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COMMENTARY: Women’s History Month in poetry and prose

March is National Women’s History Month, a fact I note every year, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. I am conflicted. And this particular bit of oppositional thinking cannot be attributed to my nutty genetic code. … Well maybe the predisposition for it can. Regardless, I’ve an active distaste for the need of such a month.

COMMENTARY: I didn’t ask for the anal probe! * | VIDEO

Legislators who are opposed to legal abortion have passed, or have attempted to pass, legislation that forces women seeking abortions to undergo medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds. In these cases, the obvious purpose is to discourage abortions.

COMMENTARY: I’ve had an abortion, but will my daughter be able to?

I’ve exercised my right to choose several times, and I live at peace with the full range of consequences, including my daughter. I hope she is able to exercise the same right. And I wonder: Will Roe v. Wade be here for her?

’Tis the season to celebrate same-sex parenting

TV shows like "The New Normal" and "Modern Family" feature gay couples raising families. Meet real gay families, including San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts and Wally Oliver and their children.

COMMENTARY: Too many Twinkies and other befucklement

Catching up with the news: demise of Hostess Brands, sour grapes of Mitt Romney, restless lower regions of David Petraeus and the delusional mind of Brian Brown.

COMMENTARY: Translating Mitt Romney

Kit-Bacon Gressitt takes a stab at translating Mitt Romney, who doesn't say what he means.

COMMENTARY: Ryan dumps First Amendment for faith; does Romney?

The contrast between Ryan’s insistence on battering the wall between church and state and Biden’s commitment to honor it is distinct — and a clear warning of faith-based things Ryan would foist on the nation if he were allowed to continue his pursuit.

COMMENTARY: Paul Ryan swaps unborn babies for vice presidency

So Republican voters beware: If Ryan will dump his long-time commitment to the nation’s unborn pre-voters just to get elected, imagine what other chicanery we could expect from him as vice president.

COMMENTARY: Say a prayer to whom?

Kit-Bacon Gressitt returns from studying in Spain to an America gone nuts: Censoring a female lawmaker for saying "vagina" in an abortion debate; a cross-waving bigot bashing General Mills over marriage equality; and a birther elected judge in San Diego County.