SPOTLIGHT is our political column by writer Maria Behan.
SPOTLIGHT shines Maria’s sharp political eye and keen wit on the political landscape—especially the dystopia that is America under Donald Trump. In 2016, Maria also wrote The Wild Word‘s PROGRESSIVE PUNCH column, a no-holds-barred look at the last election.
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Maria Behan writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, Huffington Post, and Northern California Best Places.
Maria Behan on why Joe Biden might be the riskiest choice to become the Democratic nominee
Maria Behan on the moral imperative to impeach Trump and whether Congress will step up to the plate
Maria Behan on the inequity of America’s healthcare system and the fiscal sense of Medicare for All
Maria Behan on the gains by women in American politics and why the future is undoubtedly female
Maria Behan on rejoicing in a post-election Blue Christmas and the gift that Robert Mueller is set to bring
Maria Behan on Trump and radicalization of the far-right in America
Maria Behan on the misogynic harm of the Kavanaugh hearing and how women will have the last say
Maria Behan on Trump as Putin’s pawn and how America can save itself
Maria Behan on calling out the wrongs in today’s America and standing strong against Trumpism
Maria Behan on the malignancy of Trump, immorality overload, and America as a banana republic
Maria Behan on slimeballs, being an American in the Trump era, and the closing of her country
Maria Behan on the nightmare reality of living in Trump’s America
Maria Behan on this year’s Women’s March, solidarity and powering to the polls
Maria Behan on the lost souls in the Republican party and the hope of a 2018-elections reboot
Maria Behan on a year in Trump’s dystopian America