8 Cities Have Cancelled Columbus Day in Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day

For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries. »10/08/15 5:30pm10/08/15 5:30pm


The End Of The Conventions: What I Forgot To Mention During the RNC

So, speeches are over, the balloons have dropped, the Republicans have abandoned Minneapolis-St. Paul with almost as much alacrity as they once did New Orleans and it's time for another listicle of shit I wish I'd found a reason to write about before now.
  1. That protester that was above my head during McCain's speech
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Hey Carly Fiorina, Who Exactly Is Holding My Uterus Hostage?

Last weekend, McCain surrogate Carly Fiorina told women »9/04/08 6:30pm9/04/08 6:30pm to stop allowing the Democrats to win their votes on the issue of abortion, saying, "The Democratic Party has done a disservice to women by trying to hold women hostage to the issue of Roe v. Wade." In Carly's world view (and ), the issue is the economy, not…
Dear McCain Handlers, Please let Roberta McCain talk to reporters again.
Dear McCain Handlers, Please let Roberta McCain talk to reporters »9/04/08 1:45pm9/04/08 1:45pm again. Not because she'll lose her son the Presidency — we think he might be able to do that himself — but because the campaign is more fun for everyone, including your candidate, when it's not all scripted and boring. It'll totally fit with your meme…

Liveblogging The Businesswomen Of The RNC: Meg Whitman And Carly Fiorina

The start of Ladies' Night at the RNC is here, and it's a CEO sideshow, with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina speaking right off the bat to a half-empty convention center. I'm one of 3 people paying attention to the speeches, if the loud conversations and lack of working reporters are any… »9/03/08 8:20pm9/03/08 8:20pm

Greta Van Susteren On The Empowering Nature Of Apathy

Greta Van Susteren is one of Fox News' anchors and even after I kvelled all over Bill Hemmer last week, she was still willing to sit down for an interview. So I trekked over to the Fox News tent at the RNC yesterday to talk to Greta about all the gender issues going on in politics and the media. I was going to ask how… »9/03/08 6:00pm9/03/08 6:00pm
Phyllis Schafly, she who led the fight to make sure that the rest of American womanity wouldn't have
Phyllis Schafly, she who led the fight to make sure that the rest of American womanity wouldn't have the benefits of a constitutional amendment giving us equal rights, has her granny panties all in a bunch »9/03/08 10:45am9/03/08 10:45am because the McCain campaign canceled a scheduled appearance by Sarah Palin at Schafly's event yestserday.…

Conventional Crap: The Protests Are On And Randy Scheunemann Is Worse Than You Think

The thing about living in Washington is that you run into famous-for-DC people all the time because it's a relatively small place and everyone goes to the same 10 restaurants for work functions. Between that and being a lobbyist, I've met a lot of Republicans, big and small, and rarely are they ever less than… »9/02/08 10:00am9/02/08 10:00am

Conventional Crap: The Sun Is Already Setting On The RNC

The Republican National Convention hasn't even officially started and already it's being scaled back due to Republicans not wanting to look like insensitive assholes (again) when a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast. In the absence of hangovers, parties or Madonna concerts to discuss this week, Kay Steiger »9/01/08 10:00am9/01/08 10:00am of (still…