Ana Madani's Writings
Today's American Public Media Marketplace piece on "How to Get Rid of Your Student Loans Without Paying" is, at best, poorly researched, and, at worst, an outright lie. The article states that there are forgiveness programs rewarding students for being good citizens and working for the greater good. (If only our elected representatives would do the same.)...
Contrary to what you might expect, this is not a lament for the recently-bankrupt bookshop chain (though I do mourn its loss occasionally). It is an issue I have pondered in my limited free time for well over three years: why do we need national borders? I first thought this because of the heated debates in the USA over illegal immigration and the...
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
Update June 27, 2012: In the body of this letter, I stated that I did not want another generic response from the Department of Labor denying my claim. I stated that I wanted my President and my Senator to take action that would help the Cold War Warriors. All I got was - you guessed it - another generic response from the Department of Labor. I can...
Energy Employees Occupational Illness "Compensation" Program Act: Nine Years Later, the Struggle Goes On
Energy Employees Occupational Illness "Compensation" Program Act
Help all of us receive justice! Sign my petition. The word "compensation" is in quotes to show the term is being used very loosely and to indicate the irony of using the word when this "act" was never intended to compensate anyone.There have been significant problems with the Act’s implementation since it was passed in 2000. The process was said to be “...
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My interest in writing and a wide range of subjects led me to a career in English. This is in spite of well-meaning advisors and relatives asking, "Yes, but what are you going to do with that?" It has been an interesting journey, but not a path I ...
Ana’s Favorite Books
Childhood's End, The Hobbit + Lord of the Rings, The Immense Journey, Dumbing Us Down, Nickel and Dimed, Alex and Me, Foucault's Pendulum, Enslaved By Ducks +...