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On July 11 of 2017, I was walking with half a dozen teenage girls across the quad at Miss Porter’s School toward the dining hall. They were my camp counselors – Miss Porters’ students who were helping me teach about 25 other girls from around the world about writing, speaking,  and storytelling. We were heading…

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I received some good news today.  Back in July of 2017, I was blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter after tweeting at him:  While there are ways to get around a block and see Trump’s Twitter feed, the block prevents me from ever commenting on any of his tweets or tweeting directly at him. I…

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Just in case you missed it, a Washington Post photographer managed to take this picture of the notes that Trump was holding while speaking to the parents of victims and survivors of gun violence in America’s schools.  Note #5 on the list: “I hear you.” This is real. It’s also terrifying. Trump must rely on scripted…

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As you may know, the President has blocked me on Twitter.  Shortly after I fired off three successive tweets at him this summer about his failure to produce his promised tax returns, Trump tweeted some inane nonsense to the world and then blocked three people (likely the three at the top of his feed), including…

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If you’re looking to make a charitable donation to a worthy organization, might I suggest you consider the Guggenheim Museum in New York? Thanks to a recently leaked email, when the White House emailed the Guggenheim in September and asked to borrow Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 painting “Landscape with Snow,” the curator made a counteroffer:…

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My favorite things in the world are those that make me joyous while making the people who I despise sad or angry.  This protest by multimedia artist Robin Bell, projected onto the facade of Trump Tower in Washington, DC on Saturday night, manages to hit this sweet spot perfectly.   Added to my joy is the…

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This tweet got a little loss in the political firestorm of the last couple days, which is understandable. Not only did Trump disparage Haiti and refer to African countries as “shitholes,” but he managed this act of indecency on the eight year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake and on the cusp of Martin Luther King,…

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I’m a harsh critic when it comes to speeches and monologues. I often hear that a speech is “amazing” or “remarkable” or “inspiring,” only to be let down by something that fails to reach the level of the shouted superlatives.  This is not the case. Anderson Cooper’s brief monologue in response to Trump’s disgusting, indecent,…

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You’ll be pleased to know that Trump and the Republican leadership met at Camp David this weekend to set their 2018 legislative agenda, and once again, the GOP made sure that a diversity of voices were heard. Nine old, white, male Republican leaders, including Trump and Pence, were joined by Paul Ryan, who is also…

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