Author Archives: PoppyCK

THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITION IN AMERICAN POLITICS

At this time of crisis and division in American politics, when the popular vote and the electoral college vote are so far apart, I am reminded of Ben Franklin’s famous saying, “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we … Continue reading

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Just Five Percent

Disaster relief specialist Todd Shea has been living and working in Pakistan for the last decade since he first traveled there to help the victims of the Kashmir earthquake in 2005. His most recent humanitarian mission, starting in July 2014, … Continue reading

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The Alien

My sister and I were lying on her bed on another hot summer afternoon in the Palisades. It seemed like we were always lying around when our parents weren’t home and we were done masturbating with my father’s Penthouses and … Continue reading

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SEX IN THE COUNTRY: Dylan Farrow’s Open Letter

I’m actually really busy working on two other projects, so I didn’t want to write about this.  But I have to.  Too many issues close to the heart here, and people’s reactions to the letter have been eye-opening as well. … Continue reading

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SEX IN THE COUNTRY: Pressuring Girls for Sex is not Cool

The depressing coverage of the systemic sexual assault problems in the military, recalled for me some of my own past experiences as a civilian. I recently asked my little brother, who is 27, if he ever pressures girls to fool … Continue reading

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A DAY IN THE COUNTRY: Obama Most Disappointing President in US History

We are well into Obama’s second term now, so anyone waiting for him to take the gloves off can stop waiting.  Did everyone think he was going to be an incredible humanitarian, just because he was the first black President? … Continue reading

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MONEY IN THE COUNTRY: MOOCs Look Like Sub-primes From Here

I hate to use the word “conspiracy” because it connotes craziness, but sometimes it really feels like one exists. There seems to be a dumbing down effort by the elites in this country – and by elites I mean the … Continue reading

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