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Writing From Your Guts Without Spilling The Beans

Jul 24, 2015

Was this the summer you promised yourself you’d really get working on your memoir? It’s not too late, you know.   I’m offering this half-day workshop in my home to a limited number of writers. We’ll write, we’ll read, and we’ll share our experiences both good and bad in writing memoir. This is very much...

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The State Hornet
Why We Need Sunscreen Dispensers

Following in someone else's footsteps is not always a bad thing.



The State Hornet
Should we accept sex, violence, and crude language as normal?

Sex and violence are becoming more acceptable in our media-intensive culture.

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YubaNet.com
Defenders of Wildlife: House Clearcut Bill Slashes Forests and Guts Environmental Laws

Jul 9, 2015

WASHINGTON July 9, 2015 - Today the House passed a so-called forest “reform” bill (H.R. 2647) that would bulldoze bedrock environmental laws to pave the way for dramatic increases in logging in forests across America. This extreme bill turns back the clock 50 years on forest management and puts our nation’s forests at risk...

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YubaNet.com
Public Citizen| Jeb Bush Super PAC: We Have Entered the Wild West Era of Campaign Spending

Jul 9, 2015

July 9, 2015 - Today, Right to Rise, the super PAC set up to support the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush, released its latest fundraising numbers. It reported raising more than $103 million between Jan. 6 and June 30.

Jeb Bush has truly taken us into the Wild West era of campaign spending, where existing...

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YubaNet.com
Hoyer Remarks on Republicans’ Amendment to Allow National Parks and Cemeteries to Display the Confederate Flag

Jul 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC July 9, 2015 - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in opposition to House Republicans' amendment to allow the Confederate flag to be displayed in National Parks and cemeteries run by the National Park Service. Whip Hoyer spoke prior to House Republicans’ announcement that they...

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YubaNet.com
Emily Schwartz Greco: Losing Their Grip

Jul 8, 2015

July 8, 2015 - Rainbows illuminated the White House, the Empire State Building, and other landmarks after the Supreme Court affirmed the right to marry from sea to shining sea. As most Americans basked in this milestone’s afterglow, conservative leaders stomped their feet, disparaged the nation’s most influential court, and howled.

“I will not acquiesce...

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YubaNet.com
Jill Richardson: Pixar’s Lesson for Kids — and Adults

Jul 8, 2015

July 8, 2015 - Pixar’s latest flick holds some major life lessons for kids — and adults, too.

Inside Out takes place inside the head of an 11-year-old girl, Riley, as she and her parents move from Minnesota to San Francisco. The main characters are cute personifications of the main characters inside of each of...

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YubaNet.com
Robert Reich: The Choice Ahead: A Private Health-Insurance Monopoly or a Single Payer

Jul 8, 2015

July 8, 2015 - The Supreme Court’s recent blessing of Obamacare has precipitated a rush among the nation’s biggest health insurers to consolidate into two or three behemoths.

The result will be good for their shareholders and executives, but bad for the rest of us – who will pay through the nose for the health...

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YubaNet.com
Bill Frelick: New U.S. policy of little help to Central American families who live in fear

Jul 7, 2015

July 6, 2015 - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced recently that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would finally discontinue long-term detention of families who have established eligibility for asylum. He went on to say: “Our larger hope is that Central American families will heed our repeated calls to find a safe and lawful...

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