Category Archives: politics/class inequality
When Donald Trump won the Presidency I worried. I didn’t like his sexism and racism. Or his temperament.
But I saw one sliver lining. At least he was a populist.
But then he began making Cabinet nominations that didn’t seem too populist.
Anti-Labor Secretary? Read the rest of this entry
The Women’s March… the Trump inauguration… Sanders voters… Trump voters…
All huge, passionate crowds of people who SHARE this goal:
We ALL want our government to work for working people.
Yet cultural issues divide and conquer us. Read the rest of this entry
When I was a girl growing up in Iowa in the 1950s, my parents and teachers told me, along with the boys, that when I grew up I could be whatever I wanted to be, even President of the United States.
In my world, adults told the truth, or what they thought to be the truth, and I believed them. Read the rest of this entry
Most Trump voters didn’t vote for him out of racism or sexism.
Most sought to drain the swamp of policy that serves an elite few while ignoring everyone else — leaving too many working Americans fearful and angry.
I voted for Hillary, but I am with them on that point.
Now we must hold DJT to his promise to help middle-class Americans amidst worrisome signs arise, like these: Read the rest of this entry
“She’s a witch!”
The accusation once moved the masses to mindless fury.
I’d thought we’d outgrown that. Guess not.
It’s not hard to imagine the same folks who shout “Lock her up!” today yelling “Burn her!” a few centuries ago. Read the rest of this entry
Since DJT’s election I’ve heard plenty of protests.
Well deserved, given the racism and misogyny that so frequently spews from his mouth… or wherever.
But I am also angered by the number of protesters who didn’t even bother to vote.
Or who voted third-party. Read the rest of this entry
When Donald Trump was a little boy his dad told him – on a regular basis – that the world is divided into winners and losers, and the Trumps were winners.
Little Donald seems to have taken the lesson to heart. He has striven to prove his winning ways to himself and to everyone else all his life.
But does winning bring happiness? Read the rest of this entry
I am a Hillary Clinton supporter and very excited to vote with my grandmother, who is 93. Just 3 years before she was born the US granted women the right to vote. She is also excited to vote for the first female president and is delighted with how far our world has come.
That’s from Maddy, one of my students.
Hillary Clinton may not have broken the Presidential glass ceiling, but she did make history. Read the rest of this entry
I’m too tired to wait for final election results so I’m posting my blog with the expectation of very bad news in the morning.
I “get” the electorate’s impulse to lob a Molotov cocktail into a dysfunctional system that serves only the elite.
I just hope we don’t blow up our entire democracy. Read the rest of this entry