The Washington Times Communities

The following was interview was originally¬†part of a Smart Girl Politics series in early 2013 and didn’t end up getting published. But some of the topics covered are still relevant today! Bethany Bowra will now be writing a daily column for Smart Girl Politics. Follow

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“…My childhood journal entry from September 11th, 2001 shows what a difference twenty-four hours can make: ‘When I awoke in the morning, it was true. The World Trade Center towers had been attacked by hijacked planes. The Pentagon had been attacked by yet another hijacked

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While it’s tempting to dismiss Abby Sunderland’s voyage as misguided and pointless, many challenges accepted in society are just as ridiculous. GULF SHORES, AL – The solo circumnavigation voyage of 16-year-old Californian homeschooled student Abby Sunderland has come to a halt due to unfortunate weather

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Thanks to the kind referral of friend Brent Heard, I now have a column at The Washington Times Communities! The title (and tagline of this blog) was invented by my 17 year-old sister, Rachel.  My bio is as follows: Amanda Read is a scholar who

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