The truth of it is this: making someone laugh at someone else’s expense fosters connection. It’s true at the playground and the water cooler and, so, it’s tragically true in the ethereal space of public discourse. A well played “zinger” has four important characteristics: it must be clever, it must be funny, it must be [...]
There are always hurt feelings after big elections. People on both sides are invested in their views and candidates, especially in our world of 24/7 media that whips us all into a frenzy so that we can hardly see straight when it’s all over. But no one likes a sore loser. And some high profile [...]
It’s not a surprise that Mitt Romney will not win his “home” state of Massachusetts. He was the last of a long string of Republican governors here who took the job with an eye on the next big thing. Like those before him, he started out as a relative moderate and gradually sharpened his [...]
“People don’t care about voting when they haven’t had heat and hot water for five days.” That’s what I was told by a family member living in Nassau County on Long Island. She had been spared by Superstorm Sandy but continued to encounter friends, colleagues and random passersby who had lost everything. A waitress with [...]
Tomorrow is a largely anticipated day here in America. Election day. For me, it couldn’t come any sooner because I am beyond sick of political ads polluting my television. I can honestly say, watching my typical Sunday night lineup last night, I saw maybe a hand full of commercials without political motive and it was [...]
The blogosphere loves a good meme. Who doesn’t like a little Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling (especially that feminist Ryan Gosling!) or some bad-ass Texts from Hillary. They’re good fun with a grain a truth — women’s collective love for both the hunky actor and the Secretary of State many of us want to run for [...]
“Mom, why do some people want Mr. Romney to be president?” This the the kind of question that I hear from the backseat of the car a lot these days. It would be easy to let slip a short but pointed diatribe on the fallacy of supply-side economics and the persistent American fantasy of getting [...]
Artist Mara Superior never thought of herself as a political woman. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries for decades, and is in museum collections and private collections, as well. Now, it’s not as if she never had opinions or shied away from the news, but her art expressly was not about social [...]
So I had a few things to say the other day about how I felt after seeing President Obama speak at Colorado State University. But after hearing the speech, I have a few more things to say: Vagipolitics And women, oh dear women. Let’s not be histrionic about our reproductive rights. Mitt Romney has no power over [...]
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