Colleges That Botch Rape Investigations Could Face Millions in Fines

A truly motley crew of Senators has introduced a bill that would crack down on schools that fail to address campus sexual assault. But unlike window dress-y efforts that amount to little more than campaign ads for politicians uninterested in effecting actual change, this bill actually sounds like it's got some teeth. » 7/30/14 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm

Two Months Late, NPR Finally Explains ‘Perky’ Kirsten Gillibrand Piece

In May, NPR reporter Ailsa Chang wrote a piece about Kristen Gillibrand entitled "Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand" intended to discuss her rising star power in the Senate and her potential presidential prospects. What it actually discussed in an entirely unproductive manner was how the… » 7/10/13 11:10am 7/10/13 11:10am

NPR Retracts Insights on 'Perky' Kirsten Gillibrand's 'Girlie Voice'

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's star has been rising for the past several years. She was elected to fill Hillary Clinton's senate seat in 2010, and since then, has been championed by Democratic party stars like Howard Dean or the super-PAC EMILY's List as a possible contender for president. This… » 5/16/13 4:30pm 5/16/13 4:30pm

Maybe It’s Time for Kirsten Gillibrand to Leapfrog Hillary Clinton

As we, the sycophantic public, dangle precariously between presidential election cycles, only one question keeps us attuned to the distant rumblings of potential candidates as they posture, pivot, and promenade their way to a spot in the presidential primary spotlight of 2016: could Kirsten Gillibrand leapfrog Hillary… » 4/29/13 1:05pm 4/29/13 1:05pm

Surprise! Almost None of Your Household Chemicals Have Been Tested for…

The New York Times featured a fairly horrifying report on Saturday about the supposedly rigorous testing household chemicals have to undergo before they’re deemed safe for public consumption, revealing that the testing isn’t actually all that rigorous. Even as we dally on the Internet, our homes could be stocked full… » 4/14/13 3:30pm 4/14/13 3:30pm

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Schools U.S. Generals on Their Shitty…

According to the Pentagon, approximately 19,000 sexual assaults occur in the military each year and of that 19,000, about 16,600 go unreported because victims fear retaliation, ostracism or a fallout like the one that occurred at the Aviano Air Base in Italy where fighter pilot Lt. Col. James Wilkerson sexually… » 3/15/13 3:30pm 3/15/13 3:30pm

Kirsten Gillibrand Really Must Insist that More Women Run for Office

On Tuesday, the Washington Post featured a profile on Democratic New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is taking time out of her reelection bid (she's expected to win by a 2 to 1 margin, so it's nbd) to personally ensure that, after the next election cycle, she can look forward to seeing more women waiting… » 8/02/12 10:35pm 8/02/12 10:35pm

Internet Douchebag Would Like a Blowjob, a Steak & a Senate Seat

New York Republicans who would like to unseat Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand thought they'd found their knight in wire-rimmed armor in entrepreneur Marc Cenedella. He had the youth, the vigor, the tough talk... the bizarre blog that trafficked in sexism, drug references, and unfunny jokes about Omarosa's wearing a banana… » 1/23/12 7:00pm 1/23/12 7:00pm