Author: Rebekah Kuschmider

I'm a 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 political party, my mother, or arbiters of common sense and good taste.

On Governance and Knowledge

There is a very good profile of former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster in the New Yorker this week. The article is lengthy, detailed and very, very interesting. Most of it is decidedly not about Donald Trump, which is a…

All Politics Is Local

There is¬† a LOT going on in national politics and with the web of investigations about Trump and everyone who works with him. You just don’t see a president’s lawyer get raided by the FBI all that often. Like never.…

Until They Know You Care

This is a bit of a departure for this site. I’ve been trying to stretch my writing¬†skills a bit so I entered an essay contest at YeahWrite. The prompt for the first round was to tell a personal story about…

Collusion, Obstruction, and Resistance

I’ve never been convinced the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the election. Now, don’t get mad. I’m firmly convinced that Russian agents fucked with the election by multiple means. And I’m equally convinced that they will continue fucking…

The State of the Flavored Diet Coke Union

My fellow Americans, hello. And also any non-American reading this, hello to you, too. I do not think your countries are shitholes and I like you very much. Thank you for reading. As we all know, the state of our…

20 Week Abortion Ban On Senate Calendar

It seems somehow fitting that I looked at my desk and saw my Hillary doll and a box of matches because I’m about to write about reproductive rights and I WANT TO BURN THINGS DOWN. (Note: The matches are not…

Shutdown Fallout

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Hello friends. Let’s take this time we have together and talk a little about the mini-shutdown we all lived through. There are a lot of takes floating around about what the Democrats did do and did not do and what…

Chelsea Manning’s Senate Campaign

I learned yesterday that Chelsea Manning has filed papers to run for the Senate in Maryland as a Democrat. Since I am a Democrat in Maryland myself, I have thoughts about this. A lot of thoughts. Thoughts about the senate…

Oprah in 2020? Or not?

I’m here to join the chorus of people who don’t want Oprah to run for president. This is not to say I would not vote for Oprah in 2020 if she were the Democratic candidate in a showdown for the…

The New Trump Tell-All: A Hot Take

Get yourself some ice water, because I’m back with a hot take on the news of the moment. Michael Wolff has a new Trump tell-all coming out next week called “The Fire and the Fury: Inside the Trump White House”.…

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