December ACLU Fundraiser: “Meet Me Tonight”

This month’s fundraiser story is “Meet Me Tonight.”

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In a small town that is more than it seems, Alex Beckman confronts the woman he loved and left, a deranged homeless man, an innkeeper who may be living in the past, and most important of all, himself.

As with all of the fundraisers, this story is only available for one month and costs $1.99. Please buy the story and spread the word!

November ACLU Fundraiser: “The Autopsying of Michael Edward Morgan”

This month’s fundraiser story is “The Autopsying of Michael Edward Morgan.”

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From Manhattan to Baltimore to Vietnam to Iraq, a coroner reflects on his life, his experiences, and his relationship to violence.

As with all of the fundraisers, this story is only available for one month and costs $1.99. Please buy the story and spread the word!

Donald Trump Will Never Be Impeached. Here’s Why

Ivanka on daddy's lapI’ve been fantasizing thinking about a Trump impeachment since, oh, November 9, 2016. And I’ve known all along that it wouldn’t happen (just as I knew the Electoral College wouldn’t actually execute its purpose and bounce Herr Tic-Tac), but I guess I’ve been in denial.

Until recently. Look, gang, it ain’t gonna happen. We’re stuck with him for a full term, barring some kind of health issue or assassination. Here’s why: [Read more…]

Preamble Ramble

I’m neither a lawyer nor a Constitutional scholar, but I’m going to talk a little bit about the Constitution today anyway. It doesn’t seem to stop anyone else.

Recently, the Trump Administration unveiled its first budget, to the outraged horror of the masses. Included are massive cuts to just about everything that doesn’t involve fuel or gunpowder or both. The justifications for these cuts ((A misnomer, really, as some of these are “cuts” the same way a screwdriver to the carotid is a “cut.”)) generally comes down to “We can’t ask the American people to foot the bill for X any longer.” It’s a very, very cynical ploy because as far as I can tell, no one has actually asked for PBS and Meals on Wheels (for example) to go away. But to hear the Administration’s drones tell the story, apparently this was Very, Very Necessary. [Read more…]

March Fundraiser: “The Ideas of March”

This month’s fundraiser is shorter than the others, but I think what it lacks in length, it makes up for in punch. At the risk of sounding incredibly full of myself, I really, really love this story!

The Ideas of March coverA girl receives the most disturbing Valentines present ever. While everyone is talking about that, a famous actress adopts her latest child overseas, to the camera flashes of the paparazzi. And while sanctions in the Middle East cause chaos and controversy, ten teenagers are dumped from their sailboats into frigid water…even as another group of teens plans to rocket a giant mirror into space to protect us from global warming.

What connects these stories? How are they related?

Maybe they’re not.

But maybe, just maybe, they are.

As with all of this year’s fundraisers, “The Ideas of March” costs a mere $1.99 and all proceeds go to the ACLU.

Also, the story will only be available for the month of March, so go get it now! And please, spread the word to your friends!