Friday News Bites: Politics, Alan Rickman, Other Obits + More

Hello, fellow unicorns. I’d say “Happy Friday,” but with the way people are dying this month, it feels strange to do so. Let’s knock wood for all our favorite celebrities and take a look at other news stories from the past week.

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Friday News Bites: #SOTU15, Yemen + More

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday had its fair share of highlights, and we’ve also got updates on the situation in Yemen, a found Mars lander, and much more. It’s time for Friday News Bites…

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It’s the 2015 State of the Union Drunken Liveblog!

No official rules this year, because we all got blitzed way too fast when we played the drinking game last year. Just grab some booze and let’s talk about what’s awesome and what’s not.  Read More It’s the 2015 State of the Union Drunken Liveblog!

This Week in Misogyny is Overloaded

Seriously, how could all this shit happen in just one week? And a distressing amount hit the news between when I turned in last week’s article and when it actually ran. Can we have a break, please? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Overloaded

The 2014 State of the Union Drinking Game and Liveblog

I hope you hit the liquor store, ladies; we’re all about to get very drunk. Obama’s State of the Union address will be airing at 9:00 ET, so brush up on the rules below and we can discuss it all as it happens. Read More The 2014 State of the Union Drinking Game and Liveblog

The State of the Union in 90 Seconds

Earlier this week, President Obama delivered his latest State of the Union address, in which he outlined his agenda for the year. Like every SOTU, there was a lot of cheering and clapping (and pointed non-clapping; I’m looking at you, John Boehner!) and a lot of talk from both sides of the political aisle afterwards. Here’s a quick run down of some of the highlights if you’re having a hard time sorting through all the rhetoric. Read More The State of the Union in 90 Seconds

Ladyghosts: The West Wing, Episode 2.13, “Bartlet’s Third State of the Union”

Good afternoon, Sorkinite Persephoneers.  We’re back to talk about The West Wing, and one of my favorite episodes of the series. Grab a cuppa, get comfy, and join me for this pants-optional journey into the fictional White House. Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing, Episode 2.13, “Bartlet’s Third State of the Union”

Political Roundup 1/28

We’re back with another litany of Congressional chicanery, including a bill to redefine the word “rape” and another to privatize Medicare and another to enslave politicians to corporate money, but don’t worry! There’s a funny Jon Stewart video to balance it all out (that will balance it all out, right?). Happy Friday, guys! Read More Political Roundup 1/28