Happy. Proud. Hopeful. Thank You, President Obama

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“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” – President Barack Obama, from his acceptance speech in the early morning of November […]

A Ray of Light in Political Darkness

This campaign has been incredibly hideous, so I was thrilled to catch the annual Al Smith memorial dinner on tv last night. The Al Smith dinner is a New York tradition, where politicians and the media lay off the harsh jabs and exchange anger for laughter for one night of the campaign season. Both Bush […]

Can’t Knock the Hustle

Wow. I am amazed by the internet, the speed of information, and the speed of entrepreneurship. The debate was just last night, and already online hustlers have run away with the two taglines of the evening — “That One,” as John McCain grumpily referred to Barack Obama, and “my friends,” which McCain said an astonishing […]

As Someone Who Loves Lipstick…

I wear it every day and obsess over my favorite kind, but even this beauty blogger knows that this isn’t the time to be talking about lipstick. I don’t care if it’s a pitbull or a pig or whatever kind of animal metaphor our political candidates are using here. And it doesn’t really matter to […]

Down, But Not Defeated

I know I’m not the only political news-observer who woke up in a cloud of gloom this morning. Apparently the voters in Pennsylvania see something I don’t, in HRC. I have tried really hard to not allow the swelling, souring personal feelings inside me color my political coverage on this blog. I do have strong […]

Phenomenal Woman, That’s Her

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I find Michelle Obama to be absolutely fascinating. I realize that not everyone sees her the same way — where I see the modern Jackie Kennedy, others see Omarosa, as I’ve heard her naysayers call her. Right now I’m watching the woman I sincerely hope […]