My fellow Americans, we have some very important decisions to make tomorrow. Beyond choosing (with the assistance, or not, of the electoral college) who’ll be sitting in the big chair, there are thousands of other races across our great nation which have the potential to affect us, and our friends and neighbors, and the friends and neighbors we haven’t met yet, for generations to come. Read More Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up
As it turns out, we have not been living in a nightmare for the past year, we’re on the fast track to hell in a handbasket full of deplorables. As Persephoneers, we always have a plan, even in the event of a wee-fingered-Cheeto inspired apocalypse. Read More Election 2016: Pmag Style
Tomorrow is election day. So vote! Your ladyparts depend on it. And vote the entire ballot! Those judges make a difference, probably more so than the bigger names because judges interpret the Constitution, and the Constitution gives rights to thinks like choice, access to birth control, voting rights, and more. The League of Women Voters is a great resource, as is your local party headquarters. But while you wait in line at the polls on Tuesday, read these gems.
This week, ScienceDebate.Org posted the responses to fourteen key scientific questions from President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney. Overall, the candidates responded as one might expect. However, the winds of change appear to have blown – both President Obama and Mr. Romney accept that climate change is real and that humans are having an impact. That’s where the similarities end and the unfortunate half-truths begin. Read More Climate Change Politics and Science Policy
Confession: I missed most of Sandra Fluke’s speech when it aired Wednesday night (I was on an evening slushie run). Fortunately, I have DVR and the interwebs to help me out, and I’ve already watched it twice. Both times, I got teary eyed, because this woman is just so awesome. Many of you may remember her from earlier this year, when she gave testimony to House Democrats on the religious exemption to the birth mandate of the Affordable Care Act and was subsequently attacked by conservative D-Bag extraordinaire Rush Limbaugh. Read More Feminism Hero Sandra Fluke’s Amazing DNC Speech
Yesterday marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. With the anniversary, there were protests and celebrations from both sides, and it has been a time for everybody to reflect on the meaning of reproductive rights. In the media, anti-abortion groups are often referred to as pro-life; we need to examine this label, and think about what it actually means. To be pro-life is to be in favor of life. Anybody who calls themselves pro-life cannot, in good faith, oppose legal abortion.
This is our last vote together, we’re down to the final two badasses. In spite of my fear of being pitchforked, this has been one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done. I’m going to miss doing this every day. Not enough to do it again until next year, but you know what I’m sayin’. Read More Middlemarch Madness: Championship
So, it’s that time of year again”¦time to renew your right to complain about the government for another year or two! Here are a few links to get you jazzed, and to give you all the information you need to make today the best election day ever! Maybe your state isn’t voting this year. Even so, if you care about the national political landscape, you should be paying close attention to today’s races. They will have an effect on the next two years and beyond. Read More Making the Most of Voting Day