Laura G Owens on April 29th, 2019

Originally published on Huffington Post February 15th, 2017. Read full post here. I wish it weren’t true. But we’re forever a divided nation. Still, you and I are fine. What I mean is I still love my family and friends who voted for him. Our relationship is bigger than any President. Even this President. Of […]

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Laura G Owens on May 3rd, 2018

From Miami Herald Columnist, Leonard Pitts: (Senator Rubio) I specifically asked you three questions: “What do you stand for?” “What could Trump do to make you say, ‘Enough?’ ” and “What’s the functional difference between being a bigot and just voting for one?” You gave me cricket arias in response. So let me offer some thoughts. […]

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  Posted November 19th, 2016 on Huffington Post. My husband was worried about me as the election returns came in. “Why are you so damn calm? She’s losing in some important states and you seem fine. It’s scary.” “Because she’s going to win. I know it.” I knew it the day she announced her run. […]

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Laura G Owens on July 7th, 2017

The problem isn’t just about politics anymore, it’s about Trump, the very-bad-no-good person in the Oval Office. It’s about the impenetrable bond between Trump and his most loyal, rabid fans who refuse to see this guy as anything but their nation’s over due bad-ass savior, and a victim of a media witch hunt. Perhaps to […]

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From The Huffington Post At about 3:30 am on election night, I moved out of denial and into the bargaining stage of grief. I sat on my bathroom floor and pleaded “Please, pleeease, God, no. Do you know what this means? My daughter just voted for the first time.” About 4am, my husband came into […]

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Laura G Owens on November 7th, 2016

  Excerpted from “God Is Also Inside Planned Parenthood” They were last night as I walked in to a Planned Parenthood discussion on “A Celebration of Faith and Reproductive Health.” They’re always there, the voices to protect the unborn. A few protesters waved graphic images of bloody broken babies and held “Planned Parenthood = Murder” […]

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Laura G Owens on April 6th, 2016

There was a time when if my well-intentioned friends apologized for aging racists who said atrocious stuff, just to be polite, I pretended to agree with their lovable excuses. Forgive that generation for they know not what they say! They know. A few years ago my sixty-something neighbor, a nice but tiresome lady, showed up […]

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Laura G Owens on February 24th, 2016

It’s not easy to criticize the coolest Pope, ever. Pope Francis smiles for selfies, Tweets, says yes! to the Big Bang and evolution, waves from his popemobile and against tradition, washes (oh the horror!) the feet of women on Holy Thursday. I’m not Catholic but when this Pope speaks, I listen. I don’t expect to agree […]

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Laura G Owens on September 22nd, 2015

dope  adj. cool, nice, awesome   Title too flip for the highest Catholic? Just wait, some hip-hopper will pen a positive rap about Pope Francis.  He’s street. He’s of the people, all people. At least in tone, because when I stop swooning and take a look, his policies on church law haven’t changed. The Pope hasn’t reversed a […]

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Laura G Owens on February 12th, 2015

  Separation of church and state, including Satan’s coloring books Personally, I don’t care if a religious or pagan or atheist group distributes materials at public schools.  If my daughter’s old enough to decide what does or doesn’t sit well in her soul, she ‘s old enough to take it all in. But I do […]

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