Letters from the Left

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...

'It's not what we serve ...'

by leslieboyd
A year ago, I was arrested in Washington for disrupting the Senate as its members prepared to debate repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I was  senten...

Fight poverty, not the poor

by leslieboyd
If I hear another person tell me poor people need to get a job, I may become violent — or at least verbally abusive. Did you know most poor peop...

Is it a valid question or is it a troll?

by leslieboyd
This is all about critical thinking skills, which are sorely missing in too many people. You see a post on Facebook asking a question about the Creatu...

Incivility as the new "normal."

by leslieboyd
You never know who has a gun. That’s what I told the sheriff’s deputy I spoke to yesterday when I called 911 to report a woman who tailgat...

Yeah, yeah, thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers ...

by leslieboyd
It happened again yesterday. A white man with a gun killed five innocent people. But this one hit really close to home. This one was personal. This an...

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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    • A summer of losses causes one to think about the future
      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 Jersey this summer to visit friends who have been together since childhood; we took four, two of them for funerals. The original core group of boys […]
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      A year ago, I was arrested in Washington for disrupting the Senate as its members prepared to debate repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I was  sentenced to 48 hours of community service. I went straight to 12 Baskets Cafe, where I’ve volunteered a couple of days a week since — long after my sentence […]
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    • Fight poverty, not the poor
      If I hear another person tell me poor people need to get a job, I may become violent — or at least verbally abusive. Did you know most poor people who can work, do? Did you know that the vast majority of jobs being created in this economy are low-wage and part-time? There was no real […]
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