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.

Charlottesville

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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.

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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

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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…

Make America Sick Again

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Are you worried about losing your health coverage if Republicans follow through on their promise to repeal Obamacare? Yeah, well, Barack Obama is worried, too. The President headed to Capitol Hill this to meet with House and Senate Democrats to…

Day By Day

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Oh my god, you guys.These past two weeks. There have been Nazis holding a jamboree in DC. There have been citizens helping each other in the most heroic ways. We are seeing the best of us in the worst of…

Open-Carry Hate

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A friend of mine said something yesterday that snapped my head back a little. She reminded me that white/straight/male supremacy has been the rule, not the exception, for most of American history. It’s the past eight years that have been…

What Comes Next?

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I’m going to go a little wonk-y here. It’s the thing that is keeping me sane this week so I figured I could share a little of that here. Please understand that I could be wrong on all counts. This…

Yesterday. Tomorrow.

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My child wept. My friends and family in the LGBTQ community are afraid. My friends who are people of color are afraid. Women are numb with shock. I wept. I will weep again. This is the hurricane. This is the…

I’m With Her

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Hello. My name is Rebekah and I’m a Hillary Clinton supporter. An enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter, if you must know. And yet, I’ve been pretty restrained with my public support. No sticker on my car. No buttons on my jackets.…

San Bernardino: The Aftermath

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I just wrote to my Senators and my Representative. Again. It was about gun violence. Again. I’ve written letters, sent tweets, sat in their offices and talked to them and their staffs. No federal laws have changed. After Sandy Hook,…

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