Posts by Rachel Cohen

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I have the terrible habit of reading about history. So now that our country seems at a precipice of change, I thought it a good idea to read about how that has played out in the past. Here’s the thing, I get the whole ...
All just a little bit of history repeating...

Top 4 Signs You’re About to Elect a Dictator

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I have the terrible habit of reading about history. So now that our country seems at a precipice of change, I thought it a good idea to read about how that has played out in the past. Here’s the thing, I get the whole Godwin’s Law scenario, but I sometimes wonder if we’ve desensitized ourselves [&hellip
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Walt Whitman got America. If he were alive and kicking today, I wonder if he would be the great white American hope. Instead, of, well, let’s not even say it. I’m well aware that as a resident of the heathen-haven ...
I Hear America Not Singing

Looking For a Sliver of Hope in America

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Walt Whitman got America. If he were alive and kicking today, I wonder if he would be the great white American hope. Instead, of, well, let’s not even say it. I’m well aware that as a resident of the heathen-haven New York City, my values are apparently out of touch with other of my fellow [&hellip
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This campaign isn’t being decided by you, it isn’t being decided by me, and it isn’t being decided by all the other American citizens who will (hopefully) cast a vote in November. Instead, it seems to be in the ...
One Person, No Vote

Donald Trump v. Special Interests: A Wake Up Call for Democrats

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This campaign isn’t being decided by you, it isn’t being decided by me, and it isn’t being decided by all the other American citizens who will (hopefully) cast a vote in November. Instead, it seems to be in the hands of the media, and more importantly, the people and groups who don’t care about the [&hellip
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If you didn’t know, it’s 2016. Hard to tell sometimes, I feel you, but here we are, nonetheless. Now, they have let me out of my unmarried thirty-something woman cage for a bit, so I can share with you YET ANOTHER ...
Family Matters?

Playing the “Family Card”

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If you didn’t know, it’s 2016. Hard to tell sometimes, I feel you, but here we are, nonetheless. Now, they have let me out of my unmarried thirty-something woman cage for a bit, so I can share with you YET ANOTHER REASON this election seriously blows, and reeks of something out of the 1950s. What’s [&hellip
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If you’ve been living under a rock (is there room for me?) then maybe you missed that Prince died. If not, you were barraged with thinkpiece after thinkpiece talking about Prince from one angle or another. Gawker had an ...
Journalismism(ism?)

The Media Makes it True

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If you’ve been living under a rock (is there room for me?) then maybe you missed that Prince died. If not, you were barraged with thinkpiece after thinkpiece talking about Prince from one angle or another. Gawker had an excellent article about this very thing last Friday, taking it to the level where you can even [&hellip
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This election, man. What a show! With all of the yelling, puffing, showboating, and spectacle, it’s easy to forget just how important this process is – and how broken it is. Everrrrrrrrryone is tired of the two-party ...
Two Roads Diverged, and We Got Lost

The Illusion of Choice

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This election, man. What a show! With all of the yelling, puffing, showboating, and spectacle, it’s easy to forget just how important this process is – and how broken it is. Everrrrrrrrryone is tired of the two-party system. For the first time in, well, quite some time, both sides of the aisle are fronting two [&hellip
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When it comes to elections, there are plenty of special interest groups always represented. We’ve heard from religious organization, anti-abortion groups, and plenty of niche areas of focus. But where are the ...
Where The Presidential Candidates Stand

Election 2016: The Politics of Disability

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When it comes to elections, there are plenty of special interest groups always represented. We’ve heard from religious organization, anti-abortion groups, and plenty of niche areas of focus. But where are the discussions about the 48.9 million people in America living with disabilities? As someone who has worked with community programs
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This year’s election has brought up some interesting points – people are tired of “typical politicians,” and it seems as though plenty of people on both sides of the aisle are looking for change. Unfortunately, for ...
This is what it looks like…

The Most Childish Governor in America?

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This year’s election has brought up some interesting points – people are tired of “typical politicians,” and it seems as though plenty of people on both sides of the aisle are looking for change. Unfortunately, for many American citizens, this has meant rallying around some, well I suppose technically they are people, for their bo
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Nothing has made me happier in recent months than the trending of #cruzsexscandal this past weekend. Seeing smarmy-faced Cruz as just another man was, in some ways, refreshing. We knew something was coming, it came, and then ...
Dear God Please Let This Be True

If Not a Sex Scandal, Something Needs to Burn Down Cruz’s Campaign

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Nothing has made me happier in recent months than the trending of #cruzsexscandal this past weekend. Seeing smarmy-faced Cruz as just another man was, in some ways, refreshing. We knew something was coming, it came, and then kind of went. Wait, what? A little background on Ted’s pants party: In early March, pundits from both [&hellip
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