Laid-off Workers Fight Back with Ice Cream, Jellyfish and Hot Dogs

Everybody knows it’s a bad time to be a human being who needs money to buy things. And anyone who’s been unemployed for more than a few weeks knows that the desire to be productive and creative peaks at about one month and then plummets, resulting in entire seasons of Buffy being watched and astronomical numbers of Wikipedia entries being read (ok, maybe this was just my experience). Read More Laid-off Workers Fight Back with Ice Cream, Jellyfish and Hot Dogs

The Morning After: Political Hangover

Now that I’ve gotten a full night’s sleep, here I am with a political hangover: I’m a little cranky and sore, and looking back on the events of last night it’s all kind of a blur. So, while I sip my coffee, some musings about last night’s election results. I’ll keep it brief because others who are smarter and more eloquent than I will be analyzing throughout the day. Read More The Morning After: Political Hangover

Live-Blogging(ish) the Election Results

Good evening, readers. Hattie here bringing you the latest on the midterm election results as they come in, starting at 7:00 pm EST. EIC Ophelia, in what she will likely come to consider a bad decision, has given me the keys to the castle for the night. I plan to lower my grammatical and journalistic standards in order to keep the updates coming. Read More Live-Blogging(ish) the Election Results

Is Voting Cool?

I’ve noticed today on Facebook that the election is all anyone can talk about. Many of my friends (Democrats and Republicans alike) have added an “I voted!” icon to their page, and there’s a ticker atop my home page telling me how many Facebook users have done their civic duty so far today (current count: over 9 million!). It got me wondering: is voting cool? Read More Is Voting Cool?

Ellsworth v. Coats (Indiana 8th): Healthcare and Job Creation

Let me start by saying that in pretty much any other state in our fair country, Brad Ellsworth would be an R instead of a D.   He’s a fiscally conservative Blue Dog from southern Indiana, an area not known for its progressives.   A former Sheriff, Ellsworth did work closely on healthcare reform and supports and pledges to uphold the changes made in the past year.   Read More Ellsworth v. Coats (Indiana 8th): Healthcare and Job Creation

Making the Most of Voting Day

So, it’s that time of year again”¦time to renew your right to complain about the government for another year or two! Here are a few links to get you jazzed, and to give you all the information you need to make today the best election day ever! Maybe your state isn’t voting this year. Even so, if you care about the national political landscape, you should be paying close attention to today’s races. They will have an effect on the next two years and beyond. Read More Making the Most of Voting Day

The Hiccup Girl and Victim Blaming

By now, you may have heard that the “Hiccup Girl” of recent Today Show fame (real name Jennifer Mee) is suspected of murder.

You may recall that in 2007, Mee was on the Today Show for suffering from hiccups for five weeks straight. Across the blogosphere, she received some sympathy, some jokes, and, ultimately, congratulations when the hiccups were cured. Of course we all promptly forgot about her, until this week when she became involved in an elaborate scheme and was implicated in a murder. Read More The Hiccup Girl and Victim Blaming