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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