Category Archives: politics

Starting a conversation

I’m usually reticent when it comes to talking about emotionally charged subjects like politics, religion or public tragedies. I always have strong opinions but am generally of the notion that in this social media age, what I feel has already … Continue reading

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Election Day pizza

As a political reporter, Election Day night meant either stuffing my face with pizza with butt parked in front of my computer in the newsroom, waiting for results to come in, or shoving McDonald’s in my mouth quickly before heading … Continue reading

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Your vote actually does count, just maybe not the way you think

I live in a state that didn’t even vote for its own Democratic native son, Al Gore, 12 years ago. Tennessee has grown redder with every passing year, to the point that a vote in any national or statewide election … Continue reading

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The arc of the moral universe

I was reminded of this Martin Luther King quote** this morning, and I’m sharing it with the hope that it remains true. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a … Continue reading

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The evolution of a blog and a person

This post from No Pasa Nada prompted me to think about The Modern Gal’s evolution. No, that’s not true. I think about the MG’s evolution a lot, that blog post is prompting me to write about it. When I started … Continue reading

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We’re not going to take it

I’m really digging all the solidarity that’s been shown lately for LGBT kids and adults. I’ve never been very vocal about my own support for my LGBT friends. I’ve made the mistake of viewing gay rights as a political issue, … Continue reading

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What to do about peace, love and understanding?

I haven’t posted in almost a week because I’ve been struggling with a few ideas of what to write. I’ve had a lot of really, really heavy thoughts on my brain lately that have been consuming me. I’ve tried several … Continue reading

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A fundamental right

One of my new favorite blogs to read is A Practical Wedding, which is aimed for practical gals like myself who would rather talk more about getting and being married than the wedding itself (seriously, if you’re engaged or married, … Continue reading

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Politics changes everything

Now, I haven’t had time to watch a lot of presidential addresses lately, and I really don’t care a flip about the VMAs, but apparently President Obama DOESN’T think Beyonce had one of the greatest videos of all time? Now, … Continue reading

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Now put your hands up!

Modern gal KG and I are dear friends because she and I share a love for what’s important in life: Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and well-choreagraphed dance sequences. KG found this little gold nugget: President Obama is down with the Single … Continue reading

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