electoral politics
Naturally, people are angry. I get it. But, I'm starting to lose patience. For three years I've lived among the tyranny of the court of public opinion. Because some voters can't accept that Rob Ford earned the majority of the votes.
electoral politics
It horrifies me that we still need to even have this, "Why Lynching Isn't Okay," conversation, but here we go. [WARNING: Violent images in this post may not be work-safe. Or life-safe.]
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Sep 21, 2012 at 4:30pm | 149 comments

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Last Wednesday, Mike Rowe spoke at a Romney campaign event about destigmatizing the blue collar worker. And my world collapsed.
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Oct 2, 2012 at 3:30pm | 116 comments

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I'm totally gonna SHOULD you about this. SHOULD SHOULD SHOULD.
in

Nov 5, 2012 at 3:00pm | 108 comments

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Ann Romney’s remarks about “women out there who don’t have a choice” perfectly captures certain rich people’s deep-seated beliefs about class -- namely, that class inequity is a positive thing, and that there's something noble about poverty.
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If you're NOT voting today, this is probably gonna totally guilt-trip you.
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"If hormonal birth control for men does not exist, how can anyone pay for it?" and other unanswerable questions.
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Way to appeal to that powerful Aryan voting bloc, guys!
in

Jul 25, 2012 at 4:00pm | 54 comments

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Hey, if Mitt Romney can erase two years of business involvement with a single adverb, imagine how we could all improve our lives by the same magic!
electoral politics
I don’t want to make assumptions about anyone else’s genitalia but my vag has a hell of a time manipulating the voting apparatus.
in

May 22, 2012 at 3:00pm | 37 comments

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Do you judge a candidate by his or her spouse? I do, kinda.
electoral politics
As my office was protested during the Abu Ghraib scandal, as my Dae Woo hatchback was keyed by John Kerry supporters, as I was the recipient of eye-rolls and side-eyes form my peers in bars, it hit me. Political parties mean nothing.
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Mitt Romney's gay BFF resigns. Or maybe gets fired. So are gay Republicans gluttons for punishment or WHAT?
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Also, what do Ron Paul and a homicidal polar bear have in common? The answer may surprise you!
campaigns
On the average day, you would find me scouring Lexis-Nexis databases of old newspaper articles, searching for a candidate’s name in combination with keywords such as “supremacist,” “rape,” “drunk,” or “insider trading.”
electoral politics
In order to really fool your political snob friends -- you know, the ones who look amazed that you can't rattle off the definition of a filibuster in two seconds -- you're gonna need a cheat sheet. And that's where I come in.
in

Jan 25, 2012 at 2:30pm | 0 comments