Warriors, artists, empresses, thugs: they were all mothers.
Let's take the example of the FAA furloughs reversal bill to heart and make some noise out there to reverse other parts of the sequester cuts that harm Americans.
Bachmann's questions to CIA Director John Brennan in Committee Hearings suggest she doesn't know how to handle sensitive information.
The 20th anniversary of Waco is a story worth telling to new generations because it has reverberations in the present day.
Misogyny is such a large and complex issue that full explication within PolicyMic’s 500-word article guideline is impossible. However, this is a darn good attempt.
In a world of laptops and smartphones, is it still possible to keep work at your office where it belongs?
As millennials, you're probably not thinking about turning 50, but time flies, so here are some reasons you should be excited to eventually reach the big 5-0.
I agree that political reporters, talking heads, Sunday Show hosts and pundits are "like crack addicts" when it comes to flogging their product.
If you've managed to miss the past two World Baseball Championships, don't miss this year's — it's going to be amazing! Here's a partial roster and Pools A-C schedules.
An appalling story about a primary grade coloring assignment appeared in the March 1 edition of The Florida Times-Union. It raises many questions about appropriate teaching and lessons.
Lil Buck appeared on 'The Colbert Report' Thursday night to explain "jookin" and went above and beyond by demonstrating life in all of its artistry and beauty.
The ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation are suing a middle school over a religiously-themed painting hung in the school's hallway, while the Liberty Institute defends it.
With the biggest canine event of the year going on, it's important to remember that indiscriminate over-breeding is just as immoral as the physical abuse of animals.
The Pew Research Center recently conducted a survey testing the "News IQ" of each participant. How much of news junkie are you?
If you're patient, you'll get the raise you've been eyeing forever — it just may not be as big as you'd like.
Aggressive pit bull breeds aren't the problem, people who mistreat and don't properly raise their dogs are.
It is increasingly difficult – not only to find the primary, factual sources of information – but also to recognize them in the first place.
From the perspective of 34 years-of-marriage-and-counting, here are four tips for men and four tips for women for making "Valentine's Day" what it should be.
If we are to debate to legitimate use of drone warfare, we must start with these five central questions.
On inauguration day, it's the little things Americans should take delight in.
In this digital age of keyboarding and texting, is it necessary to teach penmanship any longer? Why not simply teach typing along with all computer skills?
Hint: Governor Christie runs for president ... as a Democrat.
A look at the content of the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
Now that we're constantly surrounded by data, perpetually plugged in, how do we still maintain connections in real life?
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. In that spirit I've compiled a list of 11 PolicyMic resolutions that all readers and writers should understand, respect, and utilize.
Fire festivals have been celebrated at winter solstice since the first time humans attempted to explain why the lengths of nights and days varied.
Reflections on why there is no longer joy in the holiday season...at least not for all of us.
After a year of writing for PolicyMic, Susan Kraykowski rounds up some trends of what she wrote and read. Hint, Ron Paul will always get you attention.
My brain isn’t altogether functional but a couple of cups of java (or maybe an intravenous drip) will ream out the synapses and help them fire at their usual pace.
Take back our quintessentially American holiday! Don’t allow the commercialization and hype of the shopping season to rush you out of enjoying time with your family and friends.
Dixville Notch can teach us about democracy. It's an election-year icon, where the polls open (and close) the earliest in the nation because all 10 registered voters show up together to vote.
Both presidential campaigns are eager to claim responsibility for improvements in the economic reports, but only one candidate has persevered in the face of 4 years of strong headwinds.
Polling is not predictive and debates are not decisive … so, how is one to make up one’s so-called mind when choosing who to vote for?
There’s a big difference between believing the propaganda disseminated by campaigns and being an informed voter: here's how you can distinguish the two.
What does the 99% have to do in order to elect a representative government? The answer is simple: know your party platforms.
News flash: This country has always been lead by millionaires. The question that stands is, does the 1% have total control?
Even Occupy Charlotte had positive things to say about how smoothly things went during the DNC and how good they felt about the past few days.
If you want to Take America Back to the 1950s, first take a tour with someone who has been there and done that.
Let's get over it, though. There is no Labor Movement to honor with a Federal holiday any longer. ALEC and the right have won.
Paul Ryan's dead give-away when he knows he's telling a falsehood.
When will higher prices for corn hit your pocketbook, and for how long will food and gasoline prices remain high(er) because of the drought of 2012?
The Queen City has been hard at work for over a year; preparing for the Democratic National Convention, next month.
Let's discuss something besides dirty books, athletes, guns, superheroes or celebrities; something that might actually matter. Did you grow up in a bubble?
Do, please, cease to disrespect Mrs. Romney for her love of horseback riding and its therapeutic effects. She happens to be correct.
The passing of Sally Ride reminded me that the surviving members of the original class of astronauts are now in their 80s. Has our spirit of adventure disappeared in just 50 years?
You missed something, "PolicyMic!" July 20 was a significant anniversary. Do you know why?
Alicia White’s article about the incompatibility of millennial employees and cubicles – and normal working conditions, in general, reminded me that every incoming attitude needs some adjustment.
In February, poll numbers indicated that President Obama would beat all possible Republican rivals in hypothetical matchups. Now that it's June, do those numbers still add up?
Like all things political; voting a split ticket is more art than science and it goes in fashion cycles, too.
In Part 1, we discussed resources for candidate information and voter education. Here's more advice for clearing your mind to sort through the avalanche of political information.
An illuminating exchange on PolicyMic inspired me to wonder if more voters could help devise a sorting tool to deal with the abundance of available information on political candidates.
This Memorial Day take a moment to honor the history of this great nation. A trip to Gettysburg reminded me that no matter our politics, we are all Americans.
You might think that “primary” means Republican in 2012, but that’s not the case.
Mothers have already shared what they want on PolicyMic … and none of them mentioned a dozen roses, a new outfit, or a fancy brunch!
Ignorance and prejudice – and perhaps possible election fraud – were highlighted in North Carolina on Tuesday.
A history of Mother's Day, and personal reflections on my own mother.
What DO Millenials want from their political leaders? Can a President Romney do any better than President Obama?
A "groundbreaking" new study reveals that swimsuit shopping makes women feel like shit. Here are a few fun alternatives.
Following the money isn't for the faint of heart or the queasy of stomach. Here's an overview of where your donations to your candidates flow and how they go.
Here is chapter and verse - as neutral as I can possibly make it - about the events of 13 months ago in Wisconsin which led to the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
For all the time and keystrokes we spend on politics; it seems nobody out there in the real world is especially interested in the issues of the election(s).
National Republicans can step away from social issues, confident their counterparts in State legislatures will carry the battle forward. Women unite to clean out downballot offices!
Pets, livestock, and wildlife need our care, concern, and protection in ways we rarely think about. Here are some charitable individuals and organizations working on behalf of animals.
Too often, political discussions are fueled by fear and fear-mongering. Here are some thoughts on why.
Dog lovers are as passionate as political junkies, as the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, recently concluded at Madison Square Garden in New York showed.
The problems with economic data.
Some of what President Obama proposed at last night's SOTU sounded wonderful, and some caused bipartisan heartburn. The theme: Working together, we can accomplish anything we set out to do.
Things I do and don't want to hear at the State of the Union.
How did a mid-20th century novelist's personality and work so warp generations of American policymakers?
Conservative notions of American exceptionalism ring hollow among the community of world thinkers.