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Fox News: Fair, Balanced, and Unintentionally Kinky

Sure, Fox News gets called out as being right-wing and conservative, but what other news network would mention fisting? Read more »

That's My President!

First no mo Gitmo, and now Obama has reversed the Global Gag Rule! The “Mexico City Policy” was instituted by Reagan, reversed under Clinton, and re-instated by George W. Hopefully Obama’s decision won’t be just another flip of the coin, especially since this policy has sweeping... Read more »

Inauguration

After a morning attempting to navigate barricades and checkpoints we were beginning to feel like rats in a maze, so we entered Teaism, at 400 8th St. SW (www.teaism.com), which was the closest we could get to the swearing-in. The staff, Kim and Terry, graciously let us watch the ceremony on their... Read more »

Prenauguration! Live from DC

So my friend and I have driven 765 miles from Milwaukee to DC to soak up some history in the making. We're swinging it ticketless-style, attending whatever is free and indiscriminately mixing MLK commemorations, Obama celebrations, and site-seeing. But today—the Monday before the inauguration—had... Read more »

Alice Walker on <i>Democracy Now!</i>

On today's installment of Democracy Now, you can catch Alice Walker reading her open letter to Barack Obama, originally published on The Root. Videocast and transcript after the jump. Read more »

De-regular guy

Something just occurred to me, on this, the holiest of political days. You know how Barack Obama bought, like, I dunno, a gazillion dollars worth of TV time to run his infomercial a few days before the election? 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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