Author Archives: sheilawill

Voter Suppression in Arizona?

Really? The Arizona GOP files suit in court tomorrow to stop the continued counting of early ballots dropped off at polling places on Election Day. I don’t trust their motivation. Is any unconstitutional or corrupt  practice now acceptable in our … Continue reading

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Saturday morning in our hood; Tuesday morning at the polls

Strolling to Reid Park for the Firefighters Chili Cook-off Saturday morning, you wouldn’t know that demagoguery is at play across the land. Sampling tiny cups of chili I wonder which of the all-male chefs might agree with my progressive politics. … Continue reading

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“I am leaving, I am leaving but the fighter still remains…”

So sang Joan Baez last night at the Tucson leg of her one-year farewell tour. We need dynamic social justice fighters. And Joan Baez? Who has been more of a stellar role model spanning her fifty-year career? “It’s been a … Continue reading

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It’s now or never…

The seventies are different from the sixties. Stiffer, slower movements in my body and brain. Words fly by avoiding recognition. Synapses disregard memories. Seventy-two years old? How did I get here? My grown-up kids would say I never acted my … Continue reading

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Truth Rejected: What Susan Collins omits

Sen. Susan Collins is a right-wing Republican tool, not a moderate. Her Oct. 5 Senate speech, which explained her “Yes” vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, reveals truth rejected rather than reasoned support of the nominee’s judicial judgement.  I’ve lived … Continue reading

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Susan Collins, hurry next door for a chat with Patrick Leahy…

Vermont’s two longtime senators, in my view, are the best of the lot. Patrick Leahy exudes integrity. Bernie Sanders is, well, Bernie, a man of the people, a true believer, a good socialist. It was 1974 when I taught American … Continue reading

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Go Vote…like your life depends on it!

Sitting at the Red Garter bar alone on a Friday night, a perky young blond woman sips on her watered-down drink. I’m considering aloud which beer to order. Would I like the light, citrusy Barrio Brewery beer on tap? “Oh, … Continue reading

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