Category Archives: politics

  1. Race, Rhetoric and Those “Racist Bones”

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    July 20, 2019 by Jean

    Recently I’ve been reflecting on President Trump’s suggestion to four women lawmakers that they should “go back to the … …
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  2. Fear, Hope, and Change

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    May 14, 2019 by Jean

    On Sunday, as I drove to and from the first Farmers’ Market of the season, I was listening to one …
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  3. Becoming

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    April 24, 2019 by Jean

    When my book group decided to read Michelle Obama’s autobiography Becoming (Crown, 2018) this month, I was willing but not …
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  4. Winter Reading

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    January 13, 2019 by Jean

    I am a voracious reader and have been for pretty much all my life. I remember my weekly dilemma when …
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  5. The Twenty Percent Challenge

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    August 30, 2017 by Jean

    Recently, I have been reading The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living (Island Press 2012). …
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  6. Is This the Face of Voter Fraud?

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    August 10, 2017 by Jean

    One afternoon in June, I went to my local Town Hall to vote in a special election. I should note …
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  7. Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

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    May 31, 2017 by Jean

    For several months now, I’ve been trapped on an email mailing list for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC); they …
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