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How to Help Dems Get the Edge in 2018

It’s no secret that I am no fan of Trump, and with all of his executive orders, it seems that even the Republican-controlled Congress is being pushed aside. But we do need to remember that ‘checks and balances’ do still exist. So one of the ways Dems can get an edge is by winning Congress back. Unfortunately, this will not happen until 2018, but we … Continue reading How to Help Dems Get the Edge in 2018

A Letter to Punxsutawney Phil

Dear Punxsutawney Phil, I’m sure you’ve seen how bad 2016 went, right Phil? You’ve seen our rough start to 2017, isn’t that right, Phil? We need you now more than ever, buck-toothed shadow wizard. Now, I realize that it must be a hard life to not fully have your own identity, since you are probably Punxsutawney Phil #80, but remember that this decision, this little … Continue reading A Letter to Punxsutawney Phil

Songs for after the march: a girl-power playlist

  When I woke up on Jan. 20, I felt hopeless. Donald Trump assumed the presidency, despite his harmful rhetoric towards women and minorities. Things just felt different. Just two months earlier, I had voted for who I was so sure would be the first female president, but I was wrong. On the following day the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of other sister … Continue reading Songs for after the march: a girl-power playlist

The Women’s Marches were more important than you think

These marches have received, from what I’ve seen online and heard out loud, an equal mix of disapproval and pride. Of course, much like with the election, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but whether or not you think we were stupid for marching on January 21, you have to agree that we were heard. The Chicago march escalated in size overnight going from … Continue reading The Women’s Marches were more important than you think

Yes We Can: Moving forward after the election

For the past few months, since the election, I have been in sort of a place of denial.  Today is Inauguration Day, January 20th, and it is all too real. It’s here. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. I was covering the election that night, like most journalists, watching the states turn either red or blue, one by one. With each … Continue reading Yes We Can: Moving forward after the election

A look inside a Chicago Trump protest march (photos)

Today is the day that the 45th President Donald Trump gets sworn in. These photos are from Saturday, November 12, 2016 in downtown Chicago during a large protest march a few days after the election results: Photo Credits: Tom Zmuda Follow Copper Arrow Magazine on… Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Continue reading A look inside a Chicago Trump protest march (photos)

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Why I Won’t Be Quiet About Trump

My Facebook friends saw me completely unload after the election. Sharing article after article, writing up my opinions, posting personal photos and videos of me attending a protest in front of Chicago’s Trump Tower. I’ve since calmed down quite a bit, but there are sprinkles of anti-Trump rhetoric continuing on my page. And it won’t stop during the next four years. The election has had … Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Quiet About Trump