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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 07:35 AM

 

Warren's origin story

By Will Weissert


OKLAHOMA CITY — Elizabeth Warren lets the dramatic tension build as she begins the foundational story of her biography, the one about her mother and the black dress.

It was 1962, and her father had suffered a heart attack. Her mother had no choice. She pulled on her best dress and got her first job at age 50 in a Sears’ catalog department for minimum wage so her family wouldn’t lose its house.

The story that Warren has told hundreds of times has inherent power: A woman from the World War II generation rising up to save the ones she loves from financial ruin. It also helps propel a personal narrative that has made Warren a leading Democratic presidential candidate, portraying her not merely as the well-to-do senator from Massachusetts and former Harvard law professor, but also as a relatable everywoman who has known the depths of life’s struggles.

On Sunday, Warren will return to Oklahoma City, the origin of her origin story.

Read more: https://www.swtimes.com/news/20191221/warrens-origin-story
(Fort Smith Times Record)
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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:22 AM

1. The article thinks the family wasn't poor enough for a long enough time?

 

Evidently it was long enough to inspire her future career choices like studying bankruptcy and economic hazards faced by lower middle, working class, and working poor families.

Does the writer also engage in shaming that points out welfare recipients having cell phones?

Nah.....probably just throwing an elbow at the target.

But this? This is as petty as it gets.
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