lose An Election: Williams Vs. Atanus

When I first heard about Susanne Atanus last fall, I wrote her off immediately. How could she ever win an election? Who would vote for such a wack-a-doo? You’ve probably never heard of Atanus if you don’t live in Illinois. She’s a Republican candidate for Illinois State Representative who will be running against Democrat Jan Schakowsky…

Friday Five: Conservative Political Action Conference Time

It’s time for the Conservative Political Action Conference! Here are five things that have happened so far… 1. Mitch McConnell gave Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn a rifle. Because old white guys with guns are the conservative stereotype. [source] 2. Paul Ryan declares free lunches make kids “soulless” with completely made up story. After Ryan’s week of poorly…