17-Year-Old Girl Beats Incumbent State Delegate in Primary Election

Saira Blair, a West Virginia resident who will graduate high school later this month, just defeated a sitting state delegate in her district's primary election. This is a very notable accomplishment for any teen, but it is especially notable for a second-semester senior (a subset of the student population whose daily… » 5/14/14 4:45pm 5/14/14 4:45pm

Ironically-Named City of Sistersville Still Bans Women from Voting

West Virginia (unfairly most of the time) seems to be the go-to backwoods state in America. Incest, murderous hillbillies, haunted coal-mining towns straddling the cave mouth to Hell, illiteracy, and prescription drug abuse are often mentioned in connection with West Virginia, as if the Appalachian squiggle-blob state… » 9/14/13 4:30pm 9/14/13 4:30pm

Principal Pointlessly Threatens Student Who Protested Abstinence Rally

Katelyn Campbell, the high school student who notified the media about Pam Stenzel's insane abstinence-only presentation last week, is apparently being threatened by her principal. She says that George Aulenbacher, the principal at George Washington High School in West Virginia, said he'd call Wellesley College —… » 4/18/13 9:33am 4/18/13 9:33am

Teen Talk Show Host Is Sick and Tired of President Obama Making…

Meet Caiden Cowger: He's a 14-year-old radio host who lives in West Virginia and is a rising star in the conservative movement. More importantly, he's apparently very eager for us to know that President Obama is the one to blame for everyone being gay. Interesting theory, young chap! With the kind of cocky confidence… » 6/06/12 9:15pm 6/06/12 9:15pm

Your Almost-Last-Minute Guide To Your State's Voter Supression Efforts

With voter registration at an all-time high » 10/31/08 6:00pm 10/31/08 6:00pm, and worrying their supposed owners, many people are concerned that that one might yet be able to squeak out a win — due in no small part to widespread suppression efforts, voter purges and general fuck-uppery. After the jump, a guide to what's been going on in a number…

Sarah Palin, Pals Wave Goodbye To That Last Shred Of Respectability

  • Sarah Palin knows that John McCain's robocalls are pissing people off and she wouldn't do them if she were running the campaign. However, since she's not running things, she dutifully spoke into the robocall-making microphone like the big boys told her to. [CNN, TPM Election Central]
  • Also, in North Carolina, black…
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