Tweets I’m sick of reposting, now all in one place: Right here.

I don't write blog posts very often any more, not since my former co-editor/publisher of The Political Carnival, Paddy Kraska, passed away a couple of years ago. Her death took so much out of me, and my motivation to write long form nearly vanished. Just before she died, we had planned to change the format of our site to one of tweet-like quips and links. Tweeting has been my outlet of choice for awhile now, but with all the fun, quick conversations it offers come frustrations. One of those frustrations is knowing that followers on Twitter don't always see my tweets, just as [...]

New Investigation: Widespread Use of Bogus Science in Reproductive Health Policy

Here's a press release that I got in an email from my pal at RH Reality Check. Bolding is mine: New Investigation Finds Widespread Use of Bogus Science in Reproductive Health Policy (Washington, DC) A new investigation by RH Reality Check (RHRC) details the widespread use of discredited research and distorted data in the promotion of an anti-choice policy agenda. The investigation, titled “False Witnesses,” closely examines public records and published work of several groups and individuals, revealing that many of their scientific and medical claims have been publicly discredited – yet they continue to receive taxpayer dollars from state [...]

Pursuit of Happiness

This week was filled with sad stories - from the death of Paddy Kraska, the Susie Madrak's story of her friend's suicide, to the slaughter of dolphins continuing at Taiji Cove to the realization that the 85 wealthiest people in the world hold more wealth than the 3.5 billion people who make up the less fortunate half of the world's population and more. If you're wondering who those hoarding the most wealth around the world are, just take a look at Forbes' list of the world's billionaires. Just think of all the good that could be done if those wealthiest [...]

Right Wingers Infiltrate Netroots Nation and Make Shit Up

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120612_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Darcy.mp3 {/play} Play in new window   Darcy Burner (candidate for Congress from WA-01) gave me my first goose bump moment at Netroots Nation last week.  It was during the Keynote plenary "The War on (and for) Women".   About 10 minutes into her address, after speaking about the cultural shift that now has her Republican dad speaking openly about her uncle Charlie who  "probably is gay", Darcy explained that the stories in people heads have changed. It's due to a change in the way we look at things, and become more accepting of ideas that we didn't, [...]

On the First Amendment and ADHD

I know, two disparate topics today, but sometimes you must veer out of the political into the real world... We always try to do both. After a brief discussion of the Super Tuesday results (no big surprises on the presidential front; Dennis Kucinich and Mary Jo Kilroy lose :( , Mean Jean Schmidt loses!, and Joe the Plumber squeezes by an unknown...) we moved on to other issues of great importance. Anthony Badami joined me from the Daily Agenda, where he has been one of the few, lonely voices to write about the truly heinous HR 347 that passed the [...]

Nicole Sandler Show on TuneIn

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