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Maureen Gill is an educator, author, blogger, and public speaker known for her insightful historical analyses, biting political commentaries and riveting fiction. Maureen is an OpEd columnist at LGBTQNation.com and York County Journal Tribune in Maine. Her first novel, January Moon, is a gripping detective story about racism, religious fanaticism, mental illness, pure evil and undying love; it is also the first American work of fiction to situate female genital mutilation at the center of a crime story. Born and raised on the north side of Chicago, Maureen has been nicknamed "The Windy City Author." January Moon is the first book in the Del Carter Calendar Series and its sequel, March Storm, will be released in late 2012. Maureen now lives in southern coastal Maine. You may read more about her, listen to her radio interviews, and watch a video trailer about January Moon at www.maureengill.net. Feel free to friend Maureen on Facebook and Twitter windycityauthor.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012     

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Paul Ryan IS the ticket...
(2 comments) I love Mitt Romney's choice of Ryan for his vice presidential running mate. Now there is no doubt what Romney really believes. No other vice presidential choice has ever so perfectly defined the presidential candidate. Whereas most VP picks balance a ticket, Ryan IS the ticket.

Thursday, March 1, 2012     

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The Blunt Amendment: When Pigs Fly
(7 comments) The Blunt Amendment was one scary form of social control; it far exceeds in its potential for tyranny any provisions in the Patriot Act or the NDAA and it will surface again. This battle is not over.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012     

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Have you no sense of decency, sir?
(57 comments) America is in a new and darker form of McCarthyism and this article decries the fact that no one is standing up to the many McCarthys of our time and asking, as Joseph Welch demanded of McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012     

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The Heart of National Security Begins in the Belly
(3 comments) National defense starts with bread, not bombs and we need to take a lesson from Otto von Bismarck.

Saturday, February 19, 2011     

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FGM: What Now for Egyptian Women?
(23 comments) Equality for women in Egypt is an unresolved issue. The most pressing issue facing women in Egypt today is less about basic legal equality and more significantly about human rights; specifically, female genital mutilation. The Mubarak government worked for twenty years to ban this practice but it is still widely supported by the people. This essay asks if FGM will be as aggressive,y attacked in post-Mubarak Egytp.

Thursday, February 17, 2011     

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Mubarak was the Easy Part
(1 comments) This article takes a long, cold, hard view of the recent Egyptian revolution and suggests post-Mubarak Egypt may not be an improvement for anyone.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011     

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The Power of Words
(21 comments) now the very people who have used words to ridicule, distort, misguide, discredit, and defame -- the very people who have openly and gleefully demonized others, spoken freely about assassination as a political tool, even attacked the children of this country's public servants and suggested that they be destroyed to end a tainted lineage, now speciously claim that words are harmless, they have no consequence.