At last, the pioneering Israeli grandmother, Golda Meir, is experiencing a well-earned revival. Last month it was announced that the Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nativ is working on a new film about the Former Israeli
by Judy Wieder Let’s reframe this: Is Britney Spears a victim of Human Trafficking by her father? Britney Spears told a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday that she has been drugged, compelled to work against
Corey Johnson to Carl Nassib by Judy Wieder There are some interesting overlapping news-makers in the headlines. One is the first “active NFL player saying he is gay,” and the other is a NYC Council
Always know yesterday before you judge today: When the United Nations proposed a two-state solution to Palestine in the 1940s, the Arabs rejected it. They didn’t want Jews, who were running from the Holocaust in
Israel has my heart always. The Nazi Shoah in 1930s/40s Germany led to the inevitability and necessity of the State of Israel. That’s how I feel and always will.But that doesn’t mean that I give
Why the Big White PanIc from Fox Fantasy These Days? Well, in addition to watching Black voters vote overwhelmingly Democratic in 2020, there’s a wave of nonwhite immigrants who are also leaning Democratic. That has
I can’t stand Ted Cruz. People, puleeeeeze start working to get this blood-on-his hands creep out. During a hearing on gun violence one day after a lone gunman killed 10 people in Colorado and a
Sometimes we get lost in the gibberish of it all. So just slap your face, and focus. Here’s a dude that did. Today, I’ve been thinking a lot about this whole ‘neo-Nazi’ thing. And I
Like anyone, I would love to believe that there are sharp lines between good and bad people. But there aren’t. Most people have dark passions waiting to be jacked up by a demagogue fixated on
In 2020, a shocking documentary called CHALLENGER, THE FINAL FLIGHT on NETFLIX, revealed the tragedy behind the Challenger tragedy. After the 1986 accident, we had all heard them talking endlessly about the “O-Rings,” but somewhere
“Whoever kills one life, kills the entire world. Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world.” Seventy-six years ago, soldiers from the Red Army’s 322nd Rifle Division marched into Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. The
Dear, dear Trump supporters, Trump’s not just a faker, he’s a hardcore criminal. He’s everything he convinced you Hillary Clinton was four years ago. He’s the one who deserves to be “locked up” and soon
Now Trump is demanding Fox News fire a reporter for confirming his disgraceful remarks calling military soldiers who died or were captured in battle, “losers.” How very fascist of him. And still his minions flock.We
How many lies does it takes til they know, too many people have died?
If you’re a “minority” in this country, as many of us are many times over – brown, queer, black, Asian, Mexican, HIV-positive, immigrant, female, disabled, ANYTHING but white (especially Evangelical Christian) male—this election is the big
We knew the plan to bring down America would turn on foreign and internal interference and their ability to wreak havoc between our citizens. Trump & a few key GOP Senators have been the pawns
Once upon a time in the 18th century, the ignorant and selfish Queen of France declared, “Let them eat cake!” when informed there was no bread in the kingdom to feed the starving, dying peasants.
For over three decades, Suzanne Buirgy and Judy Wieder have been partners in love, life, and their creative endeavors — and have supported each other every step of the way. Both have had successful careers
For those of us watching HBO’s totally ridiculous, yet totally entertaining, soap opera, “BIG LITTLE LIES,” I just want to say 2 words: MERYL STREEP How can it be that this wizard of acting skills
Friends, let’s do our homework. Read and know thy enemy so he can be beaten. If Trump repeats something, he’s lying. Example: ECONOMY TRUMP: “It’s soaring to incredible new heights. Perhaps the greatest
Will the (gasp!) Mueller Report change anything? Were you shocked and surprised by what you were able to actually read? No. Did Trump’s team, starring Barr and Giuliani playing daze ‘um-with-stupidity defense, and Mueller and
With all the photo and written journalism that has flooded the media, it’s telltale that the Mueller Investigation was shut out of The Pulitzer Prize awards. Telltale, but not wrong.
What the statistics of truth are telling us today and what that means for 2020. Pencils up: Most Americans — 75 percent of recent poll respondents — say they need to see the entire Mueller
Long before the nightmare of Donald Trump, another devil was living in the details of our Congress, plotting and rotting America’s beautiful core. Mitch McConnell’s tenure in the Senate has been a stain on our
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(right, with her guest) is wearing a pin with a picture of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody. This beautiful child, (r) Jakelin Caal Maquin, died after she was not given
Nick Broverman, interim editorial director of The Advocate, interviews Judy about Matthew Shepard and the 20th anniversary of his death. View the video on The Advocate website
The Advocate’s first female editor-in-chief, Judy Wieder, chronicles her fascinating life — which included time as a folk singer, disco songwriter, and hair band journalist — in Random Events Tend to Cluster. BY TRACY E.
The former editor-in-chief had a LGBT take on America’s biggest tragedy. See the article
NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognizes exemplary work produced in 2017. Judy Wieder will win the Excellence in Book Writing Award, to be
Review: Random Events Tend to Cluster: a Memoir Dear Judy, I was excited when my brother gifted me this Christmas with a signed copy of your book “Random Events Tend to Cluster.” In the dark
Judy paddle boards through Kailua-Kona bay on Christmas Eve day—making a promotions video for her new book, “Random Events Tend To Cluster.”
Introduction: Necessity truly is the mother of invention. This includes the biggest invention of the millennium: the World Wide Web. Slowly revealing itself as a miracle of communication—though one that’s hell-bent on replacing all other
The Advocate’s first female editor-in-chief, Judy Wieder, chronicles her fascinating life — which included time as a folk singer, disco songwriter, and hair band journalist — in Random Events Tend to Cluster. Read the article here
What’s wrong with making these people monsters? Harvey Weinstein is the earthquake under the volcano. Bullying women (or anyone) into giving favors—sexual or otherwise—has been going on since the Greeks and Romans—maybe even the cavemen.
Why did I write my memoir in this format? Why didn’t I just tell my own story? Why complicate each episode of my life by mixing in the stories of people whose only apparent connection