Jess Lahitou

Jess Lahitou

Bio

Jess is a literature lover, former teacher, new(ish) mother, and politics junkie. Currently in Miami, this Colorado native is embracing the culture shock. Art Basel? Wynwood? Ropa Vieja? Yes, please.

Jess Lahitou Articles

Besides a cough, Clinton seems to be doing just fine. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Hillary Clinton Health Crisis: Not Much To See, Folks

Both Clinton and Trump should be more forthcoming about their physical health, but the controversy surrounding Clinton's fitness for office looks largely media-driven.

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Smiling through the pain of crippling debt.

Red, White, & News: Political Issues Millennials Need To Know About

If you’re a 20 or early 30-something, odds are high that you or someone you know has boomeranged back into a parental basement. In 2012, an estimated 36% of young adults lived at home with one or more parents.

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Buckle up for a wild primary ride.

Winners And Losers: What You Need To Know About The Iowa Caucus

Last night was the first chance American voters had to hand tangible results to 2016 presidential candidates.

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Top Twitter Hashtags Of Election 2016 (So Fun)

The 2016 election has, for a while now, felt eerily akin to 1984 (lots ‘o doublespeak coming out of Trump and his supporters). Or The Hunger Games, to take a more recent example of dystopian genre fiction. Wherein, government becomes solely about politics and the media spectacle, rather than actual policies and ideas.

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Economic woes plague the Rust Belt.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir Sheds Light On Donald Trump's Rise

Everyone but Michael Moore underestimated the level of economic angst and cultural upheaval occurring in the Rust Belt, that collection of states forming a sloped capital “E” along the Great Lakes: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania.

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(Image Credit: By Donald Trump August 19, 2015 (cropped).jpg: BU Rob13 Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg: Gage [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

My Very Gen-Y Take On The First Presidential Debate

So I don’t approve, in general, of how my generation tends to come at things, with the focus on: me, my experience, my

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With or without your viewing, this is happening. (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

The Case For Watching Trump's Inauguration

Because it looms a mere three days away, the subject of President-elect’s inauguration is a media fascination. Will there be protests?

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New Hampshire Elects Sanders And Trump: To Rejoice Or Weep?

Rejoicing or weeping will depend on who you are, but let’s look at what happened either way.

Democrats:

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Hillary Clinton has been... less than forthcoming on her health. (Image Credit: Flickr / Gage Skidmore)

About Hillary Clinton's Health: I Stand Corrected

If Hillary Clinton has major medical concerns, now is the time to tell the American public.

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Red, White And News: John Boehner, Who is He? And Why Should I Care?

The workings of Congress are pretty fascinating. If you like The Borgias, The Tudors, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, then following the seemingly innocuous happenings in DC is a fascinating enterprise. You know that this is where the real action happens.

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