Congressman’s Son Pleads Guilty to Brutalizing His Girlfriend, Earns a Breezy Probation Sentence

It would appear that the real-world is sometimes just as icky Sin City, which, you'll remember, featured Nick Stahl as the horrifyingly devious and untouchable Senator's son who can, by virtue of his parentage, get away with abusing young girls. Patrick Moran, the real-world son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran,… »12/12/12 9:15pm12/12/12 9:15pm


Why You Shouldn't Vote For A Bad Guy With Good Positions

I was one of those voters who didn't really care who Bill Clinton was shtupping in the 90s. When he got caught with his cigar in Monica Lewinsky (possibly the best non-euphemism ever), I was nearly 21 and was really curious why, as a feminist, I was supposed to be all freaked about a woman my age having consensual… »11/04/08 5:00pm11/04/08 5:00pm

Conservatives Use Sexism To Attack, Undermine Feminists

When I wrote my first real post »9/15/08 4:00pm9/15/08 4:00pm about Sarah Palin as the Republican's Vice Presidential nominee, I noted — as many others were noting and — that she was hardly the candidate with the best or even remotely complete record on women's issues like reproductive choice or pay equity. I did so even as my email inbox was…

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Some Of These Veep Picks Have To Go

Okay, now, seriously. Obama's VP pick — whoever it's going to be — is going to be giving the most important speech of his (or her) political career in less than eight days and almost no one knows who that person is going to be. It's time to start whittling that list down a little! And the same goes for John McCain,… »8/19/08 10:00am8/19/08 10:00am