Published Articles by Doris Weatherford

The End is Nigh

October 31, 2016

This will be the last column before the demise of the outrageous presidential candidacy of busted billionaire Donald Trump, the man who repeatedly cheats his employees, declares bankruptcy to avoid paying his debts, and refuses to release his tax returns Ė something that every presidential candidate has done for a long time Ė and yet has the temerity to condemn Hillary Clinton for using the wrong e-mail server, something that has not mattered in any presidential race. Yes, that was a long sentence. And it didnít even mention his multiple marriages or his history of sexual harassment. (more…)

Your Chance to Make History

October 24, 2016

Hereís a plan: With the polls showing that Hillary is going to win hands down, and with both the House and Senate in play, why not go all the way and wage a campaign for an all-woman team at the top? Elizabeth Warren can preside over the Senate, while Nancy Pelosi returns as speaker of the House. Why not? Thereís no reason to not give women a total shot at what men have been doing for so long. (more…)

Distasteful Talk and Defining Experience

October 17, 2016

Iím walking past the muted TV to see the headlines but evade the talk on The Story and The Donald. Yet Iím glad that others have the sound up and are talking about male behavior. We should have more of it, as it seems belatedly clear that many people, both women and men, missed the consciousness-raising stage of the feminist movement in the 1970s. Apparently todayís audiences need this candid conversation on radio and TV, as well as in the e-mails that flood my inbox and probably yours. Of the many computer messages Iíve gotten, by far the most thoughtful subject line was ďinternalized misogyny.Ē (more…)

Historians Have the Last Word

October 10, 2016

Thatís why Iím glad I am one. We make predictions based on our knowledge of the past, and sometimes we live to see the end of the story. Although Iím not yet ready to write the last word on this wild and crazy election year, I think Iím nearly just about sort of prepared to say that one of my longtime predictions perhaps may be coming true. Most of my colleagues would use fancier jargon for this equivocation, but as you know, Iím sort of plain spoken. Iím almost going to bravely assert right here and now that this will be the presidential election year Iíve been waiting for since 1980. (more…)

September, October, and Cinco de Mayo

October 3, 2016

Just in case no one told you, we are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month. It will end October 15, a few days after we celebrate the Columbus fleetís first sighting of the Western Hemisphere, which probably was Watling Island in the Bahamas, on October 12, 1492. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because on that day in 1821, Spain granted independence to five Central American nations: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. On September 16, 1810, precedents for independence were set by Chile and Mexico. (more…)

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