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Posted on: Jan 28, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The New York Times compiles a collection of Bush photos that are amusing and heartbreaking.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Now this is change I can believe in.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Israel has withdrawn from Gaza in conjunction with the commencement of Obama's presidency.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Don't let the door hitcha where Maude splitcha, Dubs.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: Shakesville

The BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant on New Year's Day is now in police custody.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: Shakesville

Someone more cynical than I, ahem, might suggest that this is an indication that Team Obama knows they fucked up big time with Warren.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: Shakesville

As do a few other folks ...

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: Shakesville

These numbers reflect only reported domestic violence and sexual assaults, which continue to be the most underreported crimes.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Break out the tinfoil hats.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: Shakesville

If Alba can't measure up to commercial beauty standards, what does that mean for the rest of us?

Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: Shakesville

The fight for equality in Iowa.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2008, Source: Shakesville

The f***ing-off into oblivion cannot happen quickly enough.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Does Hillary + "drama" = sexist coverage?

Posted on: Dec 3, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Influential folk singer Odetta has passed away.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source: Shakesville

I'm hoping that this selection means the president-elect is going to put some much-needed emphasis on global human rights.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2008, Source: Shakesville

A worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Wal-Mart.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2008, Source: Shakesville

I quite genuinely do not understand how the Mormon Church can keep its federal tax-exempt status after its meddling in Prop 8.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: Shakesville

This appointment makes Melody Barnes one of the most influential African-American women in the nation.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2008, Source: Shakesville

I know all the legitimate arguments for Clinton to stay in the Senate, and I know all the legitimate arguments against Clinton as SoS. But ...

Posted on: Nov 21, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Couldn't happen to a nicer party.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: Shakesville

I guess it's too much to hope that her first order of business will be to defang and rename the creepily fascistic DHS.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: Shakesville

The court will also determine whether the 18,000 marriages between same-sex couples will be rendered null by Prop 8.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2008, Source: Shakesville

I'm okay with this selection -- and that's exactly as noncommittal a reaction as it sounds.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: Shakesville

From the Las Vegas Prop 8 protest.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Now is a time for great expectations.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2008, Source: Shakesville

It's a good question.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Being able to bask in misogyny again must be such a relief.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: Shakesville

John McCain finally made it to the Letterman Show yesterday, but the results weren't pretty.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: Shakesville

"It's not a promise to allow women to serve equally, but the recognition that women are already in serving in combat."

Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: Shakesville

But the Senator promises to run a respectful campaign ... right.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: Shakesville

I gave Brokaw the benefit of the doubt that he wouldn't let his bias show. Well, that was silly of me.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Boehlert debunks the claim that the Palin rape-kit story has been debunked. It has not.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Both give talking point answers, but one definitely looks a lot more comfortable.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Think there's no way that John's actually that bad? You haven't seen this list.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler spoof the Palin/Couric interview (as if it needed spoofing).

Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Silly, nerdy, wonky Al Gore with his dorky lockbox ... oh wait ... he was right ... oops.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: Shakesville

"I'm getting that slightly nauseated feeling I get every time I hear the phrase 'bipartisan consensus.'"

Posted on: Sep 24, 2008, Source: Shakesville

I can't believe that the Democrats did not make this issue a centerpiece of their legislation once they secured a Congressional majority.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: Shakesville

Palin's defense has been predicated on the premise that she didn't give a shit about addressing sexual assaults.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2008, Source: Shakesville

"I am so sick and tired of this phoniness." -- Joe Biden.