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Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

My fellow Americans, we have some very important decisions to make tomorrow. Beyond choosing (with the assistance, or not, of the electoral college) who’ll be sitting in the big chair, there are thousands of other races across our great nation which have the potential to affect us, and our friends and neighbors, and the friends and […]

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Watch Rome Burn With Us During This Debate Liveblog

We’re almost there, poodles. Deep breath. Chin up. America’s year-long fest to light our own farts is almost over. Lets do this debate liveblog thing one last time. For unicorns. For peace. For America herself.    

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Throw One or Two or Five Stiff Drinks Back for This Presidential Liveblog

Poongazi.

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Watch Two Old White Guys Try to Woo America in this Debate Liveblog

Here we are again, dear readers. We’re a month out from the election, and if there’s anyone out there who still has faith in humanity, please pitch us. We’re accepting drinking game suggestions on Twitter and in the comments all through the debate. Mostly, we’re just looking for justification from our peers.

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Decant Your Box Wine for this Debate Liveblog

Let’s watch the debate, shall we? Gawker’s dead, there’s a Chiapet running for President, it’s time for Persephone to start raising a little hades.

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Election 2016: Pmag Style

As it turns out, we have not been living in a nightmare for the past year, we’re on the fast track to hell in a handbasket full of deplorables. As Persephoneers, we always have a plan, even in the event of a wee-fingered-Cheeto inspired apocalypse. 

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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. 

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Politics

Music Hath Charms To Soothe The Defeated Political Party

While I have the utmost respect for this site’s bipartisanship, readers know my views skew quite left. However, I like to think that humor and music have bipartisan appeal — I grew up in Orange County (the red state in the middle of California… cue rim shot), and even my most rabidly right wing classmates will […]

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Well He’s Better Than The Other Guy, I Guess

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 […]

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It’s Back: The Bathroom Meme

What’s back, you may ask, dear P-Mag reader? The shittiness that is the bathroom meme. Oh, but Alyson, what is the bathroom meme? Well, dear reader, it is a repeated belief statement that trans people should not be allowed to use the correct restroom. Why would someone want that, Alyson? Well, because people are assholes […]

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Revenge Of The (Political) Nerds

Many of the most interesting and accomplished adults I know were nerds in high school, high achievers with inversely proportional social status. Revenge for us usually comes in the form of high school reunions; you know, seeing the head cheerleader who snubbed you suddenly be impressed by your business success.

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The Price of Bureaucracy

I’m not one for “leaning in” Sheryl Sandberg style. I’m not even one for volunteering beyond one-off opportunities. I don’t like long-term commitments because they usually mean I can’t just walk away when I want to spend a day reading a book instead. But I recently got involved with a city project, and I’m remembering […]

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No, Virginia, There is No War on Christmas

Even in this rapidly changing world, we can always count on a few annual events — swallows returning to Capistrano, back-to-school sales, and the annual Fox News whining about the War on Christmas. According to their complaints, godless anti-religious socialists are trying to ruin the American way of life by asking that governments, schools, and even, […]

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“But They’re Cousins, Identical Cousins . . . ”

It’s always astounding when two closely related things turn out to be complete opposites.  Like siblings who have totally different body types, books with matching bindings but one is Jane Austen and the other is Judith Krantz, or the time my father took his first bite into an avocado slice, not knowing what it was […]

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The Government Shutdown & Tribes: Or the Continuing Failure of the Fed to Meet Treaty Obligations

As the United States (U.S.) government shutdown drags on past ten days (and counting), I have begun to fear the long-term consequences of such a halt on the most vulnerable populations in the United States. I’ve already witnessed some of the consequences for my Oneida tribe. All over the U.S., the shutdown disproportionately affects tribes […]