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The Power of Personal Connections in the Dark Age of Trump


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The Power of Personal Connections in the Dark Age of Trump

Lindy Hern

Sitting in my relatively new home in Hawai’i in January of 2017, I’m watching Nina Turner, past state-senator in Ohio and current progressive leader, speak to hundreds of single-payer activists at the national single-payer strategy conference convening in New York City and hosted by several progressive groups including Health Care Now, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and One Payer States. This is the first strategy conference that I have not been able to attend for about ten years and I am missing this opportunity to engage with the single-payer community.


#2

Too much like a plug for Facebook, one the moist addicting creations ever developed.


#3

Just like the advent of television after WWII, the 21st century advent of social media had possibilities for advancing a progressive agenda. Hopefully social media will not end up 180 degrees from that potential the way television did.


#4

Unfortunately if Ajit Pai has his way, which he likely will at this rate, it will certainly be.