Are you hefted?

I ran across the word “hefted” this week. Maybe you know it. “Hefted” refers to sheep that don’t need a fence because they don’t wander far from home. Since I decided it was a term I could use, as in, “I have invitations from friends to visit wonderful places but I stay at home like a hefted…

When women are still pawns

Last night on Rachel Maddow, David Sirota said Democrats had the votes to pass the stimulus bill without making any concessions to the Republicans on tax cuts. His opinion was that every dollar we lost from the stimulus package to tax cuts would cost taxpayers in the long run because it meant fewer dollars to…