Opinion

Grayson on Giffords

By Alan Grayson A reporter called me a little while ago, and told me that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot at a public event. She is in critical condition. I’m going to let others comment on what this means…

Women and the U.S. Constitution: A Call to Action

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia just asserted for a second time that our Constitution does not protect women against discrimination. That was one of the arguments for passing the proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)., and ironically, people of Scalia’s “conservative” persuasion often countered that the ERA was not needed precisely because women are already protected by the 14th Amendment.

Lend Your Voice to Manatees

In 2010, 767 manatees were documented to have died or been killed in Florida, with a significant number of deaths resulting from last winter’s prolonged cold temperatures. These numbers are an all time high, shattering the previous record of 429 set in 2009.