Tom Perez, the Democratic party, and a new conversation about abortion

In this age of social media where every conversation boils down to 140 characters, we are losing our capacity for complexity. We are losing our appreciation of nuance because are too busy yelling at one another about our deeply-held beliefs to have productive conversations about experiences, expectations, and practical realities. Earlier this week, Tom Perez,... Read more »

Scott Pruitt killing the EPA is bad for all of us

Scott Pruitt killing the EPA is bad for all of us
In January of this year, in one of the many (I’m starting to hate this word) “unprecedented” actions by the Trump administration, Scott Pruitt was confirmed as administrator of the EPA. Unprecedented, because Pruitt himself has a history of suing the EPA at least 14 times, and now he’s running it? Only if that means running... Read more »

What we learned from today's hearing about Trump and Russia

What we learned from today's hearing about Trump and Russia
Starting this morning and lasting well into the afternoon, FBI Director James Comey and NSA director Admiral Michael Rogers appeared before the House Intelligence Committee to answer questions from committee members about Donald Trump’s allegations that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower in 2016 and about all of the media coverage and speculation surrounding Trump’s ties to Russia... Read more »
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Trump and GOP's Proposed Changes to Health Care - their Values and Morals

Senator Kamala Harris (CA), stated succintly what the Trump/ GOP health care plan proposes: Seven million Americans will lose their health care under their current employer, if the employer chooses to not provide it. If you lose your job, and cannot find another one until day 64, your new employer can raise your health care... Read more »

A painful list of all that's wrong with the Trump administration

A painful list of all that's wrong with the Trump administration
Every day, it’s something new. Part of me hates to say that, because I try not to spread around even MORE negativity, but I’m a writer and an empath, and this is how I process. First came Russia. Even ignoring the Flynn issue and whatever the hell happened between Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner and Sergey Kislyak, let’s... Read more »

My American Health Care Plan

I enthusiastically voted for President Obama for many reasons, one of which was his intention to improve the health care system. I’d recently returned to the USA after several years living abroad in England, New Zealand, and Australia, all of which have some sort of universal health care system, and I passionately wanted the USA... Read more »
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Obamacare's Catch-22

In case you missed it, Illinois Congressman John Shimkus stirred up a shitstorm when he voiced objection to men being forced to purchase prenatal coverage through the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). It’s academic for him of course, since Congress exempted itself from ACA. But his remarks sparked a predictably hysterical media backlash. In fairness... Read more »

Will Trump follow suit and fire Sessions as he did Flynn?

Will Trump follow suit and fire Sessions as he did Flynn?
This afternoon, Jeff Sessions recused himself from any current or future investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. And I can’t help but wonder: Will he be fired, just like Michael Flynn? Yes, the situations are different — I will acknowledge that. Flynn, the former National Security Avisor, allegedly lied to Vice President Mike Pence... Read more »

Trump's Speech to Congress Proves Why He Doesn't Deserve a Chance

Against my better judgment, I forced myself to listen to Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. Despite pleas from fellow Americans to “give him a chance,” I decided long ago that he has used up all of his chances. And almost on a daily basis he reminds me why I have no... Read more »
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