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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Surviving A Holiday With Your Trumpster Family

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

For some of us, the approaching holidays are a time of dread. Beyond beloved traditions like overindulging on food, alcohol and shopping, for some people, it’s inevitably a time when they will clash with loved ones over politics. Plenty of Americans have family members with opposing political views, and Trump has made these divisions even more severe. If progressives are having trouble understanding the conservatives in our own families, how can we begin to empathize with Trumpers who don’t share our blood?

The sharp division in beliefs among Americans today has prompted some to search for solutions.…

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Believe Juanita? Maybe, But Maybe Not

While we’re on the subject, has everybody already forgotten about “Jackie,” of Rolling Stone and University of Virginia fame? Or Crystal Mangum, who falsely accused several Duke lacrosse players of rape (supported by a large contingent of the faculty) and who was subsequently convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death?

So yes, women do lie about sex for any number of reasons, often unfathomable. Revenge, jealousy, money, psychosis, etc. I wrote a book called “Widow’s Web” about a woman who tried to frame a man for murdering his wife, renting a motel room, claiming he’d shacked up with her and brought cash to pay the hit men she’d hired.


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