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Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Ostensibly, Cohen claims to be breaking down gender barriers. In reality, he's doing just the opposite.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Prejean was wrong about same-sex marriage. She's not any more wrong if she's a moral scold with an expressed sexuality of her own.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The president's "toe the line" approach is not acceptable this time.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: Shakesville

"After googling the gang rape story in Richmond and reading comments on blogs, it just leaves me sickened and really sad."

Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: Shakesville

In multiple TV appearances on Sunday, the White House Chief of Staff reiterated that the public option is not mandatory.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Obama: "First of all, I did get elected President, and not everybody hates me ... If you're watching TV lately, everyone seems mad all the time."

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville

That John Mayer is a asshole is not news. Still, it takes a special kind of asshole to give an interview that warrants the title: "John Mayer Threatens to Sodomize Us."

Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Elinor Ostrom, a political science professor at Indiana University, shared the award with Oliver Williamson, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Look out, John Stewart...

Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: Shakesville

"We need people who can communicate," Sheila Johnson, a high-profile backer of Bob McDonnell said, as the GOP candidate stood by.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Last night on his show, David Letterman took ten minutes to share with his audience the story of an extortion plot.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The statement claimed that only 1.5 to 5 percent of Catholic Clergy were involved in child sex abuse. Reality check: that's still 22,500 sex predators.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Apparently the banking behemoth is unaware of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Attorney General Eric Holder has been teasing us for awhile with tantalizing hints he may actually investigate Bush-era torture cases.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The label "Democrat" doesn't make a goddamn bit of difference if the person whose name it follows doesn't vote like one.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2009, Source: Shakesville


Posted on: Aug 7, 2009, Source: Shakesville

These guys will continue until they get some real blood.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: Shakesville

In "The Hot Waitress Economic Index," the author purports to explain how to calculate the health of the U.S. economy by how hot your waitress is.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Should anyone care what Elle Macpherson thinks about feminism?

Posted on: Jul 27, 2009, Source: Shakesville

British servicemen and women now march at Gay Pride in uniform.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The GOP has finally figured out how to attract young people.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Are the Washington Post editors worried there won't be anything left to write about if there isn't an escalating abortion battle in this country?

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Dr. Regina Benjamin's bio reads like a Bizarro World version of a Bush-era appointee bio, i.e. that of a qualified and profoundly admirable person.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The latest missive from Peretz argues "Christian Believers Would Be Excluded From Government If The Left Liberals Had Their Way." Really?

Posted on: Jul 10, 2009, Source: Shakesville

A gay soldier being out risks undermining troop cohesion and morale, but a soldier being a white supremacist, doesn't? Makes sense.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Allen is putting out a book called "The Triumph of Character: What Washington Can Learn from the World of Sports."

Posted on: Jul 7, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

Palin is cut from the same cloth as our former president, who was similarly ridiculed and rejected by conservative leaders early on.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Former Bush administration officials say documents detailing Cheney's involvement must remain secret. The Obama administration agrees! Hopey changey!

Posted on: Jul 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Robert Gates said he wants to make DADT more humane; the only way to do that is 86 the policy altogether.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Surely I'm not the only one who sees this as just the sort of ridiculously excessive sentence that's reserved for scapegoats.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2009, Source: Shakesville

"Guns and God were part of the foundation of this country," said Ken Pagano . "I don't see any contradiction in this."

Posted on: Jun 25, 2009, Source: Shakesville

I guess hard evidence is easy to ignore when you don't really believe in science.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Burger King has done it again with a new ad that Copyranter describes as "the new leading 'most overtly blow-jobby ad' I've ever seen."

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: Shakesville

You can't claim to care about discouraging rape if your main priority is making sure you don't lose rapists as repeat customers.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The shock jock is worried that the "Christian heterosexual married male" is under attack.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Obama has a majority and a mandate -- what's he waiting for?

Posted on: Jun 12, 2009, Source: Shakesville

This story is giving me a serious case of the "awwwwwwwws."

Posted on: Jun 1, 2009, Source: Shakesville

This wasn't even the first attempt on Dr. Tiller's life; it was the merely the first successful one.

Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: Shakesville

RNC Chair Michael Steele says that Republicans need to stop "slammin' and rammin'" on Sotomayor, but for all the wrong reasons.