Archive for March, 2013


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Various news organizations, CNN and Fox most notably, have been catching all sorts of crap on my Twitter and Facebook feeds for being unduly handwringing about the fate of the two Ohio teenage boys who raped a drunk and unconscious girl and then found themselves found guilty (actually “delinquent,” which is…

Following the guilty verdict in the Steubenville, Ohio rape case, a lot of people, including media personalities, expressed sympathy for the rapists regarding how their lives will be affected now that they’re convicted sex offenders. It’s hard to find nearly as much sympathy for the victim, however, showing that we are still very much a […]

The fact that Michele Bachmann isn’t the most intelligent person around is not an especially well-kept secret. In her bid for the 2012 presidential election, she made a particularly grandiose promise to bring the price of gasoline down to $2 a gallon, demonstrating a severe lack of understanding about what actually drives the price of […]

In the last election, and even since then, we were made aware of just how much rape culture still persists in the U.S. To be clear: the term “rape culture” does not refer to a culture of rapists, and a culture that thinks rape is just fine. Rather, “rape culture” refers to putting the burden […]

Since the deficit has become such a huge political issue, politicians on all sides feel they must address it. Okay, fine. Let’s address it. First of all, what Congressional Republicans want is austerity. Both Greece and the U.K. have put on fantastic demonstrations of why austerity doesn’t work. In the last quarter of 2010, after […]

Name: John Boehner State/District: Ohio/8th District Current Position: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Number of Years in Federal Office: 23 Why He Needs to Go: There are probably a million reasons why John Boehner needs to go. It’s difficult to explain the “whys” in terms of his votes since he was elected Speaker […]