Letters from the Left

More legal lynchings. When will it stop?

by leslieboyd
On Sept. 8, Marcus Deon Smith was experiencing a mental health crisis in Greensboro, NC,when someone called police. Yes, someone should have called po...

The time for resistance is now

by leslieboyd
I don’t even know where to begin. The violence of the last week has hit me in the heart so hard, I can’t even begin to put the feelings wa...

Not all men? Really? And do all lives matter?

by leslieboyd
OK, I’m going to sound like an angry woman here again — mostly because I am angry. I wasn’t at the keyboard five minutes this morn...

I'm not just an angry liberal, I'm an infuriated woman

by leslieboyd
  The Republicans have — once again — thumbed their noses at women and let us know just how they feel about us. They think we’r...

Here's why women don't report

by leslieboyd
Let me tell you what trauma does to a person so that you might understand why women don’t come forward. I was 3 when I was violated. I remember ...

A summer of losses causes one to think about the future

by leslieboyd
It’s been a difficult summer. My husband and I lost two dear friends and a cousin in the space of a month. We had planned two trips to New Jerse...

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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    • More legal lynchings. When will it stop?
      On Sept. 8, Marcus Deon Smith was experiencing a mental health crisis in Greensboro, NC,when someone called police. Yes, someone should have called police because in North Carolina, as in most places, there is no other alternative for someone in a mental health crisis. It’s what happened next that’s the issue: Police hog-tied Smith, and […]
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    • The time for resistance is now
      I don’t even know where to begin. The violence of the last week has hit me in the heart so hard, I can’t even begin to put the feelings washing over me into words. Children in cages and the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice who was so obviously unqualified for the job, despite the […]
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    • Not all men? Really? And do all lives matter?
      OK, I’m going to sound like an angry woman here again — mostly because I am angry. I wasn’t at the keyboard five minutes this morning before I saw a post that said, “not all men.” Well, duh. I never said it was. I told the man this sounded a bit like “all lives matter,” and he […]
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