Category: Politics and Society

Why is it so hard to get Universal Healthcare in the US?

Already 1 in 3 people are freelancers and that number is expected to increase in the next few years. Technical advancements have enabled us to market our skills, build networks, and work independently. In fact, most people I know who have not taken the freelancer leap say it is because they need the health insurance that is offered at their company.

Is Universal Healthcare a threat to corporations who need to keep a workforce tied to their desks?

Read more on my post, Watch what politicians do, not what they say

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Free College is Not the Answer

College is not for everyone. We don’t all learn the same way and we don’t all have the capacity for higher education. Also, not everyone is striving for the suburban life. Many people want a simple job and a simple life.

But the simple jobs and simple life are disappearing. While Democrats rally around the vision of free college, which is not free, Trump and friends have been making promises of a simple life with simple jobs which we know they cannot keep, but still got them elected.

Read more on my article on Student Voices.

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My son asked me, “What do you think about the Manchester Bombing?”

My son and I have always had long discussions about world events. I thought this was just another conversational starter. But it was more. My son is 22 years old. The bomber was 22 years old. The question really was how did this guy get so warped and how do we stop this?

Some of the answers I came up with are in my article for Politics Means Politics,  Manchester Bombing: Trying to Answer the Tough Questions

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Continuing to #Resist

This is not normal. Each day I look at my news alerts and I remind myself that it is not normal, it is historical and we are living in a time of great change and I have a responsibility to my future and the future of my children to be involved in where this change takes us.

At times it can be exhausting, frustrating, and depressing. But I find ways to stay energized. You can read my article In Search of the Spark: How will we lighten up these dark days, on Organizer Sandbox.

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Politicians have mastered the messaging of labeling “the other.”

As soon as you label a person you have shut down your ability to understand them. You immediately believe you know everything about that person based on everything you know about the label you have assigned to them. Labels are a favorite tool of many politicians because they keep Americans from discussing and debating issues and policy. Instead, we play team politics and attack “the other.”

You can read more of my thoughts on this on my post, America is Being Killed by Labels

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Yes, Our Police Officers Are Killing Too Many People

As a white woman living in the suburbs of ATL, my first thoughts when and if I get pulled over are what did I do and how do I get out of this.

For many people in this country, their first thought is will I survive this. Deaths during police stops are way too frequent and it corrodes the trust we need to have in our law enforcement. When the topic is discussed, often the focus is on racism. I am not saying that racism does not play a role on manoccasionsns, but I do believe the problem is much more complex and yet has simpler solutions than the problem of racism.

Read more on my post, How Can We Think Differently About Police Shootings

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