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.

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Maria Behan on white America’s moment of reckoning and the hard work of fighting systemic racism

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Maria Behan on the growing imperative for us to change our attitude to eating meat

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Maria Behan on how Trump’s ineptitude and ego in the coronavirus crisis are going to cost American lives

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Maria Behan on Bernie Sanders and the forces in the Democratic establishment that are wrestling with his candidacy

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Maria Behan on J. Lo and Shakira at the Superbowl and the line between sexualised performance and self-objectification

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Maria Behan on the impeachment of Donald Trump and the hope in the growing resistance to his administration

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Maria Behan on why the US must now subject Trump to the rule of law and depose him

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Maria Behan on why Joe Biden might be the riskiest choice to become the Democratic nominee

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Maria Behan on the moral imperative to impeach Trump and whether Congress will step up to the plate

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Maria Behan on the inequity of America’s healthcare system and the fiscal sense of Medicare for All

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Maria Behan on the gains by women in American politics and why the future is undoubtedly female

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Maria Behan on rejoicing in a post-election Blue Christmas and the gift that Robert Mueller is set to bring

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Maria Behan on Trump and radicalization of the far-right in America

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Maria Behan on the misogynic harm of the Kavanaugh hearing and how women will have the last say

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Maria Behan on Trump as Putin’s pawn and how America can save itself

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