From the monthly archives:

January 2009

…and a woman’s right to choose. How did I miss this largely symbolic but altogether reassuring statement by the President on protecting women’s health and reproductive freedom? So far he’s batting 1000 with me (I say with my eyes averted from the Pakistan border).

President Obama issued a statement defending Roe v. Wade for protecting "women's health and reproductive freedom."

President Obama issued a statement defending Roe v. Wade for protecting “women’s health and reproductive freedom.”

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama affirmed his support for a woman’s “right to choose” on Thursday, the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that led to the legalization of abortion, as thousands of anti-abortion activists descended on the National Mall to challenge his position.

Roe v. Wade “not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters,” Obama said in a statement.

The landmark 1973 decision held that a woman’s right to abortion was protected by the right to privacy under the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, voiding most state laws against abortion at the time.

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hope over fear

January 22, 2009

Thanks Lynn…

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Super Eco

January 21, 2009

It’s my privilege to be working on a new “green” blog called Super Eco. We just went live this morning! Here’s some info about the effort… Today marks the official launch of a new Crowd Fusion property: Super Eco. The Super Eco team has been working  for several months building a site dedicated to addressing [...]

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Praise song for the day:

January 20, 2009

A Poem for Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration By Elizabeth Alexander Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each others’ eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. [...]

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Bush Inauguration - 2005

January 20, 2009

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love that casts an ever widening pool of light

January 20, 2009

I held onto the tears. I didn’t want to cry in front of the dogs. Beth called and the dam broke. What an opportunity we have today. Today we can embark on the journey. Today marks the end of eight hectic years of powerlessness and defeat. Today is a new beginning. The hard work lies [...]

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Pacific Telecommunications Council

January 19, 2009

Judi Clark is live blogging the PTC09 event at manymedia.com, and tweeting it with a #ptc09 tag. Her notes from Vint Cerf’s presentation here.

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Lame duck reality check…

January 14, 2009

Bush continues to embarass himself and the nation with his thoughtless award of the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” to Colombia’s Uribe: COLOMBIA SUPPORT NETWORK STATEMENT ON AWARD OF PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO ALVARO URIBE VELEZ President George W. Bush is today presenting the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom to Alvaro Uribe Velez, the [...]

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