Professor Keck's Reality 101


Michigan, USA
December 31
Mary Keck is a writer and blogger. Her articles have appeared on Open Salon, The Public Intellectual, and The Huffington Post. She is currently a columnist for The Times Herald where she writes about nature, outdoor recreation, and wildlife.

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MARCH 15, 2012 9:44PM

What if Sandra Fluke were a Woman of Color?

Limbaugh Fluke

In the wake of the Sandra Fluke vs. Rush Limbaugh media frenzy, we’ve begun to ask some very interesting questions. On Aljazeera’s Listening Post, for instance, one viewer noted that while pressuring advertisers to disassociate themselves from Limbaugh was a smart m/… Read full post »

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MARCH 10, 2012 11:56AM

Women Lead Defense of Maldivian Democracy (Updated)

Recent upheaval on the subject of birth control in the United States serves as a reminder of the way religion can be used as a tool to infringe on the rights of women. While this return to battles already won may be unwelcome, females in the U.S. can rest assured that they… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 5, 2012 2:23PM

An Open Letter about Pfc. Bradley Manning (Updated)

General Raymond T. Odierno
Chief of Staff of the US Army
101 Army Pentagon, Rm. 3E672
Washington DC 20310-0200 

February 5, 2012

Dear General Raymond Odierno,

I would like to share my appreciation for your service to the United States. Without honorable and courageous individuals like youRead full post »

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OCTOBER 13, 2011 4:06PM

OWS: A 21st Century Revolution (Updated)

Bill Maher whined about pronouncing “Occupy Wall Street" last Friday night on his show. For him, five syllables across three words are a mouthful with too much substance and not enough sound byte.  His jibes reflect the anxiety pundits experience trying to categorize OWS.  Some say it… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 2, 2011 9:05PM

Support Our Troops

As I drive through my county, I notice a sign outside a flower shop, “Welcome Home Sergeant Ben Hartmann,” and I’m relieved to know one of our own has returned. When I pull into the parking lot at the local grocery store, I see yellow ribbons on bumpers that read, “SupportRead full post »

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 4:39PM

Poor Choices (Updated)

Today, I went to the grocery store planning to write a check that would not be covered by the funds in my bank account. I had little food, I didn’t have enough gas in my tank to get me to work the next day, and I knew I wouldn’t see a… Read full post »