According to the cover story in the latest Newsweek, even if Sarah Palin never runs for office again, she can single-handedly change the face of politics by instructing her loyal army of "conservative feminist" mama bears how to vote. Shudder.
If there's been a bright side for Sandra Bullock during this bizarrely long spell of public interest in her dickwad husband, it's that her own reputation has mostly been spared. But can it survive the Nazi picture?
You know what really burns Jim Windolf's ass? All this cuteness everywhere! Kittehs! Puppehs! Bun-buns! Cupcakes! Smart Cars! Obama! (Don't ask.) If we don't put an end to it, we're going to become a nation of
stinky girls children!
Here is one possibility: I'm just too dumb to know what writer Joe Klein's real point is in this week's Time cover story about Hillary Clinton. Here is another possibility: He's not so sure himself. Could go either way.
House Democrats are pretty much ready to get started debating the monster healthcare reform bill, except for those conservatives who are trying to seize the opportunity to block more women's access to abortion.
Illinois's Medical Disciplinary Board has voted to start enforcing a law that requires doctors to give the parents or guardians of girls 17 or younger 48 hours' notice before providing them with abortions.
Last night, 53% of Maine voters won the right to dictate whom their fellow citizens can marry, voting to repeal a state law that would have allowed same-sex marriage.
Forks, WA, has seen such a tourism boom from the Twilight series it's now getting a vamp-themed restaurant. What's on the menu, Jezzies? Blood? Celery stalk(er)s? The "Holy Shit, This Is My Vacation" skillet? [Hollywood Reporter]
Colorado anti-choicers are redefining personhood yet again. Life no longer starts at fertilization, but at "the beginning of the biological development of a human being." If so, say goodbye to in-vitro fertilization, stem cell research, and bodily autonomy! [Colorado Independent]
While riding a nearly-empty train in the evening, Marsha Coupe was attacked by another woman who kicked and punched her repeatedly, leaving her with 40 bruises and one eye swollen shut. The reason given? Coupe took up two seats.
The less you spend on a car, the more you can spend on other things — "things" named Michelle, Tammy and Allison. [Vintage Ads]
Here's something refreshing: Learning about a politician's marriage before it's a complete trainwreck! For this week's New York Times magazine cover story, Jodi Kantor spoke to Barack and Michelle Obama about their relationship.
Not so surprising: Most teen parents are not living in poverty or in single-parent homes. Surprising: 15% of women surveyed reported being teen parents, but only 5% of men did. Huh? [USA Today]
You know how Obama recently cut funding to abstinence-only education programs, and we all rejoiced? Yeah, well, don't get too comfortable.