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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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Dear Santa –

This Christmas is hard for everyone…. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-11-30/post-office-operation-santa-needy-kids/51510266/1

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Occupy has changed the game…

I have personally been fighting to be heard by my country since September 11, 2001 when our home was attacked. Instead of joining hands in support we began pointing fingers at one another. I refuse to believe our nation will remain as divided as it has been in the past decade. It is time to […]

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Montgomery County Commission votes

The Montgomery County Commission unanimously voted to keep Occupy Dayton from camping – I stayed to talk with Commissioner Foley to tell him how disappointed I was (as a Democrat) that he didn’t speak out in support of the movement. Dayton has really missed an opportunity to create real change in our country.

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ALEC and why you should care….

I know – you are busy but this is an example of why you may feel like you are running on a hamster wheel! Please take a few minutes to read this information. Meet ALEC http://www.lwv.org/blog/meet-alec “An American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member is defying Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting the sale of rat […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]