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Author: Jin Ah Jin

Politics, Anger, and Grassroots Activism

Throughout this very divisive election cycle I have grown tired of people judging me without knowing who I am. I’m tired of people pointing fingers, hurting feelings, and sometimes going...

Is the GOP Giving Away Yet Another Election?

Jin Ah Jin wonders if the GOP is giving away yet another election.

Cruz vs. Trump: It’s Okay to Like BOTH!

Original New Yorker Jin Ah Jin says it's OKAY to like both Cruz and Trump and offers several great reasons why.

Socialism Rules in First Democrat Presidential Debate

Overall, the entire night was like watching the Hillary/Bernie Socialism Comedy Hour with a little O’Malley thrown in every now and then.

Memories Of A (Legal) Korean Immigrant

One of my favorite first memories of living in America was wearing Buster Browns. My mother bought them for us from Hahn’s shoe store in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Ah, the smell of brand...

Fashion: Athletic + Leisure = Athleisure

I dress in leisurely clothes that I most likely would not wear for sports. When I play soccer, I get out my old cleats that have been rained on, snowed on, soaked to the bone, dried out, a...

The Abortion Debate: When Does a Human Being Begin to Exist?

What does “being human” actually mean? Does it mean having a heart beating to live? Does it mean taking care of your brothers and sisters? Does it mean falling in love, having a family, having...

 “Why do you try so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out?” 

This is the question that resonates from the 2003 Amanda Bynes movie, What a Girl Wants. Have you ever seen that person across the room at a party, in class, or at a dinner party that didn’t seem...

Michael Phelps – the DUI

First of all, Olympic champion Michael Phelps is human. He is still a young man and an A-list athlete with raging hormones, testosterone, and attitude—all of which most successful athletes have....

Movie Review: Clutter

There comes a time when you realize that you, the child, has to become the parent of your parents. It’s a sad, poignant reminder of how time moves in a perfect, yet imperfect, circle. The movie,...

Family Traditions by Way of Ocean City, Maryland

How does a family tradition start? I never thought about tradition but I realized it this year as we took our family back to Ocean City for Memorial Day to start our summer and on Labor Day to...

A Personal Tribute to Chick-fil-A Founder, S. Truett Cathy

“Good manners turn people on!” –S. Truett Cathy December of 2012, my daughter Arabella and I had the pleasure of being invited and welcomed to Atlanta, Georgia to visit the Chick-fil-A...

PolitiChicks Summer Tip: Be Kind to Your Eyeballs and Save Them!

In the classic movie, They Live, Roddy Piper starred as a man who wasn’t able to see aliens until he found a box of sunglasses, tried on a pair and voila – he could see them.   Don’t lau...
Posted On May 6, 2014

Hundreds of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Reportedly Sold as Brides to Militants for $12, Relatives Say

 “I’m pretty sure that Washington Post is using the terms “wives” and “brides” inappropriately here.” – Jeff Yang WSJ Not that anyone would have noticed but this...
Posted On May 4, 2014

Is the Legalization of All Drugs Far Behind?

When I had my son 7 years ago and needed powder baby formula, I went to my local grocery store to buy it and was told I had to go to Customer Service to get it, where it was locked up with the...

The Spread of Islam in Asia

In the early 1980’s, one of my uncles went to Saudi Arabia to head the pipeline project for one of the biggest Korean companies at the time, Dong Ah Construction which was led by another...

A Week in the Life of a PolitiChick Stage Mom With Her Two Actor Sons

This was a crazy 3 weeks. Last November we submitted my 10-year old actor son Bruno for a role on a television show.  It was originally to be called Fresh Off the Boat, based on the life of Eddie...

Riots & Shootings in Ukraine Ignored; Beiber, Not So Much…

Since they were called the Soviet Union, Tuesday, February 18, was the bloodiest clash between the people and the government at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.  These protests, shootings,...