We are in the middle of midterm election season and if you’re like me, you were sick of the political ads months ago. I was overseas during the last presidential election and was spared the inundation of ads for political candidates who have approved this message and are supported by super PACs with more money than probably all the P-Mag writers and editors will ever see in a lifetime combined.
Mondays. What a ripoff. I mean, having to wake up and deal with the week ahead is hard enough, but then to check all your sources to see what’s going on in the big, beautiful world… oy. Yet, like a moth to a flame, we return each week, offering tidbits and bites of the world around us, for better or worse. Mostly worse. There seems to be a lot of worse. But fear not! We aren’t here to make your Monday even more Monday, only to bring you the current events with a touch of sass. Just a touch. So grab that cup of stale work coffee and swallow your dreams, here’s to the world around us!
Earlier this week, voters in New York’s 26th Congressional District had a special election to fill the seat vacated by shirtless prettyboy Chris Lee. In a startlingly large upset, Democrat Kathy Hochul won despite the Republicans’ huge enrollment advantage. Here’s the scoop on what happened. Read More Democratic Upset in NY-26
Anthony Weiner is the Congressional Representative for New York’s 9th District in New York City. He’s an unabashed Democrat and has been gaining notoriety lately for his caustic wit, snarky jibes, and fiery tenacity that he throws at the Republicans on a regular basis. Read More Anthony Weiner’s Greatest Hits
The official Pentagon study, which surveyed 115,000 troops and 44,200 spouses, was released yesterday, but not publicly, so all we have to go on are the anonymous claims made by people who’ve worked on it or been privy to its findings. Apparently, getting permission to read the results of a nationally pertinent study is harder than getting in to see the Wizard these days. Read More Will the Pentagon Study Help or Hurt DADT?