This Week in the Blog 1-29-18

Whew!  It just gets better every week! Have you wondered what’s really in the Michael Wolfe tell-all book about Trump’s White House?  Well, Penny Smith read it, all the way through, and has told us all we really need to know about it.  See What I’m...

The United States of Gun Violence

By Penny Smith Another week, another mass shooting. Ho Hum. The kids should have been “carrying” themselves or at least the teachers should be armed. That’s the solution. Strap a gun on everyone and then, the argument goes, it would be more than the bad guys who have...

Best School Reform Measure Ever

By Penny Smith I wake up with coffee and NPR most mornings. In the fog before the coffee I faintly heard a short piece about a school that eschews disciplining their acting out impoverished students in favor of counseling, safe spaces, and understanding the...

What I’m Reading 1-28-18

By Penny Smith Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2018. Yes, indeed, my copy came last week and I sat down to a day of shock and awe with Mr. Wolff’s latest book. The basic criticisms that one sees in the...

Chili Supper — February 1, 2018

You certainly know how comforting a hot bowl of chili is on a cold, winter evening, but did you also know that eating foods containing hot chili’s helps with weight loss?  So what better time could the Democratic Women select to host a good, old-fashioned Chili...