Sharon Martin

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…

First Plank In The Platform: Fight Corruption
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First Plank In The Platform: Fight Corruption

BY SHARON MARTIN Dear Democrats, How can you make it clear to voters that the Democratic platform is in voters’ best interest? Here are some suggestions: Fight the corrupting influence of money. This isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue; it is the issue that can bring our country down. 2. Keep pointing out what Democrats…

It Is Always The Economy
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It Is Always The Economy

BY SHARON MARTIN It doesn’t matter how clever or even necessary your product is if you don’t have the workers who can build it. You can send your manufacturing to Asia or buy robots. But if American workers are out of a job, who is going to buy your product? Whether conservatives want to believe…

The Case For Real Healthcare Reform
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The Case For Real Healthcare Reform

BY SHARON MARTIN In 2010, when the ACA was passed, there were 48 million people in this country under 65 who were uninsured. In 2016, that number had dropped to 28 million. Still too many. From 2008 to 2014, average employee-sponsored family premiums rose 33%. “Rates skyrocketed,” say Republicans. But rates rose 58% from 2002-2008,…

How To Be A Patriot
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How To Be A Patriot

BY SHARON MARTIN Drive less and walk more. No more wars for oil.   Plant a garden. Teach a child the joy of dirt.   Adopt a refugee family. Making friends is cheaper and more reliable than building walls.   If we are going to build a wall, let’s design it to last and pay…

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