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Mom's Trump Card
My mom graduated from high school in 1963. She’d had, as I learned when I was a teenager, a teenage affair of some sort with a guy called Dick Temple--he would resurface later, wreaking every kind of havoc--but once out of school, she married a young man called Fred Hardin, who I never met. He had a motorcycle and died on it a few years later, leaving my older sister fatherless. He and my mom divorced before his crash, and Mom hooked up with at least two other guys, one of whom was my father, a man named Richard Spencer, from Indiana, and Rodney “Butch” Whitaker, who left for Korea in the Air Force around the time I was conceived.
Do women really want Equality?
Let me start this off with some important facts about me: 1) I am indeed a woman. Not going to show you proof. 2) I have no clue about the working world of inequality because my workplaces have been nice.
Macrinus, Emperor of Rome
It is quite possible that Marcus Opellius Macrinus never wanted to be Emperor of Rome. There is little doubt that he was far from suited for the role, having neither the customary background nor the required training.
the burning prophecy (of johnny cash).
Mrs. Martin Floyd had gotten it into her mind to go to the grocery store, and she intended to do just that. So she put on her little face mask, blue fabric printed with little roses, and a straw hat to match. (It did get rather hot on her walks sometimes, and she rather liked to accessorize.) She gripped the handles of her walker with the pink tennis balls and shuffled out of the door.
The administration of Donald Trump started around early afternoon EST (17:00 UTC) on January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump was introduced as the 45th leader of the United States, and finished on January 20, 2021. Trump, a Republican initially from New York City, took office following his unexpected Electoral College triumph over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 official political race, in which he didn't win a majority of the mainstream vote. Trump offered numerous bogus or misdirecting expressions during his mission and administration. His administration finished after his loss in the 2020 official political race by Democrat Joe Biden.
Why Does America Not Want Free Healthcare?
It’s weird to think that many Americans love to use the word God to justify the greatness of this country. However, when President Barrack Obama wanted health care for everyone in the country, most Americans rejected the idea.
Donald John Trump (conceived June 14, 1946) is an American media character and financial specialist who filled in as the 45th leader of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
Critical Race Theory: A Former Tennessee Teacher Responds to New State Legislation
Critical Race Theory. The latest newly politicized buzzword has become a polarizing topic in politics and education circles across the U.S. Touted by many academics, activists, and professional teachers as a valuable lens through which to analyze legal, political, and historical topics but widely derided by the conservative right as an inaccurate portrayal of history, today I will examine the basics of critical race theory, explain how this method comes into play in K-12 classrooms today, and argue against legislation currently awaiting the governor's signature in my home state of Tennessee.
John Boehner is Unfair to Satan
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner recently released On the House: A Washington Memoir. In this book, Boehner reflects on his extensive political career, and spills the dirt on the wide array of political characters he worked with.
I'm leaving Portland Oregon Heres Why
I fell in love with Oregon when I was 14, from the backseat of my aunt's tiny car, which was stuffed to the brim with other family members. The mist hanging on the tall pines seemed magical. My shoulders relaxed, and the air soothed my lungs.
The Politics of the future
The politics of the future How to govern in the long term Firstly let us be clear by what is meant by the words to be used.
Police brutality will never be justified.
The purpose of the police is often questioned by many. People don’t trust the power given to the police to maintain law and order, among other functions. Over time their position has been perceived as a reduction to the role of harassers and unlawful individuals that embrace their power a bit too much. This is further boosted by some personal vices. Masked intentions and hidden agendas by various officers have stopped them from achieving their true purpose. Most police officers have violated their function regardless of the nation and resulted in all forms of police brutality. Police brutality existed a long time ago and is still rampant to this day. This term was formed to describe the loss of power control by the police over its citizens and inhabitants.