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This Is What Trump’s First 100 Days Feel Like By Madeleine H. Burnside

This Is What Trump's First 100 Days Feels Like By Madeleine H. Burnside What do Donald Trump’s first 100 days feel like? Someone else has doubtless created a list of all that’s occurred, but no matter how many details you recall, the entire conglomerate of fiascos carries weight as a single disaster.  In some cases,…
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Irresistible Emails and Why I Hate to Love Jon Ossoff

Irresistible Emails and Why I Hate to Love Jon Ossoff We’ll know more about the significance of the race for the 6th Congressional District in Georgia on Tuesday, April 18th. There might be a run-off, but we’ll know whether Jon Ossoff is likely to become their new U.S. Representative or if voters stick with the…
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Welcome to the Arena! We’re Not Just Marching Anymore

Welcome to the Arena! We’re Not Just Marching Anymore If I were to pinpoint the single worst failure of the idealists of my generation, it is that we did not believe that the “System” could be changed from within, so we didn’t try. We knew, young as we were, that “Power corrupts and absolute power…
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This is my contribution to society…

This is my contribution to society… My name is Marie O’Neill. I’m 55 and done with menopause. It’s interesting because I wasn’t even aware that I’d gone through it until I didn’t have my period for a whole year when I was 50. What I found was that my periods were sporadic up until I…
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Why the Affordable Care Act Couldn’t Be Repealed

Why the Affordable Care Act Couldn’t Be Repealed There are not just two sides of the political aisle on the ACA, there is a diverse range of experiences. If you want to know more about individual commendations and condemnations, the New York Times did a great series of interviews in their January 29th issue. Photographer:…
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Standing her Ground on Wall Street

Standing her Ground on Wall Street Wall Street’s Charging Bull was set in place in 1989. It was a year that opened with the inauguration of George Bush the Elder. His was a presidency fraught with dissension and Bush navigated tentatively. Saturday Night Live satirized him with the mantra “Wouldn’t be prudent.” Ten months into…
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We’re Not the Tea Party—We’re the Coffee Klatsch from Hell!

We’re Not the Tea Party—We’re the Coffee Klatsch from Hell! This past Thursday, I read that Republicans in 16 states are trying to pass laws that will restrict our ability to protest. What’s so special suddenly? One of the arguments against the recent Women’s Marches is that many do not have leaders. OMG! Amazingly we…
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A Life as a Labor Activist

A Life as a Labor Activist I’ve known Diane since 1971 or 72—a long time. As she nears retirement age, she is exploring her world of labor activism. She has just returned from a trip to India that she took with her daughter as part an organization called Building Bridges. Rather than starting this interview in…
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Thank you, Mr. Trump, for Bringing Us All Together?

Thank you, Mr. Trump, for Bringing Us All Together? Palm Beach County did not vote for Donald Trump. Outsiders find that odd because there is so much wealth here—the prejudice runs that rich people are conservative. In fact, my county holds a complicated mix of old money, working stiffs, and fair-weather retirees like me. We…
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