My name is Nancy Brisson and I am the owner/author of this website
I was inspired to begin writing after Barrack Obama took office. While following the election I became tuned into the harsh rhetoric from the Tea Party and the right wing of the GOP. I finally made myself listen carefully to the opposition, as in Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. The things these “news” outlets were saying literally upset my stomach. My reaction to what they were broadcasting about the Democrats and about President Obama caused a reaction in me that was quite visceral. I was compelled to offer the viewpoint of the left whether anyone heard me or not. Since that time more people on the left have raised their voices and the fight has become a bit less lop-sided.
I had no real political credentials but I had a BA degree in English from SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Arizona at Tucson so I felt that at least I had the chops to offer a “view from the cheap seats” – after all, I am an American, a citizen, and a part of “we the people”. I have enjoyed offering my commentary and believe that my writing has also improved with time. I have also been learning a lot about politics and history. I am a passionate Democrat and I feel that I am writing at a time when the Republicans have such a lust to win back the Presidency that they have practiced some “bad” politics that “we the people” need to be aware of. We need to make it clear that we have not been fooled by propaganda, conspiracy theory, and too much special interest money used to dictate policy.
With the election of Donald J Trump as our President there has been much more to say and I have spoken out in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Now my essays on politics in the Obama-Trump decade are available as books on Amazon.
This is the link to my author page on Amazon.