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My Recycled Life: Doll Doctoring

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People who repair dolls are called doll doctors, and their businesses are called doll hospitals. I needed one because my mother left behind a...

Life After Mother — Probate Doesn’t End, Just Fades Away

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Probate doesn’t end in a way that calls for marking the occasion. In my case anyway, it looks to be fading away like an...

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” a Distinctive but not Ideal McDonagh Showcase

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There isn’t much life for a 16-year-old orphaned cripple like Billy on the little Irish isle of Inishmaan in 1934. The best he can...

Climate Justice Concerns Echo in 710 Fwy Planning

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On July 24, the world’s first named heatwave — Category 3 Zoe — hit Seville, Spain, with temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, signaling a...

Let’s Acknowledge Why This November’s Elections Look So Bleak for Democrats: Joe Biden

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In hopes of avoiding a disaster for Democrats this November, some progressives are joining the #DontRunJoe campaign that I helped initiate with RootsAction.org. Our hope is that Biden will announce – very soon – that he won’t be the 2024 Democratic standard bearer, which could shift voters’ focus in the upcoming elections to party vs. party, Ds vs. Rs.

My Recycled Life — My Mother Turned Me Into a Stamp Collector

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“Every stamp, no matter how insignificant it may appear, is of some value and should be saved.” That’s a quote from one of my...

Strike Authorized a Week Before the All-Star Game 

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The union representing concession workers at the ballpark UNITE HERE Local 11 has authorized a strike. For decades, 24 billionaires, the owners of 30 Major League Baseball...

Jan. 6 Capitol Invasion Secretly Planned In Advance

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Far from being something unforeseeable that got out of hand, the Jan. 6, 2021 invasion of the United States Capitol was planned in advance...

San Pedro Music Festival Returns

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Festival Highlights a Soulful Tribute to Stevie Wonder The San Pedro Music Festival always honors musicians, Windy Barnes Farrell noted, because they are the key...

‘Someone Else’s Ocean’ — Ports Should Serve the Public, New Report Argues

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The world’s ocean shipping lines, primarily concentrated into just three shipping alliances, generated about $190 billion in profits last year, mainly due to dramatically...