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Politics - page 2
Dec 14, 2012

Judge Says Rape Don’t Count If You Don’t Fight Back [The Apocalypse]

This needn't any commentary. Here are the judges words straight up. Mind you this is after the criminal was charged and convicted of the following: rape, forcible oral copulation, domestic battery, stalking and making threats against his former live-in girlfriend.

Dec 11, 2012

The Year People Listened To Women Without Rolling Their Eyes

There has been headline after headline about how 2012 has been the "Year of Women." Some of them mean it in a nice way, while others imply that the "rise of women" equates to a war on men. You know because when people get what they have rightfully earned that means they are maliciously taking it away from everybody else - not. Sharing is caring, c'mon. Although I couldn't be more ecstatic about the supposedly great championing achieved by my gender, I can't help but be a tad annoyed by the sentiment or maybe just the articulation.

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Dec 6, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Washington, Also Weed

Washington is like so fun, it's practically the Canada of America now with same-sex marriage legal and weed decriminalized. The best weddings are yet to come. Not that I am excited about the weed thing, mom. 100s of couples lined up to get married in Washington, including one couple who had been together for 35 years. One bride sported the whitest sweater I have ever seen. How does she get it so clean?

Nov 14, 2012

U.S. Only 80th In The World In Women’s Political Representation [Sugar Binge]

God, we suck. Rwanda is ranked one, Mexico is ten, the United Kingdom is fifty-eight. It seems the Western world has some backwards ideas about what progress means? The list, which ranks 190 countries by how well women are represented in politics (presumably in proportion to each country's population) is very interesting considering how much the West likes to dismiss developing nations as overwhelmingly oppressive to women.

Nov 13, 2012

IDGAF About David Petraeus, You Shouldn’t Either

CIA Director David Petraeus got caught putting his dip stick where it shouldn't have been and now we are watching his life fall to shambles with pizza bagels and Pumpkin Spice Lattes in hand.

Nov 7, 2012

18 WTF?! Political Gag Gifts

Obama won last night. Four more years! Four more years! Some of you are totally stoked on the re-election, some of you may even be bummed. Where ever you stand on the political spectrum right now doesn't quite matter when there are so many ridiculous political gag gifts out there for all you red and blue girls.

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Oct 7, 2012

Yay Or Nay: Political Bros Romney Rap Video

Two political bros, Jonny and Micah, present an acoustic-rap mashup called the "Romney Rap" in support of Governor Mitt Romney.

Ann Romney and Michelle Obama: It’s All Politics To Me [Election 2012]

The past two weeks in the political world have been filled with Democratic/Republican National Convention speeches and last minute attempts to change the polls for the upcoming presidential election. As interesting as the speeches were, however, I could not help but think about the role women play in this election.

Sep 13, 2012

Romney/Ryan 2012: The Comeback Team? [Election 2012]

While Paul Ryan has certainly accomplished a lot in the last 15 years, he is most well known for his commitment to strengthening our economy through budget and tax cuts.

Aug 16, 2012

Dick Cheney Recovering After Heart Transplant

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering from a heart transplant after having five heart attacks in the past twenty-five years. He's had various medical procedures over the years including a quadruple bypass surgery in 1988.

Mar 25, 2012

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Mar 23, 2012

WTF Friday: Cure A Feminist

Why am I a "militant, protesting" feminist? Because of sh*t like this.

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Mar 16, 2012

Why Meghan McCain is Someone to Watch Out For

Meghan McCain used to really bother me. I thought the only reason she had become a well known political commentator was because her father, John McCain, was a prominent politician. It's obvious that she's worked hard to brand herself as a new, young voice of the Republican party. This interview she just did with Playboy is an example of that – she has some good things to say, but she's trying hard to seem cool and relatable.

Feb 1, 2012

Candy Dish: America the Pitchy

• President Obama is a better singer than Mitt Romney. • Why you should get dressed everyday. • Celebrity kids are always the cutest. • These three actors are so pretty together. • So what is happening over at "the X Factor"? • Box clutches: Cute... or not?

Jan 21, 2012

President Obama Sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” [Video]

Whether you consider yourself a Republican or Democrat, Independent or blissfully unaware, one thing's for certain when it comes to President Barack Obama: the man can sing.

Jan 5, 2012

Who Cares About The Caucus?

If you've been on the internet at some point since Tuesday night (and if you're reading this, then yes, I'm talking to you), then you've probably read one headline or another about the Iowa Caucus. But what happens when over 120,000 votes are tallied and a candidate leads by only eight votes? Should we even care about these caucuses at all?

Nov 8, 2011

5 Politicians We Would Invite to a Party

In honor of election day, we got to thinking about politicians and how they have the power to change the world and make a difference. But we also got to thinking that when they're not making speeches and creating laws, they have the power to be an amazing party guests. The kind of party guests that will have all your guests saying, "I didn't know Hoover knew how to do the worm!" and "Whoa, Andrew Jackson, where did you even find an original Four Loko!"

Oct 19, 2011

10 Things About Occupy Wall Street You Need To Know

You've probably heard about Occupy Wall Street by now unless you've been living under a rock. But you've probably only seen things about the 1% versus the 99% and jokes on TFM. Kanye West even showed up. This has spiraled into something that I don't even think the protestors knew it would. Occupy Wall Street is now on college campuses across the country, and it doesn't seem like it's going away any time soon.

