Pat LaMarche

Pat LaMarche

Pat LaMarche is an author, activist and advocate. She is the author of "Left Out In America: The State of Homelessness in the United States."  Her new novel, The Magic Diary, is due out in late spring.

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"The frosty little town of Gander - away up north in Newfoundland, Canada - welcomed 18 Syrian refugees in 62 days. That’s 150 percent more than the whole of the US accepted in twice that time." (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 20, 2018
For the Many Millions Spent on Bombing Syria, The US Could Have Assisted Syrian Refugees by the Thousands
Last week the U.S. fired 118 missiles at Syria: that’s about 11 times as many missiles as refugees the U.S accepted from the war torn nation since January first. The 2018 cost per missile: $1,400,000. The 2018 estimated cost per refugee : $15,900. I know the math is hard, but hang on. The U.S...
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Is That a White House Advisor in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Helping Him Fleece Me
There are many ways to get federal housing assistance. A person can apply to live in public housing or they can receive a rent subsidy for living in private accomodations. Public housing—of which there are approximately 1.3 million units across the United States —is managed by regional housing...
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Friday, March 16, 2018
In America, You Have a Right to Carry a Gun But Not a Right to Healthcare
There are homeless folks with guns and there are homeless folks with mental illness. Just like there are housed people with guns and there are housed people with mental illness. The only difference between people experiencing homelessness and people living in houses is money. One group can afford a...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Can You Keep a Secret on International Women's Day?
On this International Women’s Day it’s amazing how many people are still against a woman making a buck. While men across the developed world chase the almighty dollar and get cheered on for it, women with the same desire for cash are still called names: from aggressive to greedy . And while living...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Separation of Church and State Starts With Kicking Billy Graham Out of the Rotunda
The Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) quotes George W. Bush with the words, "God's work within me began with Billy's outreach." He was, of course, referring to the recently deceased luminary, Billy Graham. Just what work does the former president refer to in this comment? Could it be his work...
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Saturday, November 11, 2017
Secrets Are Luxuries We Can't Afford When Fighting the War on Women
I’m going to tell a truth about myself. It’s not something I’m ashamed of—but it is something that I never told my kids about. It’s something I never announced in public even though I’ve had thousands of opportunities to speak publicly since it happened. And even as I polish my keyboard with the...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Opponents of Single Payer Think You're Stupid... But Nothing Is Dumber Than a For-Profit Healthcare System
Lack of critical thinking: it’s killing us. And if you get alarmed by the headline of a May 22, Sacramento Bee article, it will continue killing us. One of the few reasonable opinions President Trump expressed recently – in the face of stark ridicule – is that healthcare reform shouldn’t be that...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Maine Gov. Paul LePage is Donald Trump's Noxious Canary
You’ve heard of the canary used in coal mines to warn of impending hazards to the miners. The canaries were smaller and breathed faster so carbon monoxide and other toxic gases affected them more quickly than the humans and donkeys used to mine coal. Introduced to underground coal mining in the...
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Monday, March 03, 2014
When You Give Bush/Cheney a Pass, You Can't Lecture Putin
Russia's Federation Council believes sending forces to the Ukraine will help "stabilize" that country and has voted unanimously to allow President Putin to do just that. President Obama's not pleased. Seems the U.S. president doesn't believe that boots on the ground have a stabilizing effect.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Buy President Obama a History Book
"My fellow Americans, for nearly seven decades, the United States has been the anchor of global security. This has meant doing more than forging international agreements -- it has meant enforcing them.
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