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Sally McMillan is a mother, a grandmother, an activist and a writer. She's from Philadelphia, Iowa, and now Albuquerque. She has four children and 12 grandchildren.


She is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia PA and has a M.A. in social ecology from Goddard College , Plainfield VT. She has written two books: "
Fondly Yours...An Ordinary Life," and a novel "The Crossroad at Bethany," as well as numerous commentaries, op-eds, and newsletters.

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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Missing Story - rejected by the Post What is news? The arrest of Lindsay Lohan is news. The arrest of 10 Georgia football payers is news. The arrest of the trash can cat lady is news. The arrest of 131 veterans chained to the White House fence on December 16 in the snow is not news.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Can the World be Fixed? Our world has many problems. Can they all be solved? Perhaps it is time to look at ourselves. Poetically put, no offense to naturalists, philosophers, and dreamers.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 13, 2010
Concert at the White House It was a great concert in a lovely setting. But who was in the audience?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Tucson Tragedy The Tucson tragedy has many implications for the U.S. There will be much discussion about the reasons for this massacre, but nothing will change, unless...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 25, 2014
Sony Pictures in Hollywood has been Hacked Sony has changed its mind. It will not let hacking of its studio disrupt the release of its latest film, "The Interview." It's a matter of freedom of speech. Or rather, the right to "dis" the "other." We're Americans, so anything goes. Merry Christmas and "Peace on earth."
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 27, 2010
It's the People, Stupid People voted for change, not for bipartisanship.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2015
Earth Day We live on a beautiful but endangered planet. To care for our planet we must also care for its people.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Catholic Bishops Synod on Israel A Vatican Synod of Catholic bishops from the Middle East said that Israel cannot make a biblical claim of a chosen people or a promised land.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 17, 2010
GETTING TO KNOW PRESIDENT OBAMA We were inspired by his speeches, which gave us hope. But we weren't sure who he really was. We're finding out.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2010
The President's Photographer This is a daily record for history. But also an inside look at the White House. "Your friends are part of who you are."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2011
U.S. Vetoes Settlement Resolution This has been a political decision. The explanation of our veto is ridiculous. Leadership requires courage.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 30, 2014
Borders, Borders The Middle East is in chaos. It's time to fix the mistakes of the past. It's time to find ME, not Western, solutions. Why not let the UN try to fulfill its role to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war?
From flickr.com/photos/27865228@N06/3571258725/: Brian Williams 2009 by David Shankbone, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Media fall short on unbiased truth We don't like lies...from Brian Williams, from Hillary Clinton, but especially from tv news anchors who present biased news.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 20, 2015
The young recruits The president's summit must examine our own part in generating young recruits to the Islamic state. Actions are more powerful than words.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 21, 2010
End Political Ads Political ads are mmisleading and tiresome. It's where the money in elections is being spent. Let's end them.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 10, 2015
Response on charlie hebdo Freedom of speech is an important right. But it also carries responsibilities. Should immature people light a fire in a gasoline environment? We have a tense world. We should not be surprised at retaliation when there is a lack of judgment.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Permanent Alliances Permanent alliances can lead us into endless wars. We should consider carefully when to get involved. Heed the advice of our first president.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 25, 2010
Time to Vote? Is our 2-party system working? When there's only right and center-right, some of us have no one to vote for.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The've Still Got It Wrong AS Barney Frank said, "How many times do you need to be hit over the head before you realize you can't work with them?"
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 4, 2010
President Obama Gets Tough, But Inaccurate It's time to pass a healthcare plan that President Obama and the Democrats want. But is it the plan that Americans want?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 25, 2015
A National Day of Repentance As we respond with sorrow to the tragedy in Charleston, we must look at who we are as a people. Until we acknowledge our wrongdoings, we will not move forward with the changes that are needed. We need a National Day of Repentance.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 27, 2010
KOREAN VIETNAM? Candidate Obama said we need to change our mindset with regard to confrontation. Our response to the Korean confrontation shows that we haven't done this. Should we even get involved in this? Shadows of Vietnam.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2010
Now - Meet With US President Obama is open to Republican input, but it's time he was just as open to progressive input.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 23, 2010
They're here because we're there! If we approve of U.S. policies, let's stop complaining. If not, let's be heard.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Responsibility2Protect Predictably, I'm against wars. Unpredictabley, I think President Obama has handled the Libya situation very well. We have a responsibility to protect.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 21, 2010
PERHAPS THE LEFT SHOULD JOIN THE TEA PARTY The tea party is thought of as a right-wing movement. Can we transform the tea party into a party of the people?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2010
Taking Too Long? Toyota? Congress? Congress scheduled a hearing for Toyota. Who can schedule a hearing for Congress?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 11, 2010
THOUGHTS ON 9/11 The deep feelings connected with 9/11 could only be expressed by me in poetry. The horror remains, but sadly the lesson I point out at the end has not been learned.

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