Political Lessons for the Novice

We are now over six months into Trump’s presidency and I have reached several conclusions that surprise me, although I doubt they surprise many people who have been informed voters and active participants in the governance of our nation.  When I began paying close attention to the campaign issues and the candidates themselves, I realized […]

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Political Awakening

I am 66. I have voted in every presidential election since 1968. I have voted for Democratic candidates and Republican candidates. I have voted for winners and losers, but to my shame I have never voted as an informed, reflective citizen. Until this past election. The stark, dramatic contrast between the candidates drew me into the campaign and I devoured everything from tweets to lengthy articles. When Donald Trump won, I was stunned like many other Americans.

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