Where AIDS Comes From, According to a Very Misinformed Republican

AIDS, AIDS, AIDS. Where does it come from? Why does it happen? What is it even? If you're ever taken a health-ed class, you know a little bit about this mystery disease that has stumped scientists for decades. Like the fact that it's not just for gay people or that it doesn't just come from anal sex. But a Minnesota… » 7/14/14 5:40pm 7/14/14 5:40pm

That Time a Bunch of Republicans Rated Hillary Clinton's Hotness

Oh, the shit that passed for humor in the 90s! As old scans of a 1995 issue of Spy magazine remind us, this includes taking on the name of the gay character from Melrose Place (comedy gold!) and tricking Republican congressmen into assessing the First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's hotness in detail. » 6/21/14 4:30pm 6/21/14 4:30pm

Republicans Pose With Ladymags, Claim They Now Understand Women

This afternoon, a reporter who covers the Michigan politics snapped a photo of what Tina Fey would describe as "grey faced men with $2 haircuts" glowering over women's fashion magazines. Accompanying the photo was the caption, "@MIHouseGOP members Victory, Pettalia, and Glardon: 'Don't say we don't understand women.'"… » 6/05/14 6:30pm 6/05/14 6:30pm

Republicans Plan to Reach Out to Women By Avoiding Facts

During this election year, you can expect to see a change in tone in many political ads. If you're wondering if this means that they'll finally be less dumb, I'm sorry to disappoint; they are, unfortunately, going to get even more dumb, because conservative strategists have decided that the best way to reach ladies is… » 5/12/14 6:15pm 5/12/14 6:15pm

Texas Republican Launches and Quickly Folds 'Boats N' Hoes' Super PAC

A high-level employee at a prominent Texas firm that has provided consulting services to some prominent Republicans in the Lone Star State will be closing his Boats N' Hoes Super PAC this week, after people found out about it. This is a dark day in both the world of boats and the world of hoes. And in the candidacy of… » 4/17/14 5:30pm 4/17/14 5:30pm

'Kissing Congressman' Won't Resign Though He Has 'Wrecked' Lives

Updates from Congressman Vance McAllister's world: he will not resign from office; he fired Melissa Hixon Peacock, the aide he was caught kissing on camera; her husband says McAllister has "wrecked my life" and that he and Peacock are getting a divorce and McAllister has spent the past 24 hours responding to the texts… » 4/08/14 1:30pm 4/08/14 1:30pm

Jan Brewer, Evil Queen of Bonkersvania, Won't Be Seeking a Third Term

Oh, Jan Brewer! What a wacky, lovable scamp you'd be if it weren't for all the bigotry and egregious human rights abuses! Deflating speculation that she might challenge Arizona law and pursue a third term as governor, Brewer announced today that she's decided to call it quits. Thank fucking god. » 3/12/14 6:40pm 3/12/14 6:40pm

50 Years Of 'Equal Pay' Lip Service From Presidents

On Tuesday night, President Obama was met with a standing ovation after mentioning in his State of the Union address that women shouldn't get paid less than men, that policies that don't promote pay equality are from the "Mad Men era." Turns out, Presidents have been promising to lift women out of the Mad Men era… » 1/30/14 3:20pm 1/30/14 3:20pm

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

Happy 'Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day,' Ladies!

To be completely fair, every day is Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day if you look at things from the right (pun intended) angle. But even in the current anti-letting women mind their own bodies climate, today was special. Isn't it nice to know that some old guys in Washington who you'll never meet care so… » 1/15/14 2:10pm 1/15/14 2:10pm

Women Will Vote For You If You Appeal To Their Emotions, Says Man

With all this hullabaloo about conservatives taking classes about how to talk to female candidates for political office (lesson 1 is just a picture of a woman in a power suit with an arrow to her that reads PERSON, followed by a pop quiz where men frown and squint and fill in the same chart, this time with the word… » 12/10/13 3:40pm 12/10/13 3:40pm

Republicans Offer Class on How to Talk to Women Without Being a Dick

The GOP has more problems than a math book with a distant father, but the problem that stings the worst, electorally speaking, is its problem with women. Now, party leaders are doing something about one aspect of that problem, designed especially with the hapless male conservative in mind: sensitivity training. I'm… » 12/05/13 4:30pm 12/05/13 4:30pm