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Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.
A Look at Bush's Presidency Through a Camera Lens
Posted on: Jan 28, 2009, Source: Shakesville
The New York Times compiles a collection of Bush photos that are amusing and heartbreaking.
Obama Attacks Executive Privilege to Go After Bush's Records
Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Now this is change I can believe in.
Israel Withdraws from Gaza
Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Israel has withdrawn from Gaza in conjunction with the commencement of Obama's presidency.
So Long Bush: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Don't let the door hitcha where Maude splitcha, Dubs.
Police Arrest Oscar Grant's Murderer in Nevada
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.
Gay, Progressive Bishop to Give Inauguration Opening Prayer
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.
Krugman Has a Problem with Sanjay Gupta
Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: Shakesville
As do a few other folks ...
Reported Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Way Up
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.
O'Reilly and Rove are Crazy, Say the Economic Crisis Is Just a Media Conspiracy
Posted on: Dec 10, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Break out the tinfoil hats.
Impossible Beauty Standards: Jessica Alba's Airbrushed Campari Ads
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?
Iowa Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The fight for equality in Iowa.
George W. Bush Is Worthless
Posted on: Dec 7, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The f***ing-off into oblivion cannot happen quickly enough.
Corporate Media Just Won't Let the 'Clinton Drama' Zombie Die
Posted on: Dec 4, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Does Hillary + "drama" = sexist coverage?
Odetta, 'Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,' Dies at 77
Posted on: Dec 3, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Influential folk singer Odetta has passed away.
Does Selecting Clinton Mean Obama's Focused on Human Rights?
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.
Black Friday Indeed: Man Trampled and Killed at Wal-Mart
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.
California to Investigate Mormons' Political Involvement With Prop 8
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.
Meet Obama's Director of Domestic Policy Council (She's a Progressive)
Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: Shakesville
This appointment makes Melody Barnes one of the most influential African-American women in the nation.
On Clinton: 'Madame Secretary' Has a Nice Ring Doesn't It?
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 ...
Poll: Public's Loathing of the GOP Hits All Time High
Posted on: Nov 21, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Couldn't happen to a nicer party.
Obama Taps AZ Gov. Janet Napolitano to Head Homeland Security
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.
Update on H8: Supreme Court to Hear Challenges
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.
Daschle as HHS Secretary: A Look at the Pros and Cons
Posted on: Nov 19, 2008, Source: Shakesville
I'm okay with this selection -- and that's exactly as noncommittal a reaction as it sounds.
Wanda Sykes Rallies Against H8: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'
Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: Shakesville
From the Las Vegas Prop 8 protest.
It Is No Secret: Obama Plans to Reverse Many of Bush's Policies
Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Now is a time for great expectations.
Why Is Everyone Blaming Palin, and Not McCain, for the MCCAIN Campaign's Loss?
Posted on: Nov 7, 2008, Source: Shakesville
It's a good question.
Bill O'Reilly Shows that Conservatives' Feminist Awakening Was Short-Lived
Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Being able to bask in misogyny again must be such a relief.
David Letterman Makes McCain Squirm
Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: Shakesville
John McCain finally made it to the Letterman Show yesterday, but the results weren't pretty.
Obama Honors Women in Combat
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."
McCain's Not-So-Respectful Comment
Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: Shakesville
But the Senator promises to run a respectful campaign ... right.
McCain's Buddy Brokaw's Unfair Debate Performance
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.
Hey Media! Palin Rape-Kit Story Has Not Been Debunked
Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Boehlert debunks the claim that the Palin rape-kit story has been debunked. It has not.
Preview for Tonight: Palin and Biden Talk Church and State
Posted on: Oct 2, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Both give talking point answers, but one definitely looks a lot more comfortable.
A List of McCain's Nastiest Moments
Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Think there's no way that John's actually that bad? You haven't seen this list.
Tina Fey As Sarah Palin: Katie Couric SNL Skit
Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler spoof the Palin/Couric interview (as if it needed spoofing).
Al Gore Had a Plan to Avoid this Economic Crisis 8 Years Ago
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Silly, nerdy, wonky Al Gore with his dorky lockbox ... oh wait ... he was right ... oops.
Bailout Agreement Tentatively Reached
Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: Shakesville
"I'm getting that slightly nauseated feeling I get every time I hear the phrase 'bipartisan consensus.'"
Nothing Else Matters if We Don't Have Fair Elections
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.
Still More Troopergate and Palin's Apathy to Sex Crimes
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.
Biden on Palin's Tax Retort: 'Give Me a Break'
Posted on: Sep 19, 2008, Source: Shakesville
"I am so sick and tired of this phoniness." -- Joe Biden.
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