• 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.

  • WTF Friday: Cure A Feminist

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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!"

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Candy Dish: Britney’s Officially Back, Bitches

    Britney kicks off her world tour tonight! Worried about those spring break hook ups? Check out t…

  • 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, bu…

  • 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 end of an…

  • Ann Coulter is The Anti-Feminist

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