Category Archives: Politics

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam…

by cheri sabraw These two girls above are back in Browning, Montana, with their calves born this past spring. Bison, be they Wood Bison or Plains Bison, look different from individual to individual, just like humans. I find them appealing, … Continue reading

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Finding meaning

by cheri sabraw My sister and I are avowed bird and bunny watchers. Instead of hashing over how miserable we are about the socialism creep (verb or noun depending on your perspective) or about Theresa May’s crippling act of personal … Continue reading

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The Oppressive Nature of Politics

by cheri block sabraw Oppression is no joke. Marching into a packed  boxcar during the winter of 1939 in Prague is oppression. Having a overseer whip and slash the  back until the flesh is shredded in 1858 on a South … Continue reading

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The European Onion

by cheri sabraw In psychological parlance, an onion is a metaphor for the subconscious, a place that often needs to be peeled back, layer after layer, in order to get to a problem. In most cases, the problem has rested … Continue reading

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Agency fee may go to the guillotine

by cheri sabraw Here is the leader in a Los Angeles Times op-ed concerning the United States’ Supreme Court’s taking up a case this week called Janus vs. AFSCME. “For 40 years, right-wing activists and fronts for the 1% have … Continue reading

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Research the old-fashioned way

by cheri block, Mrs. Sabraw, Cherylann B. Sabraw, My dear friend Richard in far-off England sent me a Boris Johnson solution for peace in the Middle East in commemoration of  the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Agreement on Friday, November … Continue reading

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From Goodkind Block to the Lower Madison

by cheri goodkind block On my way out of Helena, I noticed this stout historical building that bore my maiden name Block. I wondered who Misters Goodkind and Block were. After consulting the Helena history of this building, I learned … Continue reading

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Fake

by cheri sabraw Since Donald Trump took office, we have been bombarded by the words fake news. Fake is not a new word ( 1790-1810) but is without a definitive origin. Curious. The word fake connotes many images, few of … Continue reading

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The NEA protects incompetent teachers

      by cheri block sabraw Are you going to be buried or cremated when you die? You can make that choice now, or let your relatives make it for you. Whatever choice they make doesn’t affect you any … Continue reading

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The lament of the candle makers

  by cheri sabraw I taught Journalism I and II to precocious high school juniors and seniors for thirteen years (1985-1998) and served as the advisor to the newspaper staff. You can imagine the decade-long censorial tussles, the moral dilemmas, … Continue reading

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