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Jennifer Wheeler
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Jennifer is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she specialized in international criminal law and human rights. After graduating from law school Jennifer worked for an international criminal tribunal in The Hague to pursue writing and journalism. Jennifer runs a political blog and is currently researching and writing a book on American political history.

Entries by Jennifer Wheeler

Forgetting to Remember: Racial Inequality and Mythmaking on Memorial Day

(14) Comments | Posted May 25, 2014 | 8:59 PM

For 150 years, since the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in Confederate states, we have relied upon the conveniences of selective memory and mythmaking to imagine a more united, United States. In the aftermath of the Civil War, the need for reconciliation -- at least to believe in reconciliation -- was,...

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The Tempest and The Tax

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 10:38 PM

"I must obey. His art is of such pow'r..."
Caliban, The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Democrats lost the tax debate the moment they surrendered control of language - the moment they allowed the expiration of a temporary tax cut to be renamed a tax increase. Why? Because use of...

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A Sandy Hook Story

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 11:44 AM

Friday night my nephew stealthily took me aside to reveal the nunchuks and spring-loaded nail gun he had hidden in his pocket. The makeshift weapons were assembled from what the resourceful boys found where they were hiding: a key chain, a spring taken from a toy, and a screw found...

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Ohio's First Lady

(5) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 8:05 PM

On this day, November 2, 1872, America's first female presidential candidate was arrested and remained in prison while the votes of 6.5 million citizens were cast and counted. Victoria Woodhull -- suffragette, businesswoman, women's rights activist and Ohio native -- was not only ahead of her time, but 140 years...

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Nobel Moms

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM

Not too long ago, an Italian colleague asked me if I planned on having children. I said absolutely, I want at least two, and his response was "Well, you'd better get started, and if you want to keep working you could be a novelist." I was 27, had recently graduated...

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Inoculation to Lies

(101) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 11:57 PM

Where is the fever? At every turn of this election season new lies have been injected into the veins of American democratic politics, and the first presidential debate is no exception. When Romney denied that his $5 trillion tax cut would raise the deficit or demand tax increases on the...

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Akin in Context: Medieval Medicine

(33) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 1:28 PM

A War on women? Whoa, let's take a step back and evaluate Todd Akin's remarks before we jump to any crazy conclusions. It's only right that we establish the proper historical context for his position that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut...

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Yes, We're Still at War

(11) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 11:12 AM

It's the dog days of summer. Memorial and Independence Day patrioti-cues have given way to extended vacations and music in the park. These are the hot, sultry months when nobody wants to be reminded that we are at war, and certainly most people aren't thinking about being conscripted into combat.

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