Rox on a Soapbox is the newly-minted punditry home of Roxane Dover, author of Rox and Roll and former contributor to the now-defunct Silicon Valley Moms Group. With the shutdown of SV Moms, Rox decided to go on hiatus from the mommy-blogging world and, instead, to focus on punditry. Coupling lessons learned from her rearing by hippie parents in West Virginia and her liberal arts education as well as from Katie Orenstein's Op-Ed Project sessions at BlogHer '09, Rox has a lot to say and hopes that, by now, she can say -- and write! -- it well.
By nature Roxane is fiscally conservative, but, by nurture, Rox is socially liberal, so you won't find any political party favored here -- though you will find plenty of calls for a meaningful third option.
Stay tuned for great things to come from Rox on a Soapbox. 'Til then, here are some pieces from the past with a bent appropriate for this new blog; enjoy!
For Tyler Clementi - Rox and Roll - September 2010
Duck! I'm Blogging While Angry! - Rox and Roll - August 2010
In Memory of Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) - on the MOMocrats - June 2010
Palo Alto: Mail Your Measure A Ballot Today! - on the SVMB - April 2010
Ignore the Ignorant: Hate Group Counter-Demonstrations Canceled at Gunn HS - SVMB - January 2010
The Business of America Might Be Autos and Banks, But It Shouldn't Be Healthcare - SVMB - August 2009
Jenny Sanford, Kick That Lout to the Curb! - SVMB - July 2009
Wanted: A Political Home - Rox and Roll - July 2009
A Cry for Justice for Megan Meier - SVMB - May 2009
Cyberbullying: Whose Responsibility Is It, Anyway? - SVMB - March 2009
When Difference Taught Me Sameness - SVMB - November 2008
Pride and Prejudice - Rox and Roll - November 2008
Because Teaching Social Justice Is Important - Rox and Roll - November 2008
My Diatribe against Prop 8 - Rox and Roll - October 2008
This Princess Votes for the Paupers - SVMB - September 2008
On Public Education: An Opinion that Gifted Students Deserve More Support - New Jersey Moms Blog - April 2008
Obama at Wesleyan - Rox and Roll - May 2008