Tag Archives: politics

My 2012 San Francisco ballot

On Tuesday, I’ll be voting in person for the first time in my native California. I’ve only ever voted by mail before. (I voted from Berlin in the 2008 presidential election, and had a charming exchange in broken German with the women working at the post office. They, like nearly all of Germany, were following […]

Women’s suffrage and the world’s oldest person

The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, was ratified 92 years ago this month. 1It had been introduced 41 years earlier by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but sometimes it takes a few decades to move the Overton window towards sanity. Less than a century is […]