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Health Care Bill – Heart Surgery Needed

Tweet Republicans in the United States Senate have been desperately trying to pass a health care bill that will blatantly throw tens of millions of people out of any kind of health care coverage at all.  The bottom line is they would like to see all of us sink or swim, according to our ability [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Napa, California

Tweet Traveling to New America.  People Along the Way.  Napa, California. Linda, and her husband David, who has been a grape grower and winemaker for 37 years. _______________________ Linda, what’s your take on America at this time? “I feel it’s a hopeful thing now that so many more people recognize the need to take back [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Karen, in Fort Bragg, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Karen.  Ft. Bragg, California
_________________________________ Karen, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s pretty crazy.  I wish there was a lot more peace and happiness.  The news is very depressing when I watch it, so I pretty much deal with my work, my [...]

Last Gasp of a Dying White/Christian Order

Tweet So Donald Trump comes out today vowing to unleash the shackles of  political participation on behalf of religious (aka Christian, most notably Evangelical) groups. It is just the latest (and will certainly not be the last) attempt to resurrect the buried hopes and dreams of a dying, gasping segment of America that has been [...]

Traveling to a New America – A Broad Conversation

Tweet Samantha.   Rodeo, Ca.  From a small town in southern Illinois.  Works in a law firm. ________________________ Samantha, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’m worried about the future of a lot of people who live here.  The reason: the executive orders that Trump has signed that are threatening peoples’ liberties and [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – T.J.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along The Way T.J.  From Marin County, Ca.  Nurse. ___________________ T.J., if you were to paint a picture, what would be your vision of a really great America? “One that’s really open and inclusive and kind, and trying to make our country better.  There’s a lot of [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way, Santa Rosa, Ca.

Tweet Santa Rosa, California Jennifer.  In junior college, majoring in global studies. _____________________ Jennifer, what’s your take on America right now? “My boyfriend’s mom’s friend is from Britain, and he’s been in the States for about 20 years, give or take, and I asked him recently, what is it about America that other countries find [...]

Traveling to a New America – The Arts & A Truly Great America

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Ruth.  Artist.  Berkeley, California. _________________ Ruth, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think there are really a large number of people who are trying to do good.  I live in a bubble.  I live in Berkeley, so I know a lot [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Hanford, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Jennifer.  Hanford, California, a town of about 55,000, 35 miles south of Fresno. ___________________ Jennifer, what’s your take on America at this time? “I just think that society seems to be going in the wrong direction.  I think a lot of it has to [...]

Traveling to a New America – Temescal, Oakland, People Along the Way

Tweet I was in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California today.  Temescal is a very diverse neighborhood, with people of different racial and economic backgrounds living side-by-side. I met a lovely young woman named Alana here. Alana, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s been a private and personal adjustment for me right [...]