Why Women Bore the Brunt of the Great 'He-cession'

Since the collapse of the domestic housing market in 2007 and the ensuing global financial swoon, much has been made of the Great Recession's effect on men. More men lost their jobs than women, and just two years ago, more men were unemployed than women. Because of this, the Department of Horrible Neologisms has… » 10/24/11 3:45pm 10/24/11 3:45pm

Caroline May Be The Only One Who Doesn't Want Hillary's Senate Seat

  • The race for who will ultimately lose to New York Governor David Paterson's desire to appoint state Attorney General Andrew "Shucking And Jiving Is Not A Racist Phrase" Cuomo to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat is on! Bill Clinton, Nita Lowey and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are out, Caroline Kennedy might be in. [CNN, The…
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More Transitions: Everyone From Obama To Alan Colmes To Citibank Is…

  • Barack Obama made it official with Tim Geithner today, announcing that he will nominate Geither to the Treasury Department. Former Treasury Secretary Larry "Math Is Hard For Girls" Summers is headed to the top of the White House Economic Council and Berkeley economics professor Christina Romer will head the Council…
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This Year, Does Christmas Seem Like A Waste Of Money?

The economy may be in the crapper, but Christmas is not » 11/17/08 1:30pm 11/17/08 1:30pm cancelled. And maybe celebrating with lights, ornaments and food in the middle of winter is actually a good thing. Or at least, that's what the people at Bronner's want you to think. The sent style reporter Guy Trebay to the Bronner's "CHRISTmas" Wonderland in…

Potential Treasury Secretary Sheila Bair Is A "Woman To Watch"

FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair tops the Wall Street Journal » 11/10/08 4:00pm 11/10/08 4:00pm's list of , which attempts to line up the top 50 women in corporate America today. Despite being the lone government employee on the list, Bair tops it not just because of her work in finance as the chair of the FDIC but because, more importantly, her name is…

It's Election Day, So Go Vote Already

Election Day marks the end of this interminable campaign, though not the issues that drive it or, one hopes, the electorate's interest in politics. To help me mark the time, former Jezebel Moe Tkacik » 11/04/08 10:00am 11/04/08 10:00am takes a break from running up and down the East Coast and hobnobbing with the intellectual elites and a Congressman or…

McCainiac Nicolle Wallace Will Not Be Left Holding The Garment Bag

  • The officially-designated GOP scapegoat for Wardrobe-gate appears to be McCain aide Nicolle Wallace (left), despite the fact that I guarantee she knows how to put together a wardrobe for less than $150,000. Wallace isn't "going to engage" with people until after the campaign, but she knows the score and her memory…
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Republican Racist Jonah Goldberg Should Really Just Shut Up Already

Jonah Goldberg is a conservative writer and "thinker" who holds such well-thought out opinions such as racial discrimination is just a paranoid fantasy, opinions that the LA Times » 10/24/08 10:00am 10/24/08 10:00am lets him publish (he is also an Editor At Large at the ). and I have a different word for him: racist. (Well, I also call him a man who…

John McCain And Colin Powell: The Bromance Is Really Over

The end of every relationship has its he-said, he-said moments, like who called who last and who should have told who what. Colin Powell and John McCain are no different, but Racialicious Editrix Latoya Peterson » 10/21/08 10:00am 10/21/08 10:00am and I try to help by creating a playlist for the former paramours. Our thoughts on that, why we aren't…

There's No Reason To Back Obama Besides His Race (And Other…

Yesterday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served under George W. Bush, endorsed Barack Obama for what he said are a number of policy reasons, in addition to a growing disillusionment with the tenor of McCain's campaign. But that's all a big lie, because, according to Limbaugh and Buchanan and legions of… » 10/20/08 10:00am 10/20/08 10:00am

John McCain Plans To Win The "Real" America After You Godless Commies…

  • McCain and his staff have smartly given up trying to win an electoral mandate and are pursuing a "narrow-victory strategy." What that means is that they have no intention of doing anything other than personally attacking Obama for the next 18 days in order to freak people out that they can squeak out an Electoral…
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If The Presidential Race Wasn't Enough Of A Joke For You, We've Got…