Back in 1992, a young, naive girl was so impressed with candidate Bill Clinton that she signed up to volunteer with the local Democratic party chapter, and helped set up the staging area for one of his last speeches before he was elected president. She later strongly rejected the party’s platform – especially on abortion – and deeply regretted her (admittedly small) role in the national rise of the Clinton machine.
As if the political divide between the left and right in America wasn’t big enough, elected Democrats are working to make it even wider – at the expense of tax revenue, businesses, and jobs in their own states.
My latest at Independent Journal Review is an opinion piece that discusses Pure Pizza, a trendy pizzeria here in Charlotte that has been thrust into the national spotlight after a customer and friend of the owner recently posted a picture of the owner’s unisex bathroom policy on social media, in place for five months or so. The image went viral, news outlets started writing about it, and now people are talking.
Courtesy of a retweet yesterday, I came across a column journo, author, and business woman Soledad O’Brien praised and shared with her audience on Twitter, one that was written by a Facebook executive by the name of Margaret Gould Stewart. Stewart is the Director of Product Design at Facebook and developed a serious case of the vapors over the audacity of questioners at business conferences to ask successful female public figures who also happen to be moms how they manage to juggle it all. More on that in a minute.
In my first op/ed piece for IJ Review, I discuss my time as a pro-choice liberal (which I’ve written about some here in the past) and how I eventually had a change of heart and began advocating pro-life policies that protect unborn life instead of destroying it. And how, with the release of the disturbing, gruesome undercover Planned Parenthood videos, we can use the opportunities they present to change hearts and minds. An excerpt: