Dead Assumptions

By Randy Cunningham

I had another essay written and ready to go for this morning. It was based on the assumption

that Hillary Clinton would win against Donald Trump. That assumption is now dead. It is hard to get

your head around what this all this means. It is even harder to write about it. But let me try. 

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Vortex 2016

By Randy Cunningham   

                  Let me be blunt.  I hate presidential election years.  To me they are about as enjoyable as a root canal without anesthesia while simultaneously being given a spinal tap.

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Why I am Voting Jill in November

Bernie sanders was trying to unite the country, not just a party.  We tried to defeat the two party system from within, with Bernie Sanders but we found it too corrupt a system to overcome. Jill Stein shares Bernie’s beliefs because she doesn't take money from Super Pacs. She is indebted only to the people who voted for her, not to corporations. Dr. Jill Stein is a physician and activist (with a better singing voice than Bernie) and holds many of his same values and platforms, only less hawkish.

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Four Reasons Progressives Must Work Hard to Elect Hillary Clinton

 By Rick Nagin

 

As she herself has insisted, Hillary Clinton is obviously not a socialist  and there are serious reasons why progressive-minded people should worry about her being the President.  These reasons stem from her close ties to Wall Street and the U.S. imperialist foreign policy establishment. 

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Battle Fields of Heart and Mind

I don't usually talk about my sobriety on social media. But I am more than four years sober. I am in recovery. That means I was once in active addiction/alcoholism. I also battled an eating disorder, too. People see me as a reasonably upstanding person, I think. But the truth is, I've been in dark places and in scary situations more times than many of you might suspect. 

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Health Parity Begins at the Ballot Box

By Yvonka Hall - 

Growing up on the Southeast side of Cleveland our votes were our voice. We were and still are the highest voting area in Cleveland. When I turned 18 my senior year of high school, I went straight to the library to register to vote. It was one of the proudest moments of the life. Election Day came, and as I walked into my polling location, I was handed a card. Vote the Ticket! Not knowing any better I thought that I was doing my civic duty but what I didn’t realize is that everybody on the ticket wasn’t interested in me. You see in a two party system you get the good and bad of the party on the same ticket. So people that were not interested in changing my community had my vote because they were endorsed by the party. The setup to get shot up had begun. I used that ballot to seal the fate of my community election after election. What other community gives you the ammunition for the gun used to kill them.

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DNC v. WWE - Firsthand Account of the DNC

WWE SmackDown was coming to Cleveland, and a friend of mine and I thought it would be hilarious to get ringside tickets. I’ve never really followed the show but found the whole “sport” intriguing and hysterical. We made sure to get some wrestling t-shirts so that we would fit in and headed downtown.

 

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Congress Might Just Get Reformed After All

There were some major developments that flew under the radar last week. It was a big week in politics, final preparations for the RNC are underway while the Democrats begin a path toward a less contentious convention. Three major things happen with three super major implications...

 

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