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Why I’m a Democrat

I am an active Democrat because of my mother’s history. My 96-year-old mother was born and raised in Alsace, France. At 19, she was interred in a concentration camp as

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Hierarchy v. Fairness

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The right-wing—which until recently loved the 10th Amendment and revered states’ rights—is now fine with sending federal troops to trample states’ rights. Meanwhile, Trump canceled his convention because of COVID while

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When You Show Up…

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Described as the world’s oldest virus, anti-Semitism seems to be increasing along with COVID-19. Most recently, anti-Semitic remarks by several high-profile athletes and entertainers reminded us that these are particularly

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Wall of Moms Bay Area

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Photo courtesy of MSNBC First they came for Portland. After protestors turned up for more than 50 consecutive nights, President Donald Trump and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf

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Working Together We Win

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“Working Together We Win” is the slogan for Kelly Noland who is running for Congress in Michigan District 10. And, so what? Why should we care about a Democratic primary

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Fortnight Horribilis

 Photo by Anika Mikkelson via Unsplash I took a comprehensive look at the polls two weeks ago and walked away feeling pretty good about the Democrats’ chances to take back

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Across the Aisle

Photo by Kalisa Veer via Unsplash A conservative colleague at my husband’s place of work recently reached out and asked if anyone would like to get together to discuss and

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Political Courage

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You may be feeling whiplash if you’re trying to follow all the latest news stories. Here are a few doozies: Trump has known since early 2019 about the Russian bounty

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Please, Don’t Be a Bystander

Be the person who does more than just express outrage. Being outraged by how African-Americans are treated in this country isn’t enough. Being sympathetic isn’t enough. We have to take

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Trauma in a Culture of Abuse

In late November, I planned a short break from my blog to focus on Trump's Impeachment. I listened in shock as witnesses like Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testified to crimes that

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THE CHAOS AGENT PRESIDENT

This week has been the most chaotic week of the Trump presidency—and that’s saying a lot.... There are peaceful protesters and there are chaos agents. The truth about the chaos

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Letter to the Editor

DeSantis needs to walk and chew gum at the same time and quit doing daily rosy updates from friendly venues. We can get that from the president.

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SAVE A LIFE, WEAR A MASK

” It’s disrespectful to the nurses, the doctors, the people who have been frontline workers," the New York governor said. “You wear the mask not for yourself, you wear the

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A House Divided

“Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”  (Matthew 12:25) During the nineteenth century, medical researchers discovered that microscopic,

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We Did Not Know

The sky was gray and it was drizzling. My father stood outside the gates of Dachau in his U.S. Army uniform. He was thinking about the previous day, when he

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The Outrage Cycle

If you don’t get outraged, you are “normalizing” what he does. He wins if you react. He wins if you don’t react. See how effective it is?

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Rogan’s List for 04/14/2020

NATIONAL ISSUES Contact all Federal Members of Congress(includes contact info and links to social media)https://www.contactingcongress.org/Fax legislators for free:Reps:  https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.phpSenate:  https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.phpOr use Resistbot:  https://resist.bot/Purchase stamps, postcards, and other mailing supplies: https://store.usps.com/store/Or use StampsLicked to have

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Saving the Post

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I have fond memories of the postal service; from writing letters to Campbell’s Soup Company sending the first sonogram of my son to my parents when they lived in South

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Rogan’s List for 04/06/2020

On Mondays, Rogan’s List features a listing of proposed rule and regulation changes that are currently accepting public comment.  Commenting is the way to show government agencies how we feel about these proposed

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If I Die

Some are more vulnerable, but none are safe, leaving us all to seriously ponder the question that few of us are willing to ask out loud. “What if I die?”

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