Author: Sher Watts Spooner

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Of all the empty promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail in 2016, perhaps the cruelest one was the vow he made to coal... [Read More]
The figures are stunning, but they're really not surprising. The energy of women voters to turn out in this year's midterm elections has been building... [Read More]
As Donald Trump and the Republican men of the Senate Judiciary Committee (and it's a men-only club for the GOP) downplay the credible claims of... [Read More]
The recent passing of my husband's uncle brought the inevitable sorting of photos, papers, letters, and other memorabilia. Unearthed in all of this was a... [Read More]
With midterm elections less than two months away, it's becoming clear that important positive factors such as greatly increased voter turnout and greater voter political... [Read More]
The political world is agog, agape, and aghast about the anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times trashing Donald Trump. The... [Read More]
Whatever happens to Donald Trump, however long it takes before he's out of office, there's one area where it will be hard to stop the... [Read More]
Today, August 26, is Women's Equality Day. It's the day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally adopted, giving women... [Read More]
You get what you vote for. Farmers in rural America overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Figures from Pew Research show... [Read More]
The elections in 2018 are turning out to be the Year of the Woman, but it's not just women candidates running as Democrats. It's women... [Read More]
With the midterm elections less than four months away, it's time to note the growing number of signals showing evidence of likely Democratic victories on... [Read More]
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776, by the nation's founders in Philadelphia, he included a list... [Read More]
So Navy Admiral Ronny Jackson withdrew his name from consideration as the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. You could say Dr. Jackson was... [Read More]
We won't know the full extent until after the midterm elections, but gun violence is sure to be a key factor driving people to the... [Read More]
Barely a day goes by without a new story about mind-blowing, expensive malfeasance by another member of Donald Trump's Cabinet. Not that we had... [Read More]
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, the toy giant Mattel is releasing a new batch of Barbies based on real-life women... [Read More]
The new energy in the fight for common-sense gun safety laws is being felt nationwide. But given the current makeup of Congress, it's highly unlikely... [Read More]
Something is definitely different in the movement for stronger gun safety laws this time around. The impetus comes from the honest and heartfelt pain,... [Read More]
Here's an easy way to spend a few minutes. Write a letter to those great kids in Parkland to show them that we've got their... [Read More]
The emerging facts and photos about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter spell out a dark truth about the prevalence of domestic abuse. ... [Read More]
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