Articles Posted by Jill Chapin

Jill Chapin

Jill Chapin has been a guest writer and columnist in several Los Angeles area papers for over fifteen years. She has written a bilingual parenting book titled, "If You Have Kids, Then Be a Parent!" and a children's book entitled, "My Magic Bubble."

  • When is Enough ENOUGH?

    With so many serious domestic and international issues that need intense attention, our president nevertheless continues to tweet non-stop to skewer those he feels do not admire, agree with or respect him.

  • Face the Music – Trump is Being Played like a Violin

    World leaders have gotten the proverbial memo that the way to get what they want from the new American president is through lavishing copious amounts of flattery onto his insatiable ego.

  •  A Letter to our Planet

    With all three branches of our government under the control of the Republican party, it would be easy to feel as we do that we are about to be inundated by a tsunami of decisions that could be alarming for even those of you who live many time zones and oceans away.

  • America Unhinged

    They see that Mr. Trump is beholden to nothing – not his party, not our intelligence agencies, not the press, nor the rules of ethics concerning nepotism and other conflicts of interest. He is like an unpredictable wild animal and no one knows quite how to rein him in.

  • The Painful Side of Democracy

    Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, there are some pronouncements made by Trump that are just plain true. The election was indeed rigged, but it was from within our own electoral process and not from outside forces.

  • RIP, GOP

    But nothing trumps Trump when it comes to his horrific bragging of sexual predatory assaults. Making no sense, too many Republicans still straddle the fence over finding his comments abhorrent while still endorsing him. This will be the final nail in their coffin.

  • A Shot in the Arm or a Kick in the Gut?

    For people on either side of the vaccine debate, you might want to sit yourself down and compose yourself before you read any further. For someone like me who often casts a cynical eye on the devious doings of various organizations, I was not prepared for this one because it involves our children.

  • Black and White Consequences of the Sounds of Silence

    The thin blue line separating citizens from danger seems to have become a solid wall of refusal to acknowledge the sickening consequences of police officers who either are not being well trained or are not being well screened before donning their blues, badges and guns.

  • We the People – Governed by Cowards

    According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of a coward is one who shows ignoble fear or timidity, one with a lack of courage or resolution. Know anyone on Capitol Hill who fits this description?

  • Donny Trump: The Rosemary’s Baby of the Republican Party

    Listen up, all you uber-conservative mamas and papas in Congress – you spawned this child, now you better take care of him. Raise him as best you can, even though he has been learning by your example how to be more divisive and outrageous than you ever were.

  • Cruel and Vindictive are not Requirements for Being Politically Incorrect

    I’m a big fan of candidates telling hard truths to a public who really would prefer not to hear them. Besides being refreshing, you get the unfamiliar sensation that your intelligence is not being insulted with platitudes and pre-packaged sound bites

  • Finally – The 99% Are Not Going To Take It Anymore

    Million Student March is demanding free tuition at public universities, the cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.

  • The Donald – Just What the Doctor Ordered

    For once, we are pretty much all united as a nation – republicans and democrats – awaiting Mr. Trump’s next bombshell. And we know he will never disappoint us as he thankfully seems to have no control over his verbal spillage.

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    Measles – the Outbreak and the Outrage

    It’s curious why Americans feel so threatened when the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System reveals no deaths from measles in more than ten years; however, there were at least 108 deaths linked to the measles vaccine.

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    Democrats – Losers in More Ways than One

    That big “L” affixed to the foreheads of most Democrats across the country doesn’t stand for their party losing big in the midterm elections. It stands for their gutless loser mentality by not challenging Republicans’ derisive talking points about their party’s significant accomplishments.