Sharon Martin

Bought And Paid For
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Bought And Paid For

BY SHARON MARTIN Fifty kids in a sixth-grade classroom! Legislators, this is what your tax cuts have done. You cannot cut your way to economic prosperity. A generation from now, citizens you’ve starved, some literally, will be raising families in a Third World state unless you quit catering to a few rich donors and do…

We Are Weary
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We Are Weary

BY SHARON MARTIN Outrages, day after day of them, wear us down. The grifters who want to turn our democratic republic into their own piggy bank are counting on us to get tired. They expect us to sit down, shut up, and quit. We have to be as persistent as they are. If you believe…

The New Core
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The New Core

BY SHARON MARTIN In the last week of my mother’s life, Dad was trying to make dinner. As usual, Mom was wherever he needed to be in the kitchen, but my brother knew what to do. He called her into the living room, sat at the piano, and played a song Mom had never heard…

Truth, Luck And Political Correctness
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Truth, Luck And Political Correctness

BY SHARON MARTIN What does politically correct mean, anyway? I support Black Lives Matter. It has nothing to do with political correctness. My support acknowledges the systemic racism in our country. Racism isn’t dead. Obama isn’t responsible for it. And white, straight males have always mattered, especially if they were born lucky, with land, looks,…

Children Of The Right Reverend
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Children Of The Right Reverend

BY SHARON MARTIN The wind blowing under the house lifted the linoleum – fun house walk in spring, cold as hell in winter.   Dad’s parishioners had no cash for tithes. We drank raw milk, made cheese and butter, canned peaches and green beans, ate like children of God,   wore handmade clothes that we…

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