How Many Lawsuits Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Lawyer jokes are low-hanging-fruit — everyone knows at least a few, and it’s easy to make fun of ambulance-chasing caricatures. That said, I do have a favorite lawyer joke: A priest, a rabbi, a nun and a lawyer walk into a bar, and the bartender says, “What is this, some kind of a joke?” Read More How Many Lawsuits Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Michele Bachmann Still Considers Obama Administration a “Gangster Government”

This week, Michele Bachmann (R, MN) went on Meet the Press to discuss healthcare reform funding, the crisis in Libya, how John Boehner has fared as Speaker of the House, and whether or not she still believes we are operating under a “gangster government” (a phrase she famously originated in 2009). Read More Michele Bachmann Still Considers Obama Administration a “Gangster Government”

Divide et Impera: Boehner’s Machiavellian Plot to Distract You

Lately, John Boehner has been talking a lot about reproductive health care and marriage equality. Why? It’s the oldest game in the book, divide and conquer. Read More Divide et Impera: Boehner’s Machiavellian Plot to Distract You

Now That Obama Has Decried DOMA, Republicans Are All About Job Creation Again

President Obama has finally come through for his LGBT constituents by ordering the Justice Department to stop defending The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Read More Now That Obama Has Decried DOMA, Republicans Are All About Job Creation Again

When the GOP Tries to Invade Your Uterus

Under the circumstances, this headline is only exaggerated in the sense that John Boehner & Co. have no known plans to shrink themselves and march up the skirts of American women everywhere. Less literal interpretations apply perfectly, however, to a new law the Republican party, specifically the blood-lustey Republican Representatives who hold a majority in the House, is trying to foist onto, by all accounts, an outraged female constituency. Read More When the GOP Tries to Invade Your Uterus

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

2010 Midterms: What’s at Stake?

The 2010 midterm elections will decide who will fill all 435 seats on the House of Representatives and 37/100 seats on the Senate.  To gain control, Republicans need to gain 39 seats in the House and 10 seats on the Senate.  If, as predicted, the Republicans/Tea Partiers do gain control, current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be replaced by Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner.  Read More 2010 Midterms: What’s at Stake?