The End of Roe?

On June 27th Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement and the possibility that his replacement could be the majority vote in a decision that could overturn the landmark case of Roe Vs. Wade became a near certainty. June 27, 2018 will always be one of those days I will always remember; that day you can…

Running Toward History – Alexandra Chandler MA03

Alexandra Chandler is competing for the  Democratic nomination for the 3rd congressional district in Massachusetts with candidates with greater name recognition locally than she has. But in troubled times like these, Chandler represents a new wave of aspiring policy makers. She’s got an impressive resume—her 13 years analyzing intelligence for the Navy will be incredibly valuable…

GOP War on the Working Class – Vermont

The latest example of the Republican Party choosing the donor class over the American workers manifested in Vermont. In a state with a population of less than 624,000, about 30 thousand of them are employed by the state and Vermont State Employee Association (VSEA) represents about 6,000 of them. Under the claim of budget cuts,…

“It Hurts:” Physical Results of Bullying

By: Dr. Christine Eady Mann “I’m not as strong as you, when you punch me it hurts.”–Isaac, 11 year old bullying victim Bullying is distressingly common among school-aged children, and is most common during the middle school years. Research has shown that bullying occurs to between 25 and 33 percent of children, and 30% of…

Bullies Must Be Confronted

As a high school teacher, I’ve spent decades dealing with bullies, and they haven’t changed much. What has changed is the number of platforms available to them to spread their hateful attacks and avoid accountability for their harmful actions. Social media has connected us in ways I never could have imagined when I started teaching…

Curtis Armstrong: Growing up Nerd

Curtis Armstrong is one of those writers who managed to write a profound book and a behind the scenes look at Hollywood at the same time. I’m not sure the actor, famous for playing Dudley Dawson AKA “Booger” in the 80’s Revenge of the Nerds franchise (and more recently as the angel/scribe of God, Metatron…