Diane Silver

Diane Silver

At a Glance:

Diane Silver has been a Project Contributor since August 2009, has written 22 entries and currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas.


Diane Silver is the nationally syndicated author of the column "Political IQ." A former newspaper reporter, magazine editor and political activist, Diane has published in The Progressive, Salon.com, Ms Magazine, and other national publications. These days she is searching for the meaning of life, politics, spirituality, science fiction & women’s basketball.

Diane Silver: Recently Filed


Was My Father Evil?

Filed by Diane Silver | May 25, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

In my quest to understand goodness, I find myself confronted with an important discussion about which category - good or evil - my father fell into. Read More

JFK, Tucson and Fear

Filed by Diane Silver | January 25, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

In the wake of the Tucson shootings and liberal concerns about political rhetoric, our honorable opposition on the right has taken to yelling, "Foul!" Right-wing commentators claim that progressives' concerns about rhetoric aren't real concerns; they're politics. This scream has...Read More


Christians May Irk, but Christmas Doesn't

Filed by Diane Silver | December 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Who can resist a holiday about hope?Read More

What I Can't Say

Filed by Diane Silver | October 26, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm in awe of my friend Jennifer Lawler, who writes so movingly about raising Jessica. I wish I had half of Jennifer's talent. But this morning in meditation I finally stopped picking at myself for spending the last few days...Read More

National Coming Out Day and Morality

Filed by Diane Silver | October 11, 2010 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today is National Coming Out Day, so it seems appropriate to note that there is nothing more important to my search for goodness than integrity. The dictionary on my iMac defines "integrity" as "the quality of being honest and having...Read More