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Politics - page 4

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!"

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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?

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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.

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.

Oct 29, 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.

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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'.

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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...

Nov 26, 2008

The Annual Dogfight: Avoiding Political Slaughter at Thanksgiving

+ = The worst part of Thanksgiving is the dogs. Everyone has that one relative with a German shepherd, two...

Oct 28, 2008

Candy Dish: T.I. Was an Early Bloomer

Um. T.I. lost his V-Card at 11?! Obama and Palin bring sexy back. Anne Hathaway looks mighty sexy in Vogue....

Oct 18, 2008

What They SHOULD HAVE Taught Us in Sex Ed

What’s a political campaign without sex? A McCain campaign ad recently accused Obama of trying to pass a bill incorporating...

Oct 16, 2008

John McCain Used to Be HOT

Seriously, this is what John McCain used to look like? Politics aside, he’s not the sexiest old man. But –...

Oct 15, 2008

“I’ll Use This Weapon on that Devil Horse if I Have To”

See more funny videos at Funny or Die So tonight's the big final debate at Hofstra University.  Important, right?  Really...

Oct 7, 2008

Halloween Costume Ideas That Don’t Require You to Look Like a Total Whore

I cannot lie – I am that girl who has used Halloween as an excuse to completely hooch it up....

Oct 3, 2008

Who Is Joe Six Pack, Anyway?

If you watched the VP debate last night you heard a lot about Sarah Palin’s BFF, Joe Six Pack. But...

Sep 19, 2008

Like Barack? Double Your Money!

If you support Barack Obama but think you’re too poor to donate any amount to his campaign that would make...

Sep 17, 2008

Happy Constitution Day!

Break out the American flag ice cream cake and your fabulous red, white and blue Go-Go boots (what? You dont...

Sep 10, 2008

Candy Dish: Lauren Conrad Hits the Tents

  Lauren Conrad takes another stab at Fashion Week. Jessica Simpson is dowdy. Looks like the real drama on 90210...

Sep 8, 2008

Get Your Care On: Issues To Worry You This Election Season

We’ve got a serious case of the Issues this year. But what to care about? Where do you aim your...

Sep 7, 2008

John McCain Gets Barack Rolled

Even though we here at CC love a good political debate (because nothing says “I am awesome” like being able...

Sep 4, 2008

Their Only Vice Was Not Picking These Veep Candidates

I’m smart, and I know about politics. I know who Barack Obama and John McCain should have picked for their...

Aug 31, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth: Palin Doesn’t Believe Global Warming is Our Fault

As I continue to try and wrap my head around Sarah Palin, the GOP’s newest Vice Presidential pick (“a woman...