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Factual Error in The New Yorker: Is this how fake news starts?

Factual error in the New Yorker: I write this post not just for myself, but for all women whose ideas were misattributed to a man, and who were told to leave it be and not to rock the boat. My husband Sabin Howard is making a national memorial, the National […]

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In the HuffPost, International Conference in Shared Parenting 2017

International Conference Shared Parenting 2017 This week I took the train to Boston to attend the International Conference in Shared Parenting. This conference gathered together specialists in post-divorce child development from all over the world. I sat down with a very lovely Dr. Holstein to discuss the Conference, and I […]

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Latest HuffPo Piece: Ongoing Chicanery with the Gehry Memorial

Ongoing Chicanery with the Gehry Memorial The editorial board of the New York Times is at it again, opining in high-falutin’ ways that show for the millionth time just how much this newspaper wants to set policy, rather than report it objectively. This time the Editorial Board is commenting on […]

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Citizenfour: The Most Important Movie You Will Ever See

I recently finished a WWII novel, and I’m still researching the era for another, very different novel set during the same time period. Since one of my closest friends is a Bavarian woman whom I know to be a person of integrity, heart, courage, compassion, and grace, I was curious: […]

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Open Letter to Senator Schumer: Remove Me From Your List and Stop Asking Me For Money

Dear Mr. Schumer, I am a registered Democrat, so I understand why I keep getting emails from your office. However, while I voted for Obama the first time, I did not vote for him in the last election. With regret, I tell you that I am hoping the Republicans take […]

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So I am a populist.

Other people think the way I do: caring about small American businesses, caring about ethics, wanting to challenge big business, appreciating Ralph Nader, who is a genius. I would also mention that citizen privacy matters profoundly to me. The government does not have the right to read my emails nor […]

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Italy: Blocked by socialism, corruption, and a no-can-do attitude

Last year when we came to Italy, we went first to Venice and then to Florence and then to Rome. We rented an apartment in Rome near the Vatican, and one evening went out for ice cream with our landlords. They had two bambini and we have one. In the […]

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Identity Theft

A blog post on Identity Theft. Someone I know used my name to send a gift to a third party. Then my private email was posted to that transaction. All of this without my foreknowledge. This person who committed this act is generally a good person–intelligent, well-meaning, generous, well educated.  […]

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Latest HuffPo Blog Post: THE PROBLEM WITH THE FRANK GEHRY MEMORIAL

Wednesday it was announced that a federal commission charged with building a national monument honoring President Eisenhower voted unanimously to approve elderly architect Frank Gehry’s latest design for the monument. I wrote, in part: Notice, also, that this post is entitled, “The Problem with the Frank Gehry Memorial.” Because to […]

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The Epoch Times: Saving the Eisenhower Monument

The Noted EPOCH TIMES published an article about the controversy surrounding architect Frank Gehry’s design for the Eisenhower monument, and my husband Sabin Howard’s classical proposal for it. It’s a great piece that is aptly summarized by its subtitle: “While modern design is stalled, classical vision is put forward.” “It […]

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My letter to Mitt Romney, sent via his website

My letter to Mitt Romney, sent via his website Dear Mr. Romney:  I am disillusioned Democrat, and a novelist who has earned some modest international acclaim. I believe you are correct when you say that President Obama has failed this country. I believe you are correct when you stress that […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.