Splitting hairs, but having just gotten home from a phone bank for Washington United for Marriage, I have to point out that it's a referendum campaign (i.e. public vote on a law passed by the legislature, as you described), not an initiative (i.e. public vote on a proposal put forth by the people). Thumbs up to… » 8/07/12 3:39am 8/07/12 3:39am

@Jonescat: I've been using the DivaCup for about three years, and I can't say it's made any difference with my cramps. They're still murderous the first two days. However, I find the cup more comfortable to wear than a tampon - it warms up and is more flexible, so I generally can't tell it's there. » 12/04/10 1:43am 12/04/10 1:43am

While I believe this (and am pretty sure previous studies have already made the same conclusion), my own experience is an exception. I've always been a succinct writer, and rarely managed to fill the first of the two pages provided for the essay section. Yet I managed an 800 written score: so there's hope for… » 11/05/10 2:40pm 11/05/10 2:40pm

@VeryCapable: I would be happy to see any intelligent news anchor covering this; but I particularly enjoy watching a *woman* cover it. It gives a face to the often-abstract demographic affected by "women's issues." I'm also surprised by how moved I am to see a *gay* woman talking about this. Until I heard Rachel… » 9/18/10 2:34am 9/18/10 2:34am

@MagImpalor is a god damn spy.: While I see your point that this policy is outdated, I worry about the use of polling data to support repeal of discriminatory laws. In my view, that just validates the increasingly popular conservative argument that such things as same-sex marriage should be subject to popular vote.… » 9/13/10 2:33pm 9/13/10 2:33pm