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Political InQueery: Pot, Kettle, Meet Black

There's a brouhaha in northern Iowa, as people have begun decrying a new anti-Obama billboard bought and paid for by a local Tea Party organization. It depicts Adolf Hitler as a "Nationalist Socialist," Barack Obama as a "Democrat Socialist," and Lenin as a "Marxist Socialist." Nevermind that "... Read more »

Political InQueery: Close Encounters of the First Lady Kind

The most boring exhibit I ever saw in any of the Washington, DC Smithsonian museums was, without a doubt, the gowns of the First Ladies. Oh, how I could not have cared less. But my mother preened over them like she'd just found some rare bird egg sitting under her window. Helen Taft? Grace Coolidge... Read more »

Political InQueery: She's Got to Be Something, Right?

Regardless of which person the President would have selected for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, I would have been interested. I am curious to see what floats around in the ether (read: debate) around present-day nominees, and given the interest by many in the makeup of the... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Special Healthcare Reform Edition

While I never thought I’d be declaring someone who doesn’t like Bart Stupak anything but a friend, Randy Neugebauer’s “baby killer” accusation this Monday on the House floor to Stupak earns him a raging douchebag award, which he gets to share with Senators Stupak and Nelson, and... Read more »

Race Card: Blagojevich Says He's "Blacker" than Obama

Oh, no he didn't. In the February issue of Esquire, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich declares himself "blacker" than Barack Obama is. Discussing the first black President, the disgraced... Read more »

Beaker Bitch: Freak Outs, Not Facts, Dominate Abortion Talk in Healthcare Debate

The healthcare debate this week has certainly been a lot of fingerpointing. In an effort to quash false rumors surrounding Obama's new healthcare plan (please let's never discuss the phrase "death panels" again), the White House went so far as to launch a... Read more »

Sotomayor and Dr. Benjamin in the Media: An Open Thread

As the hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor continue, media coverage has ranged from the good, the... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: The Flygirls of WWII

  First of all, I can't say that I ever thought I would be writing about WASPs for one of our Adventures in Feministory! Before you close this tab, stick with me (my story gets better)! I'm talking about a whole new kind of... Read more »

Belated Father's Day post

Sunday I joked to my husband that it was Father's Day, "Time for your lecture from the President!" But it's only a joke to us because my daughter's dad is in her life and that we have the "ideal" family going here. It's not a joke that far too many kids are living without their fathers. And I don't... Read more »

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Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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