Fe Bongolan writes on the event-filled days between the RNC and DNC conventions: a WikiLeaks DNC email leak, Trump’s ties to Putin, and what could be Russian interference in American elections. It’s as though this transition between conventions was written as an international spy thriller by John Le Carre.
Framing Sanders’ political situation in baseball terms, he is at bat in the bottom of the 9th inning, with one man on base in a game where the score is 5-1 in favor of the pitching team, with two outs and the count is 2 balls and 2 strikes. And yet, he is still trying to get a hit. Fe Bongolan considers why.
Fe Bongolan contemplates how far the ramifications of our personal voting choices can reach — and considers the unintended consequences of never rebuking young family members. Despite one young, bright relative pulling out a Trump hat at a family dinner, there’s potential for some course-correction.
In a follow-up to her piece last week about her neighbor Brandon’s experience with police, Fe Bongolan considers the prevalence of trauma in our culture. Featured is an excerpt from the story of a survivor, told in her own words, of the long-term effects of her childhood rape, as she strives toward healing.
Tad Devine, chief spokesperson for the Bernie Sanders campaign, recently floated the “weather balloon” suggestion of a combined Clinton-Sanders ticket for the 2016 election. While some might see this as a “desperation politics” move, Fe Bongolan parses out the combined potential strength if the two Democratic candidates buried the hatchet.