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  • Dear France: Don’t do it!

    There’s a chance you’ll do the right thing on May 7 and elect Emmanuel Macron as your next president. France is, after all, the home of sophisticated, iconic brands like Channel, Dior and Givenchy. Paris is the world’s top tourist destination with the magnificent Eiffel...
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  • Dear Trump supporter…

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    The snake oil salesman you voted for to represent your interests couldn’t care less about you. He played you like a fiddle. Just like the one Grandpappy played at your cousins’ wedding. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s unfair to stereotype the Trump voter. But I’m...
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  • When abortion was not an option

    Back when I was a junior in high school, a new girl moved to our small southwest Michigan town and threatened the order of things. Janey Lee was striking with shiny, long brown hair. We referred to her as “That Girl,” partly because she resembled...
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  • Manchester by the sea of my tears

    Inauguration Day is almost here. And Trump’s behavior since his win have made things go from bad to are you fucking kidding me? The Cold War has crawled out of hibernation and turned into a sloppy, wet kiss between two narcissistic, deviant bullies with tiny...
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  • Bracing for Opposite World

    I’m not any closer to accepting that Donald Jagoff Trump will become this country’s president. In fact, his dangerous tweets and reckless picks for advisors and cabinet nominees have moved me from fear to panic. Folks call me a sore loser. Some say it’s sour...
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  • SO not my president

    Please don’t admonish me for not giving Trump a chance or remind me the office of the president deserves my respect or scold me for being a sore loser. Many thought leaders have emerged to eloquently rally the troops. I’m just not one of them....
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  • Women for Trump are going to hell

    I was driving when I heard Michelle Obama’s powerful speech last week, calling out Donald Trump’s “sexually predatory behavior.” It was all I could do to keep my Jeep on the road. When she mentioned that “sick, sinking feeling,” I got a big lump in...
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  • Taking a knee with Kaepernick

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    When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick bravely took a stand by sitting down and later taking a knee during our national anthem – I stood up and cheered. Could this be it? Are we finally ready to admit racism exists and conduct this critically...
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  • Dads say the darndest things

    Multiple sclerosis took away my dad’s ability to walk. It also snatched the option of living out his golden years on his beloved, 106-acre centennial farm. But MS has not robbed my 77-year-old stepfather of his mind-blowing quick wit, curiosity, friskiness or love of life. He’s...
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