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Feminism

Women Finally Get Some Attention in the Presidential Debates (Plus, BINDERS!)

Looks like our complaining a few weeks ago finally got us somewhere! Not only did we get some love from Joe Biden at last week’s vice presidential debate, we got a whole new meme from this week’s standoff between former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. But like any nitpicking, want-it-all feminist, […]

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Forgetting the Ladies at the First Presidential Debate of the Season

As usual, ladies and other vagina-owners got the short end of it in popular politics Wednesday night. Not that I was expecting all that much from our dudely candidates and their moderator, but something might have been nice! If anyone was watching with the hopes of seeing the President take Mittens down a notch on reproductive […]

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Does Anyone Remember Joe Biden?

My best friend in high school (and still!) was a gorgeous model, and when I hung out with her, boys didn’t even know I was alive, unless they wanted me to get her number. (Fortunately she was way too nice to hate!) That’s what I imagine it feels like to be Joe Biden. Poor guy […]

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What’s the True Value of Celebrity Political Endorsements?

What do Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney all have in common? (Besides the fact that they’re multimillionaires in possession of the sort of deft cinematic touch that enthralls America.)

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Does Electability Matter?

I recently came across a very interesting post on YouGov, a polling data site, that analyzed whether electability makes a difference in Republican voters’ candidate preferences. Political scientists usually agree that in a two party system, there’s a sophisticated pattern of strategic decision-making that happens when people vote, whether consciously or unconsciously. The prevailing idea […]

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Everything Old is Newt Again

Let’s talk about Newt Gingrich for a minute. Growing up in the 1980s and 90s, Gingrich was at the height of his career right around when I started to pay attention to politics and the world around me. He was everywhere you turned in the newspaper and on television. It seemed that he loomed practically […]

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Herman Cain’s 999 Plan for Economic Growth

Among the crowded field of Republican Presidential candidates stands pizza mogul and radio host Herman Cain. With quips like, “Our tax code is the 21st century version of slavery,” and “If 10% is good enough for God, then 9% should be good enough for the federal government,” Herman Cain has been marketing his 999 Plan […]

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Obama Files for 2012 Reelection

Obama formally filed for reelection today, and marked the occasion with this video. Pro tip: do NOT read the YouTube comments. Whew.