Susan Kraykowski
Susan Kraykowski

I'm a writer. That should explain why I use apostrophes in the correct places and long words that other folks have to look up. I write political commentary and fantasy novels.My tilt is leftward but I've been through the cycle enough times to understand the difference between campaigning and governing; I wish everyone did. Other interests include: rescue dogs [I have 3 - 2 Boxers, Brody and Shyla, and a canardly - as in "can hardly tell what he is," Shadow], raising organic herbs and vegetables, thread crochet.

July 15, 2013

July 15: On This Day In History

July 14 may be the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, but the day after is no slouch either. Here are just a few examples.

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July 12, 2013

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started My First Professional Job

Your education isn't over with graduation, millenials. There is so much more to learn!
July 5, 2013

NSA Surveillance: Metadata Isn't What You Think It Is

Before hyperventilating, excoriating and otherwise panicking, understand what we're talking about.
July 1, 2013

Voting Rights Act Supreme Court: To See Why We Still Need the Law, Take This Test

If you think we no longer need the Voting Rights Act, you might want to see some of the questions that Louisiana asked blacks in the mid-1960s.
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June 27, 2013

Gay Pride Parade 2013: DOMA Ruling Gives NYC More to Celebrate This Weekend

This weekend's Pride Parade in NYC will be a glorious celebration. Just don't lose track of the journey. Equality hasn't been fully achieved yet.
June 16, 2013

Father's Day 2013: In Praise of Gentle Men, Fathers Or Not

Honor the men who, whether they were your biological father or not, helped raise you.

June 4, 2013

Charleston, South Carolina, Is Awesome

Coastal South Carolina has been in the news lately for it's wild political theater. But there's more to Charleston than Mark Sanford.
May 10, 2013

Mother's Day 2013: 8 Notable Moms Throughout History to Remember

Warriors, artists, empresses, thugs: they were all mothers.
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May 1, 2013

Sequester 2013: 4 Cuts That Affect You Whether You're a Democrat or a Republican

Let's take the example of the FAA furloughs reversal bill to heart and make some noise out there to reverse other parts of the sequester cuts that harm Americans.
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April 24, 2013

Should Michele Bachmann Be a Member Of the House Intelligence Committee?

Bachmann's questions to CIA Director John Brennan in Committee Hearings suggest she doesn't know how to handle sensitive information.
April 22, 2013

Waco Anniversary: Domestic Terrorists Have Been Hiding Amongst Us the Whole Time

The 20th anniversary of Waco is a story worth telling to new generations because it has reverberations in the present day.

April 3, 2013

What is Misogyny, and How to Recognize a Misogynist

Misogyny is such a large and complex issue that full explication within PolicyMic’s 500-word article guideline is impossible. However, this is a darn good attempt.
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March 22, 2013

5 Reasons Millennials Should Be Excited to Eventually Turn 50

As millennials, you're probably not thinking about turning 50, but time flies, so here are some reasons you should be excited to eventually reach the big 5-0.
March 21, 2013

Yes, There's Life After Work — But You Have to Work For It

In a world of laptops and smartphones, is it still possible to keep work at your office where it belongs?
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March 11, 2013

Jeb Bush 'Meet the Press' Interview: Bush Calls David Gregory a "Crack Addict," and He's Right!

I agree that political reporters, talking heads, Sunday Show hosts and pundits are "like crack addicts" when it comes to flogging their product.
March 6, 2013

World Baseball Classic 2013: Roster and Pool C Schedule

If you've managed to miss the past two World Baseball Championships, don't miss this year's — it's going to be amazing! Here's a partial roster and Pools A-C schedules.

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March 2, 2013

Black History Month Post-Mortem: What is An Appropriate History Lesson?

An appalling story about a primary grade coloring assignment appeared in the March 1 edition of The Florida Times-Union. It raises many questions about appropriate teaching and lessons.
Feb. 24, 2013

Lil Buck Jookin: Dancer Explains Moves to Stephen Colbert

Lil Buck appeared on 'The Colbert Report' Thursday night to explain "jookin" and went above and beyond by demonstrating life in all of its artistry and beauty.
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Feb. 18, 2013

Ridiculous Lawsuit Over First Amendment Rights Shows Americans Need to Get Over Being Offended

The ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation are suing a middle school over a religiously-themed painting hung in the school's hallway, while the Liberty Institute defends it.
Feb. 13, 2013

Westminster Dog Show 2013: Irresponsible Breeding is Morally Wrong

With the biggest canine event of the year going on, it's important to remember that indiscriminate over-breeding is just as immoral as the physical abuse of animals.