Letters from the Left

The children will save us

by leslieboyd
    I think something snapped on Valentine’s Day. Another 17 people died in another mass shooting at another school while Congress rem...

This is NOT Blue Apron

by leslieboyd
  The current occupant of the White House has a new plan to feed poor people: Send them boxes of cheap, high-fat, high-carb, low-nutrient foods. ...

Listen to the voices rarely heard

by leslieboyd
  I learned an important lesson last night. I learned that sometimes we need to set aside the rules and just listen. I am on the NC State Coordin...

Nobody wants a handout. Nobody.

by leslieboyd
I have no tolerance for mean-spiritedness. That’s why I don’t read the comments on social-justice articles, especially when I’ve wri...

Step up or shut up

by leslieboyd
Yesterday’s Women’s March in Asheville was enormous — by all reports, as big as last year’s (I was in Washington last year, so...

Why NOT Oprah for president?

by leslieboyd
    I don’t want Oprah to run for president. I know, I know, now you think I’m being racist, but hear me out. We don’t nee...

Momma

The murderer-in-chief just signed what could be your death warrant

by leslieboyd
Ever since he took office, the current occupant of the White House has been looking for ways to kill access to health care for tens of millions of Ame...

They're not done trying to steal our health care

by leslieboyd
  Everyone seems in a celebratory mood this morning. Stop it. Stop it now. Mitch McConnell announced the latest version of Trumpcare is dead, and...

It's All Fun & Games Until Someone Loses An Eye: How Trump Won the GOP Nomination

by Heidi Haines, aka Perry MacNeil
Well, someone has finally lost an eye. The GOP thought fooling around with that sharp stick, well, a bundle of sharp sticks, would be fun, that Trump ...

For Women's Equality Day, let's defend women's health

by leslie boyd
Today marks the 95th anniversary of woman suffrage. That’s a big deal to me. My grandmother was the last generation of women who were denied the...

Women's lives just got more difficult

by leslie boyd
It appears we’re living under Scalia Law. In the last week, the Supreme Court has ruled against women’s health and privacy in two shocking...

"Are You Listening, Mr. President?" My Open Letter re: Today's Economic Speech

by Heidi Haines, aka Perry MacNeil
Greetings, my fellow Politicos! I am sharing my letter to President Obama with you today. While his speech was heartening, I found little to truly hel...

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    • The children will save us
          I think something snapped on Valentine’s Day. Another 17 people died in another mass shooting at another school while Congress remained steadfast in its determination to ignore the carnage and bow to its overlord, the National Rifle Association. Yet again, campaign contributions mattered more than the lives of children and teachers. But this […]
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    • This is NOT Blue Apron
        The current occupant of the White House has a new plan to feed poor people: Send them boxes of cheap, high-fat, high-carb, low-nutrient foods. Again and again, I’ve seen the idea compared to Blue Apron, a gourmet food vendor that sends out boxes of food together with recipes for fabulous meals. The comparison is […]
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    • Listen to the voices rarely heard
        I learned an important lesson last night. I learned that sometimes we need to set aside the rules and just listen. I am on the NC State Coordinating Committee for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. In this position, I organize events to get out the word, and these events, […]
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