Slumming With Ted Nugent Backfires Gloriously for Texas Candidate

Last week, I got an email from Wendy Davis's campaign, telling me that I should be outraged that Greg Abbott, a candidate for governor (and current attorney general of my fine home state of Texas) was palling around with noted idiot, sexist, racist nutbag Ted Nugent. My immediate reaction? Good. Seriously. » 2/24/14 12:10pm 2/24/14 12:10pm

Political Journalists Are Forever On Bad Mom Patrol

There's been lots of political yammer (yammer because it's definitely not dignified enough to merit being called "discussion" but it's not yet loud enough to be called "yelling") in recent days and weeks about women who have political ambition. People are concerned, really. Concerned that maybe the women who have… » 2/18/14 3:40pm 2/18/14 3:40pm

Wendy Davis Is More Moderate on Abortion than We Thought

Wendy Davis may not be the face of the pro-choice movement that we thought she was. While she did filibuster for 13 hours last year to kill an omnibus abortion bill in the Texas State Senate, she now says that in principle she would've supported a 20-week abortion ban, but that the specific legislation went too far. » 2/13/14 6:00pm 2/13/14 6:00pm

A Bunch of Pro-Lifers Are Trying to Boycott Girl Scout Cookies

Pro-lifers are mad that maybe, possibly, someone at the Girl Scouts of the USA could've conceivably obliquely hinted that Wendy Davis isn't literally Satan. Consequently, a Texas pro-life group is attempting to rally the pitchforks for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies. Attempting to punish a bunch of 10-year-olds over… » 1/30/14 6:00pm 1/30/14 6:00pm

Bristol Palin Is Trying to Pick a Pointless Fight With Wendy Davis

Today in awful people news: Bristol Palin — America's mean older sister — has THANKFULLY weighed in on the whole Wendy Davis (non) scandal and accused the Texas politician of being a gold digger, an abortion lover and a terrible mother. Aw, BriBri. You are as cruel as your hair is shiny. Can I hang out in your room???? » 1/29/14 12:40pm 1/29/14 12:40pm

Wendy Davis Has A Republican BFF Defending Her From Right Wing Attacks

Well, OK, they are not really BFFs at all. But Becky Haskins, a Republican and former colleague of Davis, is having none of the stupid bullshit attacks from the right wing about the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's personal life. And what she has to say about the whole mess is pretty on point. » 1/22/14 10:30pm 1/22/14 10:30pm

Opponents Offer Unhelpful Critique of Wendy Davis: She's A Bad Mom!

Texas gubernatorial candidate and pro-choice It Girl Wendy Davis announced just last week that she'd raised over $12 million dollars over the second half of 2013. And, on Sunday, like clockwork, a Dallas paper ran a barbecued garbage "expose" that slammed her for being a bad mother. Texas-style sexism really sticks to… » 1/21/14 7:20pm 1/21/14 7:20pm

So What The Hell Just Happened With That Texas Abortion Law?

Earlier this afternoon, Twitter was, uh, a-twitter with news that a judge had struck down that awful Texas law that Wendy Davis filibustered back in June. But it's not all sunshine and roses and dancing in a field wearing adorable matching orange tee shirts; only part of the law was struck down, and the state of… » 10/28/13 5:50pm 10/28/13 5:50pm

Texas GOP Thinks Wendy Davis Is a Secret Agent from California

Wendy Davis is definitely, for sure, has-had-buttons-made-and-everything running for governor of Texas in the state’s 2014 Democratic primaries. Only a soothsayer would be able to tell you if she’s going to go on to win a general election and ensure that her state stops taking advice about women’s health policy from… » 10/05/13 12:00pm 10/05/13 12:00pm

GOP Adviser Reminds Twitter That Calling Wendy Davis Stupid Is Stupid

Not content to let Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott wade into the stupid pool without a spotter, political adviser David Carney, the mastermind who made Rick Perry seem like a perfectly acceptable politician to the Texas voting public, decided it’d be great to criticize Wendy Davis on Twitter. Because that … » 9/15/13 12:00pm 9/15/13 12:00pm

Republican Thanks Supporter Who Called Wendy Davis 'Retard Barbie'

Fun fact: Texas, in addition to being one of the largest economies in the world, is also America's leading producer of assholes. Case in point: Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, who replied to a supporter's tweet calling Wendy Davis "retard Barbie" with a gracious "thank you" before… » 8/19/13 11:50am 8/19/13 11:50am

No One Wants to Come to Lila Rose's Fetus Party

When I profiled 25-year-old Live Action founder Lila Rose last year, she told me that her anti-choice nonprofit was more relevant than ever before. What about the critics who claimed the public was sick of Live Action's heavily edited and misleading undercover video "stings" on Planned Parenthood clinics? Totally… » 8/09/13 1:00pm 8/09/13 1:00pm

Professional Jagoff Nicknames Wendy Davis 'Abortion Barbie'

Right wing pundit Erick Erickson has made a career out of saying idiotic things loudly and then acting incredibly pleased with himself, like an attention-starved toddler proudly showing his mother that he just shit in her casserole dish "like a big boy." His latest attempt at clever-making? Repeatedly referring to… » 8/08/13 1:30pm 8/08/13 1:30pm