Tag: politics

Downers Grove and the Valley View Pond

The Village of Downers Grove is set to vote tonight on the naturalization of Valley View pond. It’s not a very big pond, as these things are measured, but to the residents who bought homes in the Valley View subdivision it’s an integral part of the quality of the neighborhood. Area homeowners want for the... Read more »

I Vote.

I Vote.
I wrote this two years ago. Still feel just as excited for this election as I did my first. Every other year, the days leading up to the first Tuesday in November are filled almost exclusively with election politics. From television pundits to internet hysteria to robocalls galore, we can’t get away from the craziness... Read more »

Presidential Debate: Ten Foreign Policy Questions

Who knew the final presidential candidate debate, held just 15 days before the election, would have so much riding on it? Focusing on foreign policy, Monday’s debate may not swing many voters, but with polls showing President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney running neck and neck every undecided voter is a prize beyond measure. We... Read more »

Debate Aftermath: Trashing Katherine Fenton

At the debate last night, a young woman asked the presidential candidates a question about work equality, noting that women make less than men. Now, this isn’t news, and hasn’t been for a long time. For decades women have been challenging inequalities in the workplace, with slow and erratic success. The candidates answered her question... Read more »

Birth control access increasingly restricted: Is it time to worry? (Yes.)

In the war against women’s reproductive rights, when will enough be enough? That’s the question that women need to be asking, as draconian laws which increasingly restrict our access to birth control continue to be enacted by states. On May 15, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a law which allows pharmacists to refuse to fill... Read more »
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