A Selective Kudos: Recognizing Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Mazie Hirono

I’m sure it didn’t have anything to do with gender bias (cough, cough), but during the fevered coverage of the GOP’s “repeal and replace” efforts, there was virtually no media coverage of a heroic Senator who–despite suffering from Stage Four cancer– came to Washington last week to cast a vote against repeal of the Affordable Care Act. She got no standing […]

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Sharp Uptick in Misogyny After Doctor Who Announcement

The new Doctor on Doctor Who will be Jodie Whittaker

After the BBC announced yesterday that Jodie Whittaker would take over this Christmas as the new Doctor as Peter Capaldi steps down, the internet saw a sharp uptick in misogyny as critics and trolls exclaimed a woman could never fill the role. Whittaker – who many already know from the hit series Broadchurch (which also starred former Doctor David Tennant) – is […]

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Triggered: Ken Ham Attacks Teens’ Planned Parenthood Dresses

Triggered: Ken Ham Attacks Teens’ Planned Parenthood Dresses

Our favorite creationist, Ken Ham, got fired up on Tuesday after Yahoo! reported two teenage girls created dresses made entirely of Planned Parenthood literature, stickers, and condoms. According to Yahoo!, the two are students at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. The school hosts an annual fashion show, and requires entrants to create their clothing using nontraditional materials. […]

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Sally Yates Out-Lawyers & Shuts Down Ted Cruz

Sally Yates and Ted Cruz

While she bested at least three Republican Senators hell-bent on using their time to discuss anything other than Russia during the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing today, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates achieved what few others have: she shut down Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) by out-lawyering him with her extensive knowledge and application of the law. Though the hearing was supposed […]

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Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty Was Thankfully Scaled Down

religious liberty executive order signing

Today, President Trump signed an executive order on “religious liberty” — a buzz-phrase that is code for “make everyone comply with my belief system.”  In it, Trump calls for less IRS enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, which prevents churches from politicking from the pulpit, not that they’ve been very successful in enforcing it anyway.  Since the law was enacted in 1954, […]

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O’Reilly’s Replacement: A Look at Tucker Carlson

Bill O'Reilly and Tucker Carlson

With news that Bill O’Reilly is official out at Fox News following the loss of substantial advertising dollars, boycotts, and a new accusation of sexual harassment this week, Fox announced who will lead the network’s opinion mantle going forward: Tucker Carlson. We’ve covered Carlson extensively over the years from his promotion of statutory rape of boys to stumping for the tobacco industry. This […]

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Roe v Gorsuch: The Worst-Case Scenario

Abortion - Roe v. Wade

Thanks to some despicable behavior by the self-styled “moralists” and millions of Koch brother dollars, Neil Gorsuch is now the newest Supreme Court Justice. Aside from occupying Merrick Garland’s seat and a worrisome tendency to favor the arguments of corporate and “religious” litigants, what is the worst thing that can happen? He manages to get Roe v. Wade overturned. What would […]

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A Conversation About Misogyny

Bill O'Reilly, Donald rump and misogyny

Well, I see that Donald Trump is defending Bill O’Reilly, who has been widely criticized following reports detailing the millions paid by Fox to settle several sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly. The President says O’Reilly “didn’t do anything wrong.” Speaking of misogynists… I recent participated on a panel addressing that subject, and since this was the first time I’d been […]

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Tomi Lahren’s “Evolution” on Abortion Sparks Suspension

Tomi Lahren on The View

After she espoused pro-choice beliefs on The View last week, The Blaze commentator and professionally aggrieved white person Tomi Lahren found herself at odds with her conservative co-workers. Though Glenn Beck argued he would never suppress an employee’s opinions on abortion even if they contradict his own, Lahren’s portrayal of pro-choice conservatives as hypocrites took it a step too far. The remarks that sparked fury across […]

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