Letters from the Left

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...

All I want for Christmas is social and economic justice

by leslieboyd
This is not a joyous day for too many of us. Some of us are without loved ones, perhaps for the first time. Some of us are without a job and therefore...

Now let's get to work

by leslieboyd
  The defeat of Roy Moore is not some huge, history-altering victory. Never has a major political party put up such a flawed candidate — a ...

The Democratic Party needs to come back to us

by leslieboyd
  I have taken a lot of heat over my decision to leave the Democratic Party. There have been pleas of “Come back! We need you!” But t...

I am leaving the Democratic Party. Here's why.

by leslieboyd
I am done. I stayed when the Democrats refused to push for a single-payer health care system because they didn’t want to anger Republicans, who ...

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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    • Step up or shut up
      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 I can’t verify personally, but I believe the people who were here). The entire block surrounding the Vance Monument was packed with people, and the crowd stretched down the hill past the […]
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    • Why NOT Oprah for president?
          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 need another entertainer in the White House. The two we’ve had –Ronald Reagan and the current occupant have both been disasters. I’m not saying Oprah is in this class; […]
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    • All I want for Christmas is social and economic justice
      This is not a joyous day for too many of us. Some of us are without loved ones, perhaps for the first time. Some of us are without a job and therefore without the means to participate in the way convention tells us we must — there is joy in giving, so we must consume, […]
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