Aug 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!

Obama has endured a ton of criticism in his presidency. While I proudly voted for him in 2008, I will freely admit that I feel he's dropped the ball on important issues. That said, today is his birthday, and I'd like to take a moment to point out some of the great things he has done in the last 2.5 years.

Jul 30, 2011

Three Reasons Why Sarah Palin is Bad for Young Women

The problem with Sarah Palin is that though she markets herself as the ideal modern woman, she advocates policies that limit our rights. She is the perfect example of a why a woman candidate is not necessarily a woman’s candidate. Feminism advocates the right for women to be treated as men’s intellectual and professional equals. Based on this criteria, Sarah Palin is a major league anti-feminist.

Feb 15, 2011

Proposed South Dakota Law Would Legalize the Killing of Abortion Providers

Is it still pro-life when the legislation isn't actually supporting life? That's what our friends over at Feministing are asking as they discuss a proposed law in South Dakota that would expand the definition of "justifiable murder" to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus. Who would that include exactly, you ask?

Feb 4, 2011

Politicians’ Children Speak Out: Should We be Listening?

If I was taught anything in my high school etiquette class (true story) besides which fork to use for which meal, I was taught that there are two subjects you should never bring up: religion and politics. And since I’m still a little fuzzy on the whole spoon thing I figure why not break another one of those rules.

Dec 2, 2010

WikiLeaks: Friend or Foe?

WikiLeaks. I asked one of my roommates what she thought of the controversial website this morning and she responded, "Wait, what's WikiLeaks?" The site has become huge in the past few months, if not days. Yet, it has slipped past the radar of many educated college students. Even the majority of those that are aware of its existence seem to get confused when the specifics of the site are discussed.

Oct 29, 2010

Christine O’Donnell: Let’s Leave Her Personal Life Alone, OK?

To all of you ladies who are ready to stomp sidewalks this weekend in lingerie and some form of animal ears, good luck with the Halloween hookups and hangovers. But keep in mind, it apparently only takes one anonymous guy’s cocky locker room talk to contaminate a woman’s career path, and there’s nothing any of us can do to prevent it from happening to you in the future.

Oct 19, 2010

Get the 411 on the Midterm Election

Amid this chaotic media mess, there are several sources that are not only reliable but also non-partisan. They provide voters with the facts, avoiding the echoes of emotion and party allegiance.

Oct 1, 2010

Duke It Out: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Last week, the Senate voted not to repeal the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy - a policy that's essentially a band-aid for the absence of gay rights in the military. The policy, which was introduced in 1993, has essentially stood all of this time as a way of saying 'you can be gay in the military, as long as nobody knows about it'.

Sep 29, 2010

Rock the (Midterm) Vote: Understanding The Issues

In about a month, the U.S. midterm elections will take place nationwide. With 37 Senate, 435 House, and 37 Governor spots up for grabs, the American citizens (yep… you!) will be in charge of determining who will fill those seats.

Sep 23, 2010

Get To Know the Tea Party Movement

Last week while ellipticizing at my university’s gym, The Rachel Maddow Show played on one of the large TVs facing the cardio section. (Yeah, that's what happens when you go to school in D.C.) The hot topic of the day: Christine O’Donnell.

Apr 18, 2010

Live Long And Prosper, Nerds

Hello I'm Sammie and I'm a nerd. I may not have a love of Star Trek or Star Wars or Starbursts that includes costumes and fan fiction, but I am a nerd, nonetheless. I am a pop culture and politics nerd. My versions of insane celebrities are Glenn O'Brien and Jim Himes. If I meet these people, I'm reduced to a shell-shocked super loser who can't stop smiling like Jack Nicholson from "The Shining."

Jul 27, 2009

Want To Get Into Politics? Here’s How!

Have you always aspired to be a politician, but didn’t know how to break into the political arena? Want to perfect that resume before you make the big move to Washington, D.C.? Looking to gain the experience needed to be one of our country's fearless leaders?

Apr 10, 2009

G.W.W.E.: Kal “Presidential Pecker” Penn

Not many men can put a gun to their heads one day and accept a highly prestigious federal job the next, but leave it to Kal Penn to pull it off. Earlier this week, the scrumptious House star had fans in a tizzy when they tuned in to discover his character, Dr. Lawrence Kutner, had committed suicide.

Mar 3, 2009

Candy Dish: Britney’s Officially Back, Bitches

Britney kicks off her world tour tonight! Worried about those spring break hook ups? Check out these do’s and don’ts....

Jan 20, 2009

Dear President Obama: Please Don’t Mess This Up; Our Country Needs You.

Dear President Barack Obama, I know you’re just moments away from being inaugurated, but in my opinion, the Bush era...

Jan 19, 2009

Inauguration 2009: A Republican’s Perspective

January 20th, 2009 will mark the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. It marks the...

Jan 14, 2009

Ann Coulter is The Anti-Feminist

Typically, a strong woman with intellect and the ability to articulate that which is on her mind is a positive...

Jan 9, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up: Another Week, A New Year

Welcome to the first official week of 2009, which is clearly the most important week of the year as this...

Dec 29, 2008

Style Idol: 5 Best Dressed Stars of 2008

For the last few months, every Monday I’ve highlighted a star who I believe epitomizes style, whether because she takes...