Author Archives: Michelle Oxman

About Michelle Oxman

Michelle Oxman is a writer, mom, activist, and recovering attorney who knits for sanity maintenance. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Court: Welcoming Cities Trump Sessions’s Power Grab

Remember when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that cities must turn undocumented residents in their custody over to federal immigration authorities  or lose their federal grants? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on April 19, 2018 that Attorney General Jess Sessions had no authority to do… Read more »

EMILY’s List Mansplains At Me

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Recently, a man claiming to be from EMILY’s List called me for a donation. I told him I had read recently that the organization had been supporting corporate Democrats, and those candidates were not my priorities. “No,” he insisted. “We only support progressive Democratic candidates.”  He mentioned a few big name… Read more »

Daniel Biss’s Balance Between Progressive Politics and Loyalty to His People

Just a week ago, I attended Daniel Biss’s announcement of his running mate, Carlos Ramirez Rosa. It was exciting, actually. Rosa is a powerful, passionate speaker. I thought he balanced Biss’s thoughtful, soft-spoken approach rather nicely. But on September 6, Biss announced that Rosa was no longer on the ticket…. Read more »

Navigating the Health Care Marketplace

Everyone’s arguing about the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called ObamaCare by those who oppose it. Now that my husband is getting ready to retire, I’m looking on the healthcare.gov website for health insurance options. And it’s so much fun I thought I’d share the experience with you. Using healthcare.gov The… Read more »