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Because the election is rigged

We hear Donald Trump’s constant whining, now that he has shot himself in the foot about 50 times, that the election is “rigged.”  He doesn’t actually say how it is rigged—just assumes that people will think that the Democrats have found a way to get more voters registered and votes submitted than actual Democrats.  He…

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Because we need to address the sexism plague in our society and Trump is Sex Offender #1

It’s been a really surreal couple of weeks ever since the media got its hands on a video of Donald Trump bragging about his ability to sexually assault women and get away with it. [The video is posted below, it is disturbing and graphic.] This video, while profoundly disgusting both for its crude language and…

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Because, like major league sports fans, I care about qualifications

The Giants won an exciting season finale this afternoon at AT&T Park in an unlikely sweep of the Dodgers, qualifying to play against the Mets next Wednesday, in a quest for the National League wildcard slot for baseball’s post-season playoffs. As much as I enjoy baseball, my mind is on matters of slightly greater import…

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Because Bubbe, Zeydah and my Republican father all do

Okay, this is actually shocking.  I’ve lived my entire life and I’ve never seen my father, who is now 88, prefer a democrat for president.  He’s never had the slightest inclination to even remotely consider any democratic candidate, as far as I know.  My sisters and I have had many chances to try to pry…

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Hillary isn’t perfect but . . . show me who is?

Hillary isn’t perfect.  She makes mistakes.  Then she learns from them.  When she falls down, she doesn’t cry and whine; she brushes herself off and goes back at it.  When she loses, she shows good sportsmanship.  When she wins, she doesn’t gloat and strut, she gets down to work.  She gets no credit for these…

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An able leader since the ’60s

The first time Hillary was president was when she became class president at Wellesley.  Even in her early twenties in college, Hillary was willing to put herself out in a leadership role, work hard for votes and do a good job listening to both her constituents as well as the established governing bodies. Michael Kruse…

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Because she takes tackling climate change seriously

The whole planet is being threatened by global warming which, if not tackled seriously by our next president, could change the entire course of our future.  Donald Trump, who has said that he believes that Climate Change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, would be a disaster for the American people as well as…

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Because she is NOT a security threat, unlike Trump

It is just not the norm for high-level U.S. security professionals to come out and endorse one candidate because the other candidate poses a threat to national security. However, Donald Trump, who security insiders think has been turned into an unwitting shill for Vladimir Putin because of a little flattery, is scaring more than just…

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Hillary has inhuman tenacity and an enviable iron will

“Think you can mock her and hate her out of existence? Think again.” It is the day after Hillary won the California and New Jersey primaries and clinched the Democratic nomination.  There are a lot of great articles hitting the transom and this piece, entitled “Meanwhile, a female American president” by Mark Morford in the…

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Because it is time to elect a woman as president

The New York Times posed the following question to readers:  Tell us, is it important to elect a woman as president?  Thousands shared their views and the link above represents a sampling of responses received, with some condensation and editing by Times editors.  It is worth reading and, more importantly, it is worthwhile to ask…

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Community Members Can Now Sign up!

If you are inspired to write something about your experience of Hillary, you are now able to register yourself on this website and write your own posts! We are pleased to report that it is fairly intuitive to self-register using the “Register” menu and to click on the “+” and “Post” buttons to start composing…

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Bernie for Vice President!

The Democratic debate was quite exhilarating.  We learned that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton differ on a few issues, like gun control and how to deal with excessive corporate power. But, for those watching carefully, the key exchanges revealed more about how much Bernie and Hillary have in common than how different they are! For…

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Hillary is . . . attracting the brightest stars

I am not much of a “Star” watcher but it was interesting to see some reports of which celebrities have come out in support of which candidates.  Here’s a compiled run-down from The Hill and Marie Claire with endorsers listed below the candidates they clearly support.   Hillary Clinton Uzo Aduba — The actress from…

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A Sensible Approach to Gun Control

The data on gun deaths in the United States is staggering. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there were nearly 52,000 incidents on U.S. soil involving guns in 2014. This violence resulted in 23,000 injuries and a staggering 12,500 deaths. Out of these incidents, there were 628 children (age 0-11) injured or killed and 2,373…

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Hillary Isn’t Intimidated by Bullies

Republicans and the press have been hammering away about Benghazi.  Endlessly, attempting to pin something on then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the tragedy that occurred when terrorists bombed our diplomatic mission there, killing four Americans. But then, accidentally, the truth came out. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy boasted to Sean Hannity about how…

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Green . . . except behind the ears

  I’ve begun to notice that much of what is going on with the various candidates for president involves what they aren’t talking about.  For example, the dozen or so Republican candidates and busily obsessed with defunding Planned Parenthood.  Why this issue? For one, it successfully triggers the a knee-jerk reaction from those who aren’t…

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If Hillary were so bad, why would they have to spend gazillions to test how to discredit her?

            Those sneaky Republicans! In an article in the New York Times on July 11, 2015, entitled “Shaping a Campaign Against Hillary Clinton,” Ashley Parker and Amy Chozick write about how operatives from American Crossroads, the Republican “super PAC” are spending millions of dollars conducting “expensive and sophisticated” consumer testing…

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A History of Firsts

[Adapted from Wikipedia] Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 67th United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013. The wife of the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of the United States during his…

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