Tag Archives: women’s rights

More Democratic Women

Women vote Democratic by a disproportion margin in America.  Based on the Senate’s action this week the gap isn’t large enough.  The Paycheck Fairness Act failed to get the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Republican filibuster and died.  The … Continue reading

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It’s Yours; Just Pay For It Twice

Wednesday night I watched the Kay Hagan – Thom Tillis Senatorial Debate in North Carolina.  (It consumed an hour of my life I wouldn’t mind having back.)  It was very predictable and neither candidate drew blood nor committed a fatal … Continue reading

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Why?

Saturday night I was looking through House of Representatives’ votes as part of a project I have been working on, (I know my life is not always very exciting), when I stumbled upon something that shocked me. 

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The Banishment Of Renee Ellmers

In November of 2010 Renee Ellmers rode a wave of Tea Party sentiment, Democratic voter apathy and out of district money to victory in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District.  Well, not exactly rode; the election went to a recount.  The … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Bruce Braley

It would be easy to justify endorsing Bruce Braley for the United States Senate in Iowa simply because his Republican opponent is dangerous and out of touch.  Then you look at his record, particularly his four terms in the House … Continue reading

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Must We Hit Bottom?

I often write about voter turnout, voter intimidation and voter suppression all of which loom large in the outcome of American elections; perhaps I’m missing the biggest factor of all: voter apathy. 

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An Affront To Personal And Religious Freedom In America

An axiom of modern day life is to not write when you are angry.  Well I am and with good reason.  I will try to contain my anger but if it comes through so be it, it is with good … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Mark Udall

Today’s endorsement is easier to make than it might appear at first glance.  When you think of progressive Senators you normally don’t think of the West except for the three West Coast states.  However endorsing Democratic Senator Mark Udall for … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Ed Markey 2014

Today is a historic day at tellthetruthonthem.com. For the first time I am endorsing the same person for the same Congressional seat two years in a row.  The choice for Bay State voters on November 4th is clear and I … Continue reading

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While We Await The Really Big One

When you think about it, the Supreme Court has a season much like baseball.  Every year junkies await the first Monday in October- the start of the new session – much like baseball fans await Opening Day.  Even casual fans … Continue reading

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