Abby's Posts

  • Continuing Hillary's Work

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016, started out as a great day. At 6:45 AM, I eagerly jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth, and put on my “Hillary: Smashing the Glass Ceiling 2016” t-shirt and Rosie the Riveter socks. Once I got to school, I was too excited to focus in any of my classes. During lunch, I took some cute pictures with my friend who was also sporting Hillary apparel, and confidently voted in my school’s mock election (Hillary won with 73%).

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  • The Email Scandal That Wasn't

    After an almost 19-month-long presidential election, we all got a little “sick and tired of hearing about Hillary’s damn emails” (to quote Bernie Sanders). At least, I know I got pretty tired of hearing about them. The election is over now, but the “scandal” stuck around till the very last days before Election Day, the media never ceasing to mention it in every clickbait-y headline.

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  • A Thank You Note

    I have to admit that it’s extremely hard for me to write this. The past 24 hours have been a roller coaster of emotions, and I don’t quite know how to articulate what I'm feeling.

     

    At this point, I think it’s pretty clear that I love, love, love Hillary Clinton. The past 18 months of my life have been thoroughly Hillary-themed. Every article, essay, or paper that I’ve written for school has been about her. She has been at the center of my conversations with friends and family. She literally has found her way into my assignments for even art class. Hillary is my inspiration and my role model. I’ve never looked up to a public figure as much as I look up to her.

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  • 12 Things Not to Say to a Teen Hillary Supporter

    1. “Hillary is so artificial / robotic.” Meaning, she actually has well thought-out policies backed by facts, rather than nonsensical sound-bites. For example, Trump’s only proposal on immigration is to build a “great, great wall” that he insanely thinks Mexico will pay for. On the other hand, Hillary has detailed plans for immigration reform and improving the pathway to citizenship.

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  • Trump and Women

    (I had the idea to write about Trump and his awful misogyny. I opened my computer and clicked on this blank doc. As I wondered how to begin this post, it struck me that I wrote a similar one a few months back. It’s so depressing and enraging to think that Trump gets worse and worse every single day, and that this man could be our president in just five weeks.)

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  • Trump's Taxes

    Sometimes I wish I could attend a town hall or small rally for Trump. Not to support him, of course—so that I could stand up at the end and ask him, “WHY HAVE YOU NOT RELEASED YOUR TAX RETURNS?”

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  • Trump's Failed Visit to Mexico

    Yesterday Trump decided to visit the last place you’d expect: Mexico. Surprisingly, he didn’t go to stay at a lavish Trump resort and spend millions on a luxurious vacation—he went to meet with the Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, presumably for no purpose other than to give off a “presidential” air.

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  • Hillary, My Heroine

    The year was 2008, and I was eight years old.

    Politics was a grown-up term that I didn’t know much about, other than a few names: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain. Although the real meaning of the election was lost on me, my parents encouraged my brother and me to formulate opinions about the world. However, there was something standing in my way of deciding who to cheer on. Being a young child, I idolized my parents and pretty much went along with whatever they said. This time, though, my mom supported Hillary, and my dad supported Obama. What to do?

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  • Trump's Beef with the Khans

    Let’s discuss something that’s been happening over the past two weeks: Donald Trump’s embarrassing and harmful beef with the Khan family.

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  • Four Days of History (Or: the DNC)

    I think we can all agree that the DNC was four straight days of inspiration. Every speaker was awesome, and they all spoke such amazing and true words about Hillary.

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