May 2020
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 21 May 2020
My Mom Wouldn’t Want You To Get Sick

My dear Mom just died of Coronavirus. She was one month shy of 94. Don’t let her age fool you. She’d pulled off a number of health care miracles in the past, bouncing back from devastating illnesses despite all odds. Until Covid-19. Toni, as she liked to be called, was so generous, she’d give you the shirt off her back and the shoes besides. Imperfect

March 2020
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 02 Mar 2020
Chris Matthews, Resigning At Last

Now Chris Matthews in finally resigning after his 23 years of sexist and otherwise inappropriate comments? This is also a man who stated that the purpose of cable TV “news” is for people to reinforce their own already held opinions, even if they’re wrongheaded – and they often were and are. Per ABC News: “Matthews came under fire in recent days for comparing U.S. Sen.

January 2020
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 22 Jan 2020
Trump’s Impeachment Is The Story, Not Hillary vs. Bernie

Yesterday, news media’s top trending story was the “outrage” over Hillary Clinton’s interview in which she said ‘nobody likes Bernie Sanders and nobody wants to work with him.’ She spent 8 years as First Lady, dealing with him in Congress while she fought for health care, she was a 2-term Senator and Secretary of State. She likely knows a hell of a lot more about

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 15 Jan 2020
Why an Apology to Hillary Helps All Women

Hillary, long a lightning rod for sexist abuse, suffered horrid treatment from the male owned mainstream press, which warned all women: “Step up and you’ll get a taste of what she’s getting. We got a whole lotta more for ya, little lady”. The effects of big media’s disgraceful treatment of her in both her 2008 and 2016 presidential runs are still felt today. Why else

December 2019
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 24 Dec 2019
Gratitude In Challenging Times

Having taken a powder from my own website for six months!! (horrors), I need to stop flogging myself about it and be kind, acknowledging that sometimes life intrudes, sometimes family illness intrudes. I’m grateful to say that my loved ones are better.  But there are also times when I have to look away, when the current media and political environment feels so toxic, I can’t

June 2019
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 30 Jun 2019
Democrats and the Value of Debating Trump

Former Governor Chris Christie offered debating advice against Trump that a Huffington Post article says Democrats would do well to use. Christie says the guy “swings at every pitch” and can’t let anything go. So what? #Hillary wiped the floor with him in all three 2016 debates. Though she won the popular vote by nearly 3 million, he still got 62 million people to vote

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 25 Jun 2019
Hillary and My Promises for 2020

Recalling 2016’s media sabotage of Hillary Clinton–and acknowledging that she remains our most qualified candidate by far–makes our huge slate of 2020 candidates shine less by comparison. I’d be lying to pretend my lingering disgust doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm. Can that change? Absolutely. The debates start tonight–a first step in separating wheat from chaff.  I’m a lot more enthusiastic about Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren,

May 2019
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 21 May 2019
Kamala Harris and Women’s Fight for Equal Pay

Senator Kamala Harris spoke with MSNBC’s Ari Melber last night pitching her plan to fine companies a part of their previous year’s profits if it is discovered they are not paying women equal wages as men for the same work. Is this plan likely a non-starter? Well, if those guilty companies and the six conglomerates in control of 90% of media in this country have

March 2019
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 20 Mar 2019
The Electoral College Must Go

While I’m far from deciding on a Democratic candidate, I agree with Senator Elizabeth Warren in her support for “getting rid of the electoral college,” and having the presidency decided by a national popular vote.  Per Matthew Dowd’s ABC NEWS article, Warren was “quickly attacked by many who think this is a “radical idea.” Yet that assessment is incorrect.  Per a new CBS News poll, about

February 2019
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 11 Feb 2019
Respecting the Women on Whose Shoulders You Stand

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm made history by running for president in 1972, becoming the first woman to win a non-binding presidential primary in New Jersey.  She said: “I’ve always met more discrimination being a woman than being black…” and “The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: “It’s a girl.” Shirley Chisholm was a trailblazer who made it easier for Senators


February 2019

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