Sexual Assault in the Military: Court Martial Begins in Lackland Case

Because I have not seen enough or many women-oriented sites covering this. I’m not sure what’s up with that, and it’s absent from all along the political spectrum. From the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN – looks like a really excellent site): SWAN on the Lackland AFB Scandal From NPR: Military under pressure to crack…

PD’s Rachel Dissell Gives Some Justice to Dimora Details re: Treatment of Women

I think, and I’ve heard from multiple others who also think that Rachel Dissell’s front page article today in the Plain Dealer, “Jimmy Dimora trial reveals former Cuyahoga County commissioner’s coarse talk about women,” does a very good job of putting the information revealed through Jimmy Dimora’s trials about how he and those around him…

Fitzgerald: ‚ÄúThis agreement represents one of the largest steps forward in access to the ballot in years”

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens next summer. I’m interested to learn what process will be used to identify the voters who should receive the applications and the timeline to be deployed to make sure that the vote by mail applications are received by the voters with more than enough time…

Husted Statement Before Fitzgerald Presser: No Absentee Application Mailings in 2011, State to Mail Applications to All 88 in 2012

I don’t get a good feeling from this – but let’s hear from Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald. Very curious to know what his calculation was in agreeing to this, if Ohio SOS Jon Husted’s statement accurately reflects Fitzgerald’s understanding of the agreement. Here it is – I’ve highlighted the pertinent part: Secretary Of State…

Regulations, What Are They Good For? Some Say Absolutely Nothing

I’m not in that group, but it is those who are that seem to be the most willing to ignore anything good that does derive from what seems like almost any quantity of regulation of almost anything. Where’s this observation of mine coming from? It really became highlighted for me in a thread about clean…

Attention Michele Bachmann: If You’re So Pro-Life, Explain Desire for People-Killing Abolishment of the EPA

It’s hard to know where to start, as a mother of three kids under 18, one of whom has a recurring respiratory problem whenever he gets a cold, and living in a state that gets an overall F in clean air, when it comes to how universally savage the Republican presidential hopefuls are toward the…