Author Archive for Rebekah

I'm a working mother with an over-developed sense of irreverence, ADD, socialist tendencies and a blog. All my opinions are entirely my own and not representative of anything officially sanctioned by my employer, my mother, or arbiters of common sense and good taste.

On Friendship and Justice

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Last night, amid rumors of an impending revelation about a leading figure in the restaurant industry, Anthony Bourdain posted this cryptic and reflective tweet: This might be the question that is haunting all of us news-watchers these days. Every day…

This Week in WTF

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Congratulations! We have all survived another week in Trump’s America. Hooray for us! I know we have all be resisting as much as our little heats can resist and you should pat yourself on the back for that. We are…

Obamacare Open Enrollment 2017


Hi, hey, hello, how are you all? Did you enjoy Mueller Monday this week? How about that guilty plea from that Papadoplous guy? Think he’s cooperating with the investigation? Yeah, cool, cool, cool. And Halloween…did you have fun on Halloween?…

Most 2017 Halloween Costumes

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Tomorrow is Halloween! And for many of us, Halloween means costumes. It also often means procrastination on making costumes. To help with you last-minute costume panic, I have come up with this list of costumes that require very little effort but combine…


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It began with young white men with torches.  They took to the streets of Charlottesville because…I don’t know why. Because someone told them they shouldn’t say the n-word? Because a black president made them buy health insurance? Because someone wants…

Pour One Out For The Mooch. Raise A Glass For The First Amendment.


But the colorful language and sloppy handling of protocols for talking to the press is really a sideshow here. That sort of thing is almost lovable in its buffoonery. No, the real issue here is that the Mooch was acting as a foot soldier in the on-going Trump administration war on the press.

My Obamacare Story


In 2003, I was completing graduate school in Ohio and moving back to Maryland for a new job. One of my concerns in relocating was health insurance. I had been on the student health plan at my university, so I…

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