Thank God (Yes, THAT God) for the Women of the Supreme Court

Remember when Samuel Alito said that the Hobby Lobby ruling isn't a big deal? Because at least non-profits can "opt out" of providing birth control by signing a form, and then the insurer can directly cover it instead. Now Alito is saying these opt outs are unconstitutional as well, and the women justices are FURIOUS. » 7/04/14 12:00pm 7/04/14 12:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor Bumped into Hillary Clinton at a Costco

When Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor walked into a Costco in Arlington, Virginia, she probably wasn't expecting much exciting. Maybe a twofer sale on those Olay face cream bottles (but only the SPF ones no one wants anyway), maybe a couple gallons of milk, hell maybe even one of those 15-person tents hanging… » 6/15/14 1:30pm 6/15/14 1:30pm

Conservatives Call Justice Sotomayor 'Illiterate' and 'Emotional'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor disagreed so strongly with the Court's affirmative action-blasting decision yesterday that she broke from standard procedure and read a large portion of her dissent (which I'm legally required to refer to as "scathing") from the bench. Conservatives responded to her response by… » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor: I Am the Most Obstinate Person You Will Ever Meet

Her Honor Sonia Sotomayor, whose face I would wear on a t-shirt, released her long awaited memoir, My Beloved World yesterday. Cheesy title aside, the book promises to take us on a journey from her childhood in a Bronx housing project to her current reality as my second favorite Supreme Court Justice. The fact that… » 1/16/13 9:30am 1/16/13 9:30am

Federal Appeals Court Frustratingly Blocks Contraceptive Mandate in…

Even after Justice Sotomayor performed a holiday miracle by waving her gavel at a grey flannel sky and causing sundry forms of contraception to snow down onto every tax-exempt piece of Catholic real estate in the land (that's how pop-up books in the future will tell it, so you better get on board with the legend now),… » 12/30/12 12:30pm 12/30/12 12:30pm

Jon Stewart Says He Almost Quit the Daily Show Because 'These People…

Ugh, it's like one of those nauseating stories you hear where someone was supposed to go on vacation with their friends and then they got mono at the last minute and had to stay home and then the plane crashed—except in this case the person with mono is the American public and the ill-fated flight is Jon Stewart » 12/11/12 8:00pm 12/11/12 8:00pm

Babies, Khakis and Minivans: Meet the Women Behind those 'Concerned…

As November approaches, she'll become so ubiquitous that you'll swear you know her. You overhear her conversations with her husband, you see the concern on her face as she balances a baby on her hip while musing aloud about the future of Medicare. Barack Obama wants to take my baby's piggy bank, she'll say, in a less… » 9/20/12 2:10pm 9/20/12 2:10pm

Where Are The Fat Female Politicians?

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie dashed the hopes of many a frustrated golf playing white guy when he announced yesterday that now is not the time for him to vie for the Republican Presidential nomination. In the weeks leading up to his announcement, speculation swirled about his policy positions and viability as… » 10/05/11 7:45pm 10/05/11 7:45pm