Image Source Veterans hold a special place in my heart. They always have and always will. I’ve had the idea for this piece ruminating in my brain for months, yet lacked the ability to focus my thoughts into a coherent article. So, on the night of the Midterm Elections, I found myself too nervous to…

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“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” By @BossBird17 Editor’s Note: shortly after @BossBird17 completed this story, there were still more developments regarding Collins. The author will shortly do a follow up to reflect the additional scandals. Imagine my surprise to turn on my television on August 8, 2018 to discover that Trump…

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By @BossBird17 Part III: He Blinded Me with Science and Policy There are moments, especially, when I’m feeling snarky when I question the intelligence and introspective level of many politicians. Thus, I ponder the intelligence of Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who believes that the Earth was literally…

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By @BossBird17 Looking back over the past year, it’s unfathomable that Trump’s time in office has only been fifteen months. Indeed, it feels as if fifteen years have passed. In the book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, one of the writers accurately depicted what every citizen is experiencing by conveying that we are locked…

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By @BossBird17 Part II: Don’t You Forget About Me   When I remember the turmoil of the late sixties and early seventies, I recollect how poorly our Vietnam Veterans were treated. They were spit on and called baby killers. My heart breaks for them; they deserved better. Thankfully, the climate in our country changed, we…

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By @BossBird17 The title is a question that was posed by Rajneesh (a.k.a. Osho), a controversial Indian guru and mystic. This question came to mind while I watched James Comey’s interview on ABC and while reading Donald Trump’s tweet storm regarding Comey’s actions and character. To me, it is an important question and not just…

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By @BossBird17 Part I: Generation X Recently, I decided to branch out into interviewing other progressive candidates for Congress besides women. So, I decided to feature a candidate, who has what I call “the trifecta.” He’s a veteran, a scientist, and he lives in a key state, Pennsylvania: Tom Prigg. Veterans have a special place…

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a three part series on Julia Peacock, Candidate for California’s 42nd Congressional District For me, one of the saddest aspects of Trump’s candidacy and election is the meanness that enveloped citizens in the U.S. and its effect on the most vulnerable. After the election, Julia Peacock went to…

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Editor’s Note: this is the second in a three part series on Julia Peacock, who is running California’s 42nd Congressional District. Sadly, many people prefer to treat troubled youth as disposable children. But, there are individuals like Julia Peacock, who realize that a positive influence in their lives can have an enormous beneficial impact. She…

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Part I: Those Who Shape Our Lives People are often asked, “Who was an influence in your life when you were growing up?” or “Who did you look up to when you were young?” For me, it was my teachers. Especially, the ones who took the extra time to help me master a difficult subject,…

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