In recent GovFem posts, we talked a lot about how being a woman in government can be like driving the struggle bus straight into dysfunction junction. It is not easy, and we have a lot more to do before women receive truly equal opportunities and recognition in the public sector. But just because we’re still fighting… Read more »
Posts Tagged: history
The recent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline construction has made a ton of headlines. Here’s what you need to know.
The next administration will need to make important choices about both government data and Iraq. What can Mosul’s ruins tell us about the future of government data?
Yesterday I got to play fort with my son for the first time in his young life. I loved seeing the joy in his eyes as he peered out at me from beneath the cushions on the sofa. As I watched him play, for a brief instant, I thought about how wonderful it would be… Read more »
Here are some quotes from many of America’s great thinkers and doers as inspiration for your Fourth of July holiday.
More Empty Impeachment Threats from the GOP Right-wingers trembled with glee when Sen. James Inhofe said that President Obama might be impeached for events in Benghazi. Few rank-and-file Americans understand impeachment or the odds of it happening. It does not mean that the president is fired. Right-wingers trembled with glee when Sen. James Inhofe said… Read more »
March is Women’s History Month, and I often like to use this time to take the temperature of women’s progress toward equality in society. The results are so often a mixed bag. Women earn more bachelor’s and master’s degrees than men, but still make up less than 20% of Congress and C-Suite positions in Fortune… Read more »
Most Americans don’t know that the very first Thanksgiving was not about Pilgrims. It was about the US Constitution. Here’s a repost of my 2011 Thanksgiving article. Enjoy! http://voices.yahoo.com/thanksgiving-us-constitution-10508935.html?cat=9
People who ask this question usually want to start a fight or are pathetically ignorant. Our Constitution emerged 225 years ago today. It matters as long as the United States exists. Yet Americans still argue about it, file lawsuits about it, claim to love it, and swear to uphold it. They accuse each other of… Read more »
Corporate America Gone Wild! Some opponents of health care reform assert that the Affordable Care Act will result in a lack of personal freedom due to the so-called individual mandate. But what about our freedom from Corporate America gone wild? Freedom from Wall Street conartists. Freedom from bloated barrons of banking. And freedom from the… Read more »