Today is the last full day of Barack Obama’s presidency. And I am grateful to have lived in the United States at a time when the white male monopoly on the Presidency was broken, at last.
It’s…important to say that I do not agree with Obama on everything, and in fact, I vehemently disagree with the positions he has taken on certain subjects dear to me. However, there is one point on which I can unequivocally admire Obama: his integrity and dignity in his personal life. There are ample role models… >> Read More
Regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admit, Obama is a fantastic example of a dad. He is dedicated, loving, and attentive (I mean, the guy is President, and yet he has had a perfect…attendance record at his daughters’ parent-teacher conferences). He's also great with other people's kids. To celebrate his last day in office, here are some moments when Obama completely lost his shit in the most adorable way possible around kids (and of course, his own two daughters). Enjoy (and if you need to, grab a Kleenex,… >> Read More
During the election, there was much discussion in the Jewish press about the fact that, no matter who won, the president would have a Jewish son-in-law. But from my perspective, Michelle Obama may…have been our first Jewish First Lady. Not because of her stance on Israel (not touching that one) or the fact that she regularly attended the White House seder, but because the values she promoted find their roots in our Jewish values, and made me proud to hold her up as a role model. There… >> Read More
We've watched Malia and Sasha Obama grow up over the past eight years--and it's been incredible not just because they've blossomed into intelligent, strong women, but because we've also witnessed…truly amazing parenting. Last night, I almost cried when President Barack Obama mentioned his daughters during his Farewell Address. Obama made sure that everyone in the country knows the most important job he's ever had--and will have in this life--is being a dad. He said: "Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become… >> Read More
There's hope for women yet. The Obama administration has just proposed a new rule that would prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood for political reasons. This new rule (which is awesome,…might I point out), which the Department of Health and Human Services proposed last week, says that states cannot withhold Title X federal family planning money for any reason other than the provider’s “ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner.” This is a huge win, as it means states can no longer vote to… >> Read More