The RNC presidential straw poll is embarrassing

The RNC couldn’t find more than 5 female potential presidential candidates for their 2016 straw poll today. 5/31 = 16%, a full 3 points lower than the embarrassingly low 19% female members of Congress. Like any good social justice worker, I do my civil rights head count every time I walk into a room or […]

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Inauguration 2013

One of my favorite things about Inauguration Day is the crowd. Ladies in ankle-length fur coats, hipsters in hip-huggers, gentlemen in ankle-length fur coats, kids in find-me-in-a-crowd-colored coats, couples, bottle-blond women, natural-haired women, men in fishing caps and men in campaign caps. It almost feels like an accurate demographic sampling of America. Here’s the big […]

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49 Minutes to Midnight–Who Will You Call?

Ok, thanks to Sinead Toolis I made 25 calls for Obama for America. It was a surprisingly painless experience, and I feel a lot better about the election now. You’ve got an hour before 9pm on the West Coast, so if you have a few minutes, call NV voters. President Obama needs to catch a batch of […]

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Top 10 Santorum Quotes (Ammunition In Case You Can’t Remember Why He’s Vile)

I’ll skip the references to sexual aftermath (NSFW) which are most commonly associated with Senator Santorum. His own words are filthy enough. (In case you’re wondering why Santorum matters, he was within 8 votes of winning the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus, which gives him a platform for hate he hasn’t had since he spoke on the floor of […]

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My Photo is on the Front Page of the Tartan!

I am so excited! One of my photos was used as the front cover image for The Tartan. See screen-shot above. The Tartan has been CMU’s primary newspaper since 1906. They kindly let me use one of their beautiful cameras when I told them I was going to the inauguration. Another one of my photos […]

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