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

Turns Out Folks Love Legal Same-Sex Marriage in Washington State

As of today, gay marriage has been legal in Washington state for exactly one year. Has Seattle morphed into an Orwellian dystopia where weeping heterosexual couples are broken up and reassigned to same-sex partners? Are weddings now an underground affair, conducted under the cover of darkness? Let's check in. » 12/06/13 11:00am 12/06/13 11:00am

Kids With Cancer Being Turned Away From Treatment--Thanks, Shutdown!

Conservatives can't seem to be able to get their story straight on the government shutdown — some are claiming it's No Big Deal, while others are wringing their hands and wailing that it's the Obamapocalypse and that soon we'll all be personally bludgeoned to a pulp by bureaucrats wielding death panels. Both groups are … » 10/02/13 4:30pm 10/02/13 4:30pm

Who's Really to Blame for the Looming Government Shutdown? Sluts.

And they say that in 2013 women still don't have any power. Behold, the US government, steward of the most powerful and wealthy country in the world, is about to be brought to its knees by a group of post-fertile conservatives who, more than anything, fear a loosening of their demographic's grip over the choices of… » 9/30/13 12:40pm 9/30/13 12:40pm

Washington State Bill Would Require All Health Insurers to Cover…

A reproductive rights-related bill that wouldn't shut down every Planned Parenthood clinic in the state, make women wait approximately 10,000 years to get an abortion or otherwise effectively overturn Roe v. Wade miraculously passed the Washington State House and might very well pass the Senate. It's almost as if the… » 4/02/13 10:25am 4/02/13 10:25am

Terry Miller Makes an Honest Man of Dan Savage

Now that same-sex couples can get married in Washington state, some famous Washingtonians are sealing the deal. One of the first up was Dan Savage. He and husband Terry Miller tied the knot, and don't they look dapper? And don't you wish you were there? I'm in love with love! » 12/10/12 10:00am 12/10/12 10:00am

GOP Offers Women an Olive Branch By Appointing Men to Chair Every…

The Republican Party might as well rename itself The Sausage Party. After a series of very important meetings, House of Representatives' majority party has chosen the legislators who will occupy the all-important roles of committee chairs during the next session. And, to the surprise of no one, every person they picked … » 11/28/12 11:50am 11/28/12 11:50am

Terribly Reasonable Pro-Gay Marriage Ad Threatens the Sanctity of…

In November, voters in Washington will decide whether or not gay marriage should be legal in the state. Groups on both sides are revving up for a heated battle ("Let people who love each other do what they want!" vs. "But, ew!") but a new ad puts the rhetoric in a plain, difficult to argue with, and straightforward way. A … » 8/06/12 4:20pm 8/06/12 4:20pm

You Might Want to Get Your Whooping Cough Vaccine Since There's an…

Whooping cough sounds like a pretty retro illness to come down with, but it's turning out to be a very modern problem. Even though we've had a vaccine for it since 1940, there's been an outbreak recently of the disease. There have been hundreds of cases reported in nine states. Washington state alone has 1,484 cases… » 5/15/12 9:45pm 5/15/12 9:45pm

National Zoo Might Replace Famous Panda Because She Can't Get Knocked Up

Being famous and struggling with infertility has got to be hard, but at least when you're a celebrity human, you can more or less keep the details of your experience to yourself. That's not the case for celebrity pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, who have lived together at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., for 10… » 4/30/12 9:00pm 4/30/12 9:00pm

Tiny Leopard Cub Gets Even Cuter When You Scratch His Tiny Neck

Oh, no big deal. It's only an itty bitty leopard cub getting a casual scratch and kicking his little leg. It definitely will not make you want to run to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington and steal this endangered clouded leopard baby so that you can cuddle with him for the rest of your life. » 4/10/12 11:15pm 4/10/12 11:15pm

Starbucks Marks the Opening of Its First Fancy Juice Bar With an…

We first learned about Starbucks's plan for World Juice Domination back in November when they purchased juice company Evolution Fresh. Now, lo these many months later, the first Evolution Fresh store has opened in Bellevue, Washington, and, well, it sort of looks like what you'd get if a Whole Foods and a Starbucks… » 3/19/12 9:00pm 3/19/12 9:00pm

Michelle Obama Wholeheartedly Approves of Your Moves

WASHINGTON, DC: (L to R) U.S. First lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, are given a tour of an Olympics-themed event with area school children by American decathlete and Olympic gold-medal winner Dan O'Brien at American University March 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.… » 3/13/12 10:30pm 3/13/12 10:30pm

Judge Rules Pharmacists Can Refuse to Hand Out Plan B for Religious…

There's been yet another setback in the battle over access to contraception. A federal judge today ruled that Washington state cannot require pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives to customers if doing so goes against their religious beliefs. Judge Ronald B. Leighton said the regulation that required… » 2/23/12 11:55pm 2/23/12 11:55pm