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.
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.
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.
Two political bros, Jonny and Micah, present an acoustic-rap mashup called the "Romney Rap" in support of Governor Mitt Romney.
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.
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.
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.
Why am I a "militant, protesting" feminist? Because of sh*t like this.
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.
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.
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?
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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."
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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.
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