I’ve always firmly believed that the best way to see real democratic change is to convince awesome people to put aside their careers in the private sector for a little while and run for office.

Sep 16, 2014 at 5:00pm | 30 comments

There has never been an instance of a legislative body suing a sitting President. So, the answer to the question, "How does it work for Congress to sue the President?" has been a resounding, "We have no idea."

Aug 15, 2014 at 5:00pm | 23 comments

At best, Putin’s government is providing financial assistance to the groups responsible for chaos in Ukraine. At worst, Russian military forces provided the Buk missile and the requisite training to militia forces in Eastern Ukraine.

Aug 12, 2014 at 5:00pm | 170 comments

TV news networks and major online publications need to shift their focus away from “OMG, a handsome white doctor is sick with a scary African virus!” immediately.
Maybe they have such a problem with bleeding hearts because they actually can’t stand the sight of blood.
The United States, where church and state are supposedly separate, is codifying discrimination on the part of Christian-owned and run entities, and thus far, we haven't seen any high-profile denials of requests for religious exemptions.
Did that kale in the fridge mold when you weren't looking? OBAMA.

Jul 1, 2014 at 5:00pm | 35 comments

I tried to speak from the heart when asking the vice president of the free world to my high school formal.
Breitbart.com's tasteless ad mocking Nancy Pelosi represents the gauntlet female politicos must run.
social media
Here again, a black woman speaks her mind, especially on Twitter, and she’s demonized.
Pussy Riot made international news and brought awareness to the injustices of modern Russian government, but while they were at it, they also pissed off and confused a bunch of innocent church-goers, likely even hurting their cause.

Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00pm | 235 comments

house of cards
SPOILERS AHEAD. Do NOT click if you haven't binge watched House of Cards Season 2. Also, are we concerned about binge watching as a new pastime? Also: Spoilers.
the frisky
wendy davis
wendy davis
I'm an idiot writing to you from my bed with a laptop, and even I know that a bitter ex-husband does not a good source make.
You see, we've been spending all this time blathering on about social inequality and wage gaps and poverty, when really, we should be talking about marriage.
unpopular opinion
We don't get to pick and choose the free speech (which includes acts as well as speech) we approve of. The whole point of free speech is that it is free and open to anyone.
Government interference with the operations of businesses should be anathema to Republicans, yet when it comes to abortion, their supposed core values go right out the window.
Civics is a required class to graduate in many high schools, and yet we don’t allow students who are being educated in American government issues to undertake that most basic rite of passage, that of casting a ballot.
"And they’re looking at packages!" it snarled with a sneer. "Tomorrow comes healthcare! It's practically here!" Congress growled, with its coke fingers nervously drumming, "I MUST find a way to keep healthcare from coming!"
affordable healthcare
The only way to fix the health care system is to get everyone invested in it.