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In an earlier incarnation, Bruce Mulkey was an arrogant pickup-truck-driving, beer-swilling, self-centered cynic who built log houses for a living. Having miraculously survived that era, he now is a politically progressive, spiritually aware, bike-riding, cat-loving organizer/writer living contentedly with his wife, Shonnie Lavender, in the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.

Bruce's viewpoints, essays and articles have appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times, where he served as an editorial columnist from 2000 through 2004, YES! Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, Western North Carolina Woman, Common Dreams News Center, as well as numerous other print and online publications. Bruce and Shonnie co-authored I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook, which was published in July 2006. He has also published two collections of his commentaries–Peaceful Patriots: Taking a stand for peace in an era of endless war and Walking Our Talk: Taking radical responsibility for our lives and our world.

For three months prior to the November 4, 2008 election, Bruce served as a field organizer for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. In this challenging role he enrolled and empowered several hundred volunteers in two rural southern Ohio counties to organize phone banks and door-to-door canvassing in support of Obama's candidacy. These volunteers surpassed every get-out-the-vote goal set by the campaign, and in both counties Obama exceeded the percentage of the vote received by John Kerry in 2004.

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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Mission Accomplished! My time as an organizer for Barack Obama in Ohio My time as an Obama field organizer in southern Ohio
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2007
What we the people want is really simple: We want an America as good as its promise.* On this Fourth of July I'm more convinced than ever that if substantive change is to come in this nation, it will come from the bottom up. We, the people, are called upon in these challenging times to right the course of America, rather than our so-called political leaders, elected though they may be.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2007
Responses to The Six Most Common Anti Iraq Exit Right Wing Talking Points George W. Bush's ill-fated decision to frighten this nation into an illegal, immoral, ill-conceived war against Iraq, a country that posed no real threat to us, will haunt him throughout history. Now most Americans believe the U.S. should never have undertaken this calamitous military misadventure and support bringing our troops home.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Times Like These Call for a President Like Al Gore The Bush presidency has been a study in what we do not want in a president. What we do want is a leader who is authentic, courageous, and inspiring. Al Gore is that man.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2007
Time for George W. Bush to take early retirement It's time for George W. Bush to retire to his ranch. We can't afford to wait two more years.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 7, 2006
Anti-gay zeal greatest in those fearing own gayness? For some time I’ve been mystified by the obsessive hostility by some in our nation toward folks of the same sex who want to marry. I always figured if you don’t want a gay marriage, then don’t have one. But then I happened on a scientific survey on homophobia, and the motivation behind at least some of the condemnation became clear to me.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 19, 2006
A Sheep-Like Nation is Allowing Bush to Erode Our Liberties and Well-Being What is it going to take for the American people to wake up to the presidential coup d'tat that is now underway, a takeover that is occurring in broad daylight by a president who has declared that as commander-in-chief he has unfettered power to fight an undeclared and never-ending war on terrorism . . .