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  • For Many, Living With Advanced Dementia Is A Fate Worse Than Death

    Kim Callinan by: Kim Callinan
    My grandmother, whom we called "Nana," always loved children. Many times, she asked me to give her great-grandchildren.
      In 2000, the moment finally arrived. But it didn't seem to matter. Eagerly, tenderly I lay my newborn son in her arms. She sat motionless, her eyes void. No expression whatsoever. I searched her face, desperately hoping to see some sign of joy...of recollection...of understanding. Nothing. Her eyes were vacant. She could not speak. She did not move.
      The reason? My nana had Alzheimer's disease. It was during this visit that I started to contemplate the quality of life and the certainty of death.

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  • Science And The 'Dreamers'

    Sonia Zarate by: Sonia Zarate
    On April 14, I joined thousands of people who took to the streets to join the March for Science. We united to reaffirm that science for the common good only happens when science is accessible to everyone. Our economy and the nation's scientific and technological advances depend on the strength of its contributions and that strength is amplified when the contributions are derived from a diverse group of people. And yet, many bright young minds who are committed to scientific and technological advances face an uncertain destiny under the threat of deportation. There are an estimated 241,000 DACA-eligible students enrolled in college as of 2014 and 800,000 current DACA recipients.

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  • Corporate Tax Cuts Are Not Trickling Down To Workers

    Frank  Clemente by: Frank Clemente
    Working families are, as usual, getting the short end of the stick from the new Trump-GOP tax law. Huge tax cuts that mostly go to the wealthy and corporations are exploding the national debt, and threaten deep cuts to essential public services like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and education.
      Not only are the tax cuts unwise, they're unfair. Corporations saw their tax rate slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent -- a cut of 40 percent. Their wealthy CEOs, who are members of the top 1 percent, are getting a tax cut that averages more than $51,000 a year. The bottom three-fifths of the population, people making under $86,000 a year, will get a tax cut of about $1 a day on average.

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  • Jeff Sessions Wants To Shut The Doors On Survivors Of Domestic Violence

    Yifat Susskind by: Yifat Susskind
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently made a surprise announcement: he will be reevaluating U.S. asylum policy regarding survivors of domestic violence. A reversal of current policy would mean that people fleeing domestic violence in their home countries no longer qualify for asylum in the U.S.
      This is yet another attempt to codify the Trump Administration's anti-immigrant and anti-refugee agenda, this time targeting some of the most vulnerable and traumatized people seeking refuge in our country. If we want to stop this from happening, and keep our doors open to those escaping abuse, we have to act now to keep current protections in place.

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Wrapped In A Sea Of Plastic

Kathleen  Rogers by: Kathleen Rogers
By now most of us have read that plastic, that incredibly useful product that all of us use every day, is fast becoming public enemy No. 1. We have been using plastics for decades and as a result, ...



No Constitutional Equality Proves We Need The ERA

Dianne  Post, J.D. by: Dianne Post, J.D.
When this country was founded, women had no rights. As late as 2010, then-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in an interview that women still don't. It wasnt until 1971 that the court ruled ...





We Need Truth In Treatment In Modern Medicine

Wendy K. Smith by: Wendy K. Smith
I recently met with a patient who was diagnosed with throat cancer and metastases to his lungs. He was on a feeding tube and his weight was down to 109 pounds. A surgical procedure that he underwent ...



What We Can Learn From Indigenous Women At The Ballot Box

Yifat Susskind by: Yifat Susskind
With the first year of Trump's presidency behind us and midterm elections fast approaching, progressive women are faced with the looming question of what comes next. How can we go beyond resistance ...








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For Many, Living With Advanced Dementia Is A Fate Worse Than Death (by: Kim Callinan) in the Winchester Herald Chronicle

Science And The 'Dreamers' (by: Sonia Zarate) in the Bennington Banner

Corporate Tax Cuts Are Not Trickling Down To Workers (by: Frank Clemente) in the Ft. Myers News Press

Wrapped In A Sea Of Plastic (by: Kathleen Rogers) in the Augusta Free Press

No Constitutional Equality Proves We Need The ERA (by: Dianne Post, J.D.) in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

We Need Truth In Treatment In Modern Medicine (by: Wendy K. Smith) in the Jackson Clarion Ledger

What We Can Learn From Indigenous Women At The Ballot Box (by: Yifat Susskind) in the Winchester Herald Chronicle

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