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POSTED: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 12:35 PM
Filed Under: Take Action

"When I first looked at the Declaration of Independence, my eyes welled up. I thought - this is our nation's birth certificate, the people's document, and it should visit Americans, rather than sit somewhere on a wall waiting for Americans to come to it, as a reminder of the freedoms we all cherish."
 

-- Norman Lear

POSTED: Monday, January 26, 2009, 12:25 PM
Filed Under: Value Families

Check out this piece on the benefits of being a big sister that was on the Huffington Post.

I am a big sister to five siblings so I get to enjoy the benefits and joys everyday! I love you guys. Now, I know Amadeus and B4 can't get on the computer yet, but this will be a test to the rest of my brood to see how often they check in at Citizen Hunter!

POSTED: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 12:20 PM
Filed Under: Take Action

Valerie Sobel Knows. She's a great friend and the smartest cookie I know.

She's a finalist for the 2009 Smart Cookie Award, recognizing extraordinary women who balance family and a career making life better for other moms.

The winner receives a $35,000 prize for her favorite charity and national TV coverage, all sponsored by Cookie Magazine.

POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 12:30 PM

Yesterday, evangelicals and political progressives took a significant step towards ending the polarizing "culture wars." Through a process of dialogue with Faith in Public Life, Third Way and each other, these leaders found common ground on tough political questions from immigration reform to gay rights to abortion, without setting aside their principles.

This collaboration between unlikely allies demonstrates a model for finding a way forward on difficult political questions. We as citizens can learn a lot from this ethos of bridge-building; it’s certainly a productive way to engage with the political process. The agenda this coalition has rallied around - and for which they've already starting lobbying (PDF) - will have significant political implications.

Say yes to working together and realizing our shared values. Sign on as a supporter of a common-ground approach to abortion by joining the Real Abortion Solutions Facebook group. This approach calls for increased access to adoption, the prevention of unintended pregnancies, support for women and families, and better pre- and post-natal healthcare. Also, become a Facebook fan of the common values governing agenda at “Come Let us Reason Together.

(Won't even add that you should be my friend on facebook since I know you are already!)

POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 12:25 PM

The not-so-secret inspirations behind citizen hunter -- well, not secret now anyway since I am sharing them with you!

"How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, slowly changing the world!"
-- Anne Frank

Drops that gather one by one finally become a sea.
-- Persian proverb

POSTED: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 5:40 PM

Flavia Colgan is an editorial board member of the Philadelphia Daily News. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in Religion, Flavia returned to her home state of Pennsylvania. After running several statewide campaigns for Democratic candidates, Flavia was appointed chief of staff to Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor, the first woman and youngest ever to serve in the position. She also served as a member of Governor Ed Rendell's senior staff.

Flavia Colgan is a consulting producer and host of an upcoming Travel Channel show, Miracle Quest. She has been a commentator for Fox News Channel, appearing on shows such as Hannity & Colmes and Fox & Friends. She is currently a commentator for MSNBC and CNBC, appearing on Scarborough Country, the Dennis Miller show, Lester Holt Live, The Situation with Tucker Carlson, and Hardball with Chris Mathews. Flavia has appeared as a guest on other shows including the Montel show and ESPN's Strictly Speaking with Stephen A. Smith. She has interviewed such notables as Walter Cronkite, Prince Albert of Monaco and Michael Moore.

Flavia also serves as a special correspondent for the nationally syndicated show Extra, where she explores the impact of celebrity on politics and causes. Her interviews include: Queen Latifah, Bill Maher, Geena Davis, Jean Smart, Kate Bosworth, Marcia Gay Harden, Daryl Hannah, Larry and Laurie David, Al and Tipper Gore, and Sharon Stone.

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POSTED: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 1:20 PM
POSTED: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Flavia Colgan is an editorial board member of the Philadelphia Daily News. She served as chief of staff to Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor - the first woman and youngest ever to serve in the position - and also served as a member of Governor Ed Rendell's senior staff. She has been seen as a commentator on the Fox News Channel, and is known for TV series such as Miracle Quest (Travel Channel) and Extraordinary People (CBS). Flavia is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Politics PA, the Allentown Morning Call and the Daily News. Read Complete Bio


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