A Southern Gal’s Response to Charlottesville Riots

Most people are horrified by the violence in Charlottesville. Most Americans are embarrassed by a mealy-mouthed response from the Federal Government to Nazi’s and heavily armed White Supremacist’s in riot gear marching in the streets. But not everybody. And not everybody is comfortable with removing monuments. People who think like Read More …

RAISE Act Targets Middle Class

POTUS45 issued his support for a bold plan to reduce legal immigration into the USA by 50%. INSERT SCREAM HERE. My instinctual rejection of the plan (because POTUS45 supports it) is part of my cultural bias. I am a liberal, educated female who tends to support Democratic candidates. The statements Read More …

America’s Secret Draft.

When did military service stop being an indicator of patriotism? It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no senator’s son. It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one… Credence Clearwater Revival CCR’s protest song has been playing in my head all weekend long. Funny, that’s one Read More …

Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Woman of the People

Joseline Peña (maiden name) was a natural supporter of the trust act. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised by a single mother, who made her living working in the New York garment industry. The struggling family was forced to live on welfare at one time, something that Read More …

One Ugly Law About to go to President for signature.

Direct Attack on Planned Parenthood Plunges Ahead (or maybe that should be …Into the Darkness?) I don’t mind being dramatic. But I would prefer to be less cynical. Unfortunately, I’ve been through too many political battles to avoid an occassional attitude. I have an attitude, not just about this law – but Read More …

Pay attention, Geraldo Rivera, the story is student loan justice, not Al Capone.

“Who is that guy?” Geraldo Rivera asked, sounding equal parts annoyed and intrigued, as a man danced past the window behind him for the tenth time. Geraldo Rivera should have known. A moment earlier, the man had spun his sign into clear view, just behind Rivera’s head. It said “StudentLoanJustice.Org.” Read More …

#NoDAPL comes to DC – photo feature. Native Nations Rise.

-Melody Curtiss It’s more than the magical appearance of the well-lit tipi encampment shining in the darkness on the National Mall that lifts the spirit today – but that would be enough to generate excitement. It is beautiful. My daylight experience of the March on the White House – (yes, Read More …

President Trump’s Kinder, Gentler Refugee A-Ban-donment

Trump’s revised travel ban may kinder and gentler, and some of the implementation language more thought out – but it is not going unchallenged – as of March 9, 2017 by Washington State and Hawaii. Minnesota, New York and Oregon have joined Washington State AG Bob Ferguson in seeking to Read More …