Category Archives: Sanity Blog

Letter from Irma–Aftermath

Letter from Irma--Aftermath By Madeleine H. Burnside Hurricane supplies don’t really come into play until after the storm. I have D batteries, tequila, votive candles, chocolate, a book by the Dalai Lama, and a bunch of other stuff. I’m out of cocktail olives but oh well. My fridge is cool not cold. I pulled the…
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Letter from Irma: Day 0 by Madeleine Burnside

Letter from Irma: Day 0 Irma has not yet touched Florida but we can feel it coming. It's a sunny day with a breeze that's just a bit too strong. I live about half a mile west of the Intracoastal. To the east is Palm Beach proper (known locally as "the island" in the snobbish…
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Letter from Irma—A Second Day of Waiting by Madeleine H. Burnside

I did everything I could outside yesterday, thinking I would be making last-minute efforts in the rain today. I’m really done now. I think. Last night I remembered to pay the mortgage. It was a panic at 10:30—the first ATM I went to wasn’t working so I had to find another branch at which to…
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Letter from Irma: Day 0 by Madeleine H. Burnside

Letter from Irma: Day 0 Irma has not yet touched Florida but we can feel it coming. It's been a sunny day with a breeze that's just a bit too strong. I live about half a mile west of the Intracoastal. To the east is Palm Beach proper (known locally as "the island" in the…
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Heroes of the Health Care Wars? by Madeleine H. Burnside

Heroes of the Health Care Wars? By Madeleine H. Burnside I am a little bit insulted by the emails I’ve gotten this week from various progressive groups, saluting me as “a healthcare hero.” I’m not. Let’s not kid about this—I take my resistance seriously and don’t need to be patronized or flattered when I’m unable…
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Bring on the Fireworks! By Madeleine H. Burnside

Bring on the Fireworks! By Madeleine H. Burnside This July, while stocking up on hot dogs, I’m thinking about the American Revolution more than ever. Men stepped up against a King they saw as a tyrant, knowing if they failed they would be executed as traitors. Women with loaded hunting rifles stood on the thresholds…
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They Only See Us As A Problem By Madeleine H. Burnside

They Only See Us As A Problem By Madeleine H. Burnside A friend of mine expressed his despair over the current state of our political climate in an email this week, “There seems to be a critical mass…of so many disparate yet complimentary elements working against the good, it feels overwhelming.” [caption id="attachment_3072" align="alignnone" width="597"]…
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Two Americans By Madeleine H. Burnside

Two Americans By Madeleine H. Burnside Two Americans “testified” this week: Bob Dylan and James Comey. Two very different men: a counter-culture Lefty icon and the former Director of the FBI. Different generations—Dylan was born in 1941, just as the U.S. entered World War II, and Comey in 1960, just as the Vietnam War was…
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Guest Blog, by Ken McCallion

Guest Blog: Jared Kushner, A Clear and Present Danger to the Republic THE KUSHNER-FLYNN “BACKCHANNEL” LINK TO PUTIN AND HIS RUSSIAN COHORTS WAS PART OF THE PLAN FROM THE BEGINNING, NOT THE PRODUCT OF SOME NAÏVE IMPULSE OR “CRAZY IDEA” May 27, 2017 – by Ken McCallion [caption id="attachment_3040" align="alignnone" width="631"] US National Security Advisor…
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