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In 2004, Secretary of State John Kerry was a candidate for President of the United States. A group calling themselves Swift Vets and POWs for Truth waged a now discredited ...

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My soul is filled with a sadness I have only known since the death of one of my closest friends. Meeting you was on my bucket list, but it was ...

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Dear Monica, Hi. Carol Baker here, also known as “The Opinionated Bitch”. Don’t be put off by the nickname. It’s just what people call me because I have a tendency ...

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**Editor’s note: While this was published in June, when the world was told Mandela’s death was imminent, these were my reflections on one of my personal heroes. Though he hung ...

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“Those people” is a phrase to which I have become deeply sensitized.  “Those people” implies an other-ness I can’t seem to wrap my brain around. Maybe it’s because it’s always ...

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The first 40 years of my life were spent being assured that I believed in God, being told what to believe in God, and being told that people who didn’t ...

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Waiting out the noise of the Trayvon Martin trial verdict seemed prudent in an effort to avoid being emotional. In retrospect, good choice because so much of what I had ...

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My writing has been sporadic for the last six months, not because I have nothing to say, but because I felt no was listening. The more I hear blatant lies ...

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The USA Patriot Act of 2001 is an act of Congress, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001, exactly 45 days after the terrorist attacks ...

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In all fairness, I have a confession to make: I’ve only tasted Krispy Kremes twice in my life and I’m glad they’re not readily available in my remote area because ...

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