Porn Star Stoya Speaks Out on Street Harassment

Street sexual harassment is sadly all too common, and women who discuss it publicly are often faced with the question "What were you wearing?" as if that's somehow relevant. 

Well, porn star and writer Stoya has a few things to say about that idea. In a piece for Jezebel, she writes: 

Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 15:41

What if Rahm Emanuel Were Evaluated Like a Teacher?


As you may have heard, the Chicago Teacher’s Union went out on strike last night.

The traditional news has spun this to largely be about wages.

Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 15:04

Are Minnesota Corporations On Brink Of Winning Right To Secretly Campaign?

The right of corporations to spend money in campaigns—resurrected under the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling—may have been given a boost last week when a federal appeals court ruled in an ongoing suit that Minnesota corporations could independently spend money in campaigns without submitting ongoing campaign spending reports to state officials.

Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 14:54

Are the NFL's Scab Referees Putting Players in Danger? (Yes)

The first weekend of National Football League regular season play brought a new flood of complaints about the scab officials brought in to replace the league's locked out regular referees—and the news that the NFL Players Association has expressed its concern over the lockout to NFL management. So far, though, the NFL seems to be taking the view that flagrant errors and questionable safety protections are worth it for the chance at forcing concessions from its regular referees.

Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 14:51

Occupy Homes, Others Demand Foreclosure Action at Freddie Mac Chicago Headquarters

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have gotten about $150 billion in taxpayer support to stay afloat since the financial crisis--so why do they continue to throw homeowners (and taxpayers) out of their homes? 

Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 13:35

Naomi Wolf and the Sacred Vagina


Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:13

Ridiculous/Hilarious George Will Basically Accuses College Football of Leftist Propaganda


I often miss George Will’s columns, so it’s no surprise I initially missed hisbizarre rant the other day attacking college football as a devious manifestation of political progressivism.

Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 09:11

30,000 Chicago Teachers Go On Strike

For the first time since 1987, Chicago's teachers union will go on strike after Mayor Rahm Emanuel neglected to reach a deal for a new contract, reports the Chicago Tribune. Starting today, up to 30,000 teachers and principles will cease work, putting the nation's third-largest school district and 400,000 kids in limbo, during one of the biggest teen gun violence crises in the country.

Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 08:13