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Debate Left, 7/31

Explaining the Inexplicable By Jolene Pohl There is only one way to prevent future Penn State incidents and that is to create a system of transparency. The psychological explanations for why the university board did not take stronger action to stop Sandusky are quite simple. The bystander effect kicked in, which means when faced with […]

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Forum Left, 7/3

 Victory is Yours By Jolene Pohl The only victors of the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court decision are you and your family. If you are suffering with an illness and loss of income or are afraid of ever getting sick, which contrary to Republican idealism, actually does occur and can become very costly, then the […]

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Forum Left, 6/19

Neighbors Have No Borders By Jolene Pohl We live in a country with detention camps. Young people innocent of crime are held in these camps and sent away without regard to their safety or well-being. This is the country we have lived in for decades. Ironically, a discussion about the National Defense Authorization Act has […]

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Forum Left, 5/29/12

Proud to Be an American Where At Least I Know I Am Free By Jolene Pohl Our country has finally come out of the closet to declare its gay pride! That is why our President felt compelled not only to show his respect for a community of dedicated activists but also to establish a marker […]

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Forum Left, 4/3/12

You Care, I Care, We All Care By Jolene Pohl It is fantastic that our country’s president has a lot of experience with Constitutional law; since he was the first African-America president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, the details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) do not elude him in any manner. He […]

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Forum Left, 3/13/12

Who’s Afraid of Mr. Nice Guy? By Jolene Pohl I am sure that Mr. Rush Limbaugh is a nice guy who opens doors for elderly folks, eats with the proper utensils and maybe he even gets his own mail. His life doesn’t affect mine in any way and he certainly has no connection to my […]

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My House and Me

Well, I have been pretty busy with trying to finish Grad school which is why I haven’t been posting blogs very often. I also have been very preoccupied with trying to navigate through the end of my marriage as well as what the hell I am going to do about my mortgage. Now I am […]

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Debate Forum Left, 1/3/12

Jolene Pohl

The future started yesterday By  Jolene Pohl I became an official Democrat in 2003 when the U.S. decided to start a war with Iraq. I no longer wanted to be considered Independent because I definitely had a stance against the Republican Party. I wanted Republicans to know their fear and lies agenda was not OK […]

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Half the sky!

So, a question that I get on a regular basis from men and women is often about my choice of study for my Master’s degree….it is “Why Women’s Studies?” It puzzles me because I guess I have taken it for granted knowing that women are still not on equal ground with men when it comes […]

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Fracking Frack

Ohio is a battleground state on many issues but most recently the energy crisis has reached our front door. Here are some links about the current situation. Along with Natural Gas drilling worries our state will also be opened to an oil pipeline from the tar sands in Canada. We have a lot of work […]

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Women, War & Peace

PBS has put together a five-part series that is inspiring and heartbreaking. These may be some of the most important stories of our time. Please check out the website for the videos. The recent Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Women Waging Peace Network members Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. Their amazing […]

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Immigrant discrimination

The debate about laws concerning immigration continues in Washington but the damage has already been done for millions of people in our country. The face of immigration has been Hispanic families for the past decade which excludes them as part of the real face of the U.S. Avoiding assumptions about legal status is yet another […]

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We Can’t Wait.

  http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobs/we-cant-wait   Rome is burning….    

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December 7

It may sound odd coming from a thirty (something) year old but today is a very special day for me and my WWII friends. Yes, my dear friends who I interviewed in New Mexico when I worked for a newspaper. I had the honor of doing a feature story about World War II Veterans. I […]

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Elian 18 yrs old

Wow, time has gone by so quickly….interesting story. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/elian-gonzalez-2011_n_1132982.html “Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother and became a symbol of troubled relations between the United States and Cuba, is now an adult.”

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Generation WE

I posted this on my Mom’s facebook page because I thought it might help her understand why her daughter is….um…outspoken! lol http://vimeo.com/2032854 “Millennials are the largest generation in American history. Born between 1978 and 2000, WE are 95 million strong, compared to the 78 million Baby Boomers. WE are politically, socially, and philosophically independent, and are […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]