Big news in New York these days: disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are both running for political office again. Spitzer, who was New York’s attorney general and governor, is pursuing city comptroller. Weiner, a former New York Congressman, is making a play for mayor. As you may recall, both earned their shame honestly. As governor, Spitzer patronized … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Political Wife Are You?
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One of the big moments of this season’s The Good Wife was when betrayed political spouse Alicia Florrick decided to do a TV interview in which she said she forgave her politician husband for straying. Her interview was considered to have sealed her husband’s bid to recapture the state’s attorney’s office. This week, real political “good wives” and what good (or harm) they can … [Read more...] about The Constant, Constantly Changing Demands of Political Wives
The Fine Line Between a Teenager with Autism and Politics In honor of the upcoming mid-term elections… My fifteen-year-old with mild autism likes to discuss politics. Was this always the case? No. When he was in middle school, his history teacher gave them a homework assignment—watch the debates between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump and report on … [Read more...] about The Fine Line Between a Teenager with Autism and Politics
One of my son’s obsessions is politics. Politics? How did that happen? Well, for history class last year, he had to watch the presidential debates. Also, his dad and I talked a lot of politics, especially around the time of the elections. Then, the election didn’t go the way we were hoping. We were disappointed, and so was my son. Then, what … [Read more...] about Politics and Autism
March is Women’s History month, but let’s face it - women change the world every day. No matter what our “jobs” are (we usually have many), we know our real job is to grow the future. We’re good at it, too. Special thanks to artist Jessica Sabogal whose genius created this poster to advance women's rights. Our high emotional intelligence and social skills make us more … [Read more...] about Why Women Should Rule the World