Mary Ramirez

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Politics
Wanna Keep Our Kids Safe? Here's How.

“You’re either with us or against us,” said one student attending the anti-gun rally in Tallahassee this week. Today, as one wise relative recently expressed to me, "the opinions/biases of

Politics
Here's My DACA Deal

Those of you who have read my work for any period of time know the lengths my husband and I had to go through to be together here in the United States. Piles of paperwork; thousands of dollars; months of separation&

Politics
Five Things You Should Know About The Obamas’ Portraitists

Back in college, I took an Art History course that I largely enjoyed…except for the mandatory field trip to the area modern art museum. It’s just not my cup of tea; I’ll take Monet over Warhol any day&

News
Let's Talk About Daniel Shaver

I did something the other day that I routinely criticize others for doing. I reacted to a video emotionally, with zero context, zero insight, and zero research. I watched the officer-involved shooting of Daniel Shaver

Politics
Parents: Don’t Teach Your Kids to be Racist Jerks in the Name of Political Correctness and Racial Penance

I remember being about eight years old, and the movie of the year was Pocahontas. When Halloween rolled around that year—well, you can guess what I wanted to be. I begged my mom for the costume, and she made time a

Politics
Here’s the Real Reason Why the Left Hates the Second Amendment

Pregnancy’s a real trip. The heartburn, the aches, the pains, the sleepless nights—it’s a real carnival. One of these sleepless nights this past week, as I was flipping through my phone at 3 am, wish

Politics
Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

A few weeks ago my family and I were out at a small-town festival when suddenly an elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair took a tumble over the side of a street curb. Within seconds she was surrounded by people. A coup

Politics
Ladies, Please Don’t Be Like Ashley Judd

Living in Mexico, I remember sticking out like a sore thumb. Blonde hair, blue eyes, VERY white—I was the epitome of obvious. I didn’t have a car, so to attend school (and later on teach preschool) I was

Politics
Venezuela’s Hell: Could It Happen Here?

I want to challenge you. Could the United States—the beacon of freedom, an economic and military superpower, and perhaps history’s greatest anomaly—ever fall as far as Venezuela? Before we ge

Lifestyle
Dear Unborn Child: Yes, You Have A Gender (And We're Celebrating It)

Dear Unborn Child of Mine: We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the day we saw those beautiful pink lines.  In just two weeks, we’ll walk into the doctor’s office to see your ultrasound

Politics
End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

My daughter’s favorite movie is Disney’s “The Jungle Book” –and she absolutely adores Baloo, the bear. In the next to last scene, everyone thinks Baloo’s been killed by Sher Khan, t

Politics
Fellow Americans: Do You Get How Blessed You Are?

I remember seeing a music video once where, as the song starts, it pans to a scene where one of the guys holds up his U.S. passport and says, “As long as I have this … it really doesn’t matter.”

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