First lady politics

I’ve been having fun this week with a SmartPlanet blog post I wrote about my uneasiness over Michelle Obama’s DNC speech. I feel like the campaign brushes aside her accomplishments as a scholar and career woman in order to canonize her as a mother. I realize there are a number of political factors at play here, and that there’s an inherent need for the campaign to pander to more conservative voters. I find it disheartening, but I’m more than happy to hear other opinions. The discussion in the comments section has been lively and I’m joining in regularly, so please add your thoughts!

In other posts this week, U.S. health system waste, the probable cause behind rosacea, and the prospect of bioengineered corn as a savior in the Midwest drought.