From Bedlam to Love

First, bedlam. Bedlam is colloquial for Bethlehem (aka Bethlem), or specifically St. Mary of Bethlehem, a priory established in London in the 1200s, later given to the mayor to become an asylum for lunatics in 1547. Today it is another name for the U.S. White House. And lunatics? Of course related to the moon, but […]

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Issue: the Electoral College, Election Finance Reform, and Gerrymandering

Election reform will be an ongoing issue on many levels including campaign financing and overturning Citizens United, using one person-one vote to determine election outcomes, and the creation of representative districts for voting purposes. Obviously this is an uphill battle since all of these worked to the advantage of the current administration and Congress. This […]

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Issue: Help Organizations that Stand for what YOU Believe

Donate to or volunteer for an organization that supports your ideals and values that you know will fight the new administration’s policies. Although I picked six different charities for donations each of the six weeks from the election to the 2016 year end, I learned—after the fact—that it’s better to concentrate on one or two […]

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