Meet the Kim Kardashian-Approved New Age Guru Running for Congress

Kim Kardashian is not exactly a go-to source for opinions on viable political candidates. But with her latest endorsement of Marianne Williamson, she's joined a growing roster of celebrities who want this already famous spiritual leader to become a political one, by winning a spot in the House of Representatives for… » 4/11/14 6:30am 4/11/14 6:30am

Republicans Let a Woman Talk So Obviously They Don't Hate Women

Last night, the GOP's response to the President's State of the Union made history: a woman delivered it. Two women, actually. See? They're not alienating to women at all, unless you count the other stuff they did yesterday, which includes passing a bill that would make it all but impossible for many women to pay for… » 1/29/14 11:40am 1/29/14 11:40am

Poll: GOP Men Don't Think We Need Any More Ladies In Government

Fetch the smelling salts, I'm about to pass out from shock — a new poll reveals that there is a big gap in attitudes between liberals and conservatives when it comes to the role women should play in the government. And— surprise of surprises — the group with the least forward-thinking view of all is conservative men. » 10/29/13 5:15pm 10/29/13 5:15pm

Democrats Make a Push to Grab Female Voters and Make Female Leaders

Late last week, the DNC announced the formation of the Democratic Women's Alliance, a new program they say will work to encourage women to enter and stay in politics. It's been promoted, unsurprisingly, as a big F.U. to the those he-man woman haters in the Republican Party, as if the Democrats are creating a new team… » 10/28/13 12:30pm 10/28/13 12:30pm

Government Will Stay Closed For As Long As It Takes to Eradicate Sluts

Now that the government shutdown is in what feels like it elevendieth week, everything seems too stupid to be real, and here's a perfect example of why: the GOP's continued insistence that the United States government remain in stinky, stale deadlock until liberals agree to allow business owners to bar the sluts who… » 10/15/13 7:20pm 10/15/13 7:20pm

Who's Really to Blame for the Looming Government Shutdown? Sluts.

And they say that in 2013 women still don't have any power. Behold, the US government, steward of the most powerful and wealthy country in the world, is about to be brought to its knees by a group of post-fertile conservatives who, more than anything, fear a loosening of their demographic's grip over the choices of… » 9/30/13 12:40pm 9/30/13 12:40pm

White Dude Trying to Shut Down Government Compares Self to Rosa Parks

I can totally understand a person consciously trying to not pay attention to Congress lately; everyone knows that the best way to deal with a child throwing a tantrum is to refuse to reward them with attention. But we've gotten to the point where the Congressional toddler is holding his breath and threatening to pass… » 9/20/13 4:20pm 9/20/13 4:20pm

The Lady's Guide to the Big, Throbbing Immigration Reform Bill

Slip into something more comfortable and let your mind wander to its darkest, dirtiest corners, because it's about to get really fucking sexy in here: who wants to talk immigration reform? Thick, rock hard immigration reform? The immigration reform bill the US Senate just passed might not be the sexiest, or even,… » 7/01/13 11:40am 7/01/13 11:40am

GOP Appoints Woman to Be New Person to Say Dumb Crap About Women

If your roof is leaking, hiring an interior decorator to redo your living room won't keep your ceiling from eventually collapsing. Likewise, if you're a a political party struggling to preserve what's left of its rapidly-fraying relevance, appointing a different messenger won't change the fact that the message is… » 6/17/13 1:20pm 6/17/13 1:20pm

Meet the Men of Congress's Powerful Douchebag Caucus

This week, boringly wacky Congressperson Trent Franks' dumb, dumb, dumb 20 week abortion ban advanced one step closer to becoming a law at the federal level*. Helping his constitutionally flaccid bill along was an all-male chorus of YEA votes in the nincompoopery-intense House Judiciary Committee — or, as we're going… » 6/14/13 12:05pm 6/14/13 12:05pm

GOP Congresswoman Votes Against Women, Because Ladies Don't Want Help

On Meet the Press, former White House adviser David Axelrod asked Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) if pay equity laws are integral in ensuring equal pay for women — which, you know, is kind-of an important question because nearly one hundred percent of American women are working jobs that pay men more. Her response?… » 6/03/13 10:00am 6/03/13 10:00am

Congress May Soon Let Us Bring Dogs on Special Squee Trains

Good news, lovers of furry domestic mammals! The House of Representatives introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require Amtrak (the government-subsidized rail system that brings so much joy to so many commuters along the Northeastern corridor) to let passengers bring their dogs or cats on specially-designated… » 5/23/13 9:30am 5/23/13 9:30am