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.

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 April 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 »

Building Bridges: Bernie Has the Right Idea

Like many prochoice activists, when I first saw this article in Common Dreams, I was surprised and disappointed. Why was Bernie Sanders stumping for an enemy of women’s autonomy? That was my first reaction. But after I thought more about it, my position softened. If Bernie believes that Mello will… Read more »

Rev. Jackson, Please Don’t Pray for Me

I have just returned from the Chicago Tax March. The main message was that President Trump should release his tax returns. We had some great speakers: Rep. Jan Schakowsky, State Sen. Daniel Biss, and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Rev. Jackson’s talk included lots of familiar chants: “Congress, do your job.”… Read more »