Teri Kanefield

Teri has written novels, short stories, nonfiction for both young readers and adults, and lots of legal briefs. She is currently working on a book on disinformation to be published by Macmillan Publishers. Her political commentary has appeared on the NBC Think Blog and CNN.com. Her articles and essays have appeared in publications as diverse as Education Week, Slate Magazine, and Scope Magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in the American Literary View, The Iowa Review, and others. For twelve years she maintained a private appellate law practice limited to representing indigents on appeal from adverse rulings. She believes with the ACLU that when the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled. She also believe with John Updike that the purpose of literature is to expand our sympathies. Teri lives with her family on the beautiful central coast in California.

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Cults, Lies and Sadopopulism

Here’s the part that is hard for people to grasp: The GOP doesn’t want a democracy. They want fascism. They’re trying to destroy truth. That, of course, explains Fox, Trump, and the

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Lordy, There Are Tapes

We learned that Bob Woodward has tapes of Trump admitting that he knew in January that the world faced a health emergency on par with the flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an

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The Antidote to Despair

A reader of this blog wrote this after reading yesterday’s list of real issues and problems to face in the next few months: Yale Professor Timothy Snyder offers insight about despair. He says: “shock

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Smashing the Patriarchy

teve Bannon (former Trump advisor), Brian Kolfage, and two others were charged with a fraud scheme: They lied to get money from Trump supporters to “Build the Wall”

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Trump knows he probably won’t get enough votes to win, so his plan is evidently to create chaos with the postal service so that the election will be a disaster, and then

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BIRTHERISM 2.0

It was just a matter of time before someone questioned whether Kamala Harris is eligible for the vice presidency because her parents are immigrants. On Wednesday, John Eastman published a piece in Newsweek making

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