Letters from the Left

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 ...

We can't go much lower

by leslieboyd
  The level of hypocrisy is breathtaking. Republicans say Al Franken needs to resign because he may have kissed women (adults) without permission...

The false equivalency of Roy Moore and Al Franken

by leslieboyd
Al Franken did a stupid thing. He posed for a photo where he pretended he was about to grope a sleeping woman’s breasts. The woman who took the ...

The tarnished tiara

by leslieboyd
Today is my 65th birthday. It would have been my son’s 43rd. This is the 10th birthday I have celebrated without him. I thought about that as I ...

I was the victim, not the perpetrator.

by leslieboyd
    I was 3 the first time I was violated. I don’t remember a time when my body was mine. From that first violation until I was almost...

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 Democratic Party needs to come back to us
        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 the party continues its slide to the right in an attempt to get voters who are far more conservative than the party’s traditional base. This started in the […]
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    • I am leaving the Democratic Party. Here's why.
      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 they knew would never go for it. So they didn’t even try. Instead, we got a system that was designed by the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation, and the Republicans weren’t even […]
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    • We can't go much lower
        The level of hypocrisy is breathtaking. Republicans say Al Franken needs to resign because he may have kissed women (adults) without permission and he was in an extremely inappropriate gag photo. But they believe Jesus supports Roy Moore, who was banned from a shopping mall for stalking teenage girls when he was in his […]
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