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Most 2017 Halloween Costumes

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…

Charlottesville

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…

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…

Make America Sick Again

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

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

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?

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.

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

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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