This Week in Misogyny: You Won’t Believe What Happens Next Week!

There’s oh-so-much misogyny to cover this week, including a larger-than-usual dose of transphobia, lots of cool study findings, and several Twitter accounts you’re going to want to go follow right now. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: You Won’t Believe What Happens Next Week!

If Moms Ran the Country

Right now, the best hope for any solution to the Congressional stalemates over both the government shutdown and the debt ceiling seems to be a bipartisan effort spearheaded by Susan Collins and involving several other senators, mostly women. Which doesn’t surprise me at all. Many, if not all, of these female senators are mothers, and once a woman has dealt with the range of challenges from toddler tantrums to sullen teenagers with body odor, she can handle anything. Read More If Moms Ran the Country

Democratic Upset in NY-26

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

Gov. Walker’s Union-Busting Measure: The Plot Thickens

As you’re probably aware, shit just got real in Wisconsin. Their Tea Party governor, Scott Walker, created legislation that would eliminate collective bargaining power from the state’s unions. Read More Gov. Walker’s Union-Busting Measure: The Plot Thickens

The Seriousness of Salmon

Even though I work in politics, I find myself shying away from great spectacles like the State of the Union address. Ever since I got into this business, I find myself focusing on the strangest things. (Who let him on stage in that tie? Who decided that that schmuck should be in the camera shot? That flag/banner/whatever is not straight.) Read More The Seriousness of Salmon

How to Fix Your Mother-In-Law

You’re in a difficult position. You’ve stolen her child away from her. Nothing’s going to make that right. You’ve tried searching for a solution, but the experts are no help: “although a daughter-in-law is an adult in her own household, a mother-in-law’s maternal expertise is already established and she may expect deference.” Read More How to Fix Your Mother-In-Law