Becky Bracken

News and views writer bringing you the latest with a sassy side of girl power.
Recent Articles

Keystone XL Would Endanger These Species

The Keystone XL Pipeline has been shrouded in controversy over fears what transferring almost a million barrels of oil per day across 875 miles could mean for the environment, especially when that env...
By Becky Bracken

How To Protest The ACA Repeal

More coverage for more Americans at a lower cost. That was the goal of the Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare. The law hasn't been perfect, but it has led to more than 20 million Americans getti...
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Is There A Limit On Executive Orders?

As the Chief Executive of the United States, presidents have several ways to direct the actions of the executive branch of government and essentially make policy without input from Congress or the cou...
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What Is Betsy DeVos' Job?

Betsy DeVos has come onto the national political scene with her appointment to head the Department of Education under the new Trump administration. But for people in Michigan, the DeVos name is famili...
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Betsy DeVos' Education Track Record Is Not Great

Betsy DeVos is President Donald Trump's nominee to head up the Department of Education. She's the billionaire heiress to the Amway fortune who has spent her considerable resources focused on promoting...
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'Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans Welcomes 3rd Child

Jenelle Evans, the love-able MTV star has been looking very pregnant and ready to pop any minute for weeks. Well, it's finally happened! Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans welcomes her 3rd child, and shared t...
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When Is The Next Women's March?

By any measure, the Women's March on Jan. 21 was a success. But the lingering question is what will come next. How can the energy of the millions who marched all over the world be harnessed into actio...
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Janelle Monáe Was Snubbed For 'Hidden Figures'

She sings, dances, and has graced the screens of some of the year's most acclaimed films, Moonlight and Hidden Figures. So why wasn't Janelle Monáe nominated for an Oscar? It appears her work got lost...
By Becky Bracken

The Global Gag Rule Will Increase Abortions

Just two days after millions of women took to the streets across the country to protest threats against equal rights and just one day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decis...
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How to Get The Women's March Anthem By MILCK

If you haven't heard of singer-songwriter MILCK yet, get ready. She's written and performed what's being called the Women's March "anthem" and it's a gorgeous, power ballad titled "Quiet" that seems t...
By Becky Bracken