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Political InQueery: The Week in Offensive Comments

I don't mean to get stuck on Sarah Palin, honestly. She pops up on the media's radar, however, for a whole host of reasons: * She gives meatier, off-the-cuff remarks than most anyone, including Joe Biden * She is something other than a white guy in a stuffed suit * She looks like she's... Read more »

Don't ask whether girls are actually bad at math. Ask why we're still having this discussion.

But seriously. “Daring to Discuss Women in Science” by John Tierney ran in the New York Times two days ago. In it, Tierney announces a proposed national law that would require the White House science... Read more »

Political InQueery: CreepMatch 2010

I had the occasion to visit Juneau, the capitol of Alaska, last August, and within five minutes of seeing the city, declared that McCain's people must have lost their continence when they landed there, knowing that no way was this Sarah Palin thing going to end up well. Because honestly, the place... Read more »

Political InQueery: Protest of the Flying Object Kind

A pretty obvious statement to make in these times is that the U.S. electorate is polarized. Long understood that so-called hot button issues like reproductive rights weren't a topic that everyone would agree on, other policies have jumped on the bandwagon, so much so, that now I'm a little shocked... Read more »

Political InQueery: Where in the World is Gary Condit?

It goes well beyond irony that anyone, after much hard-fought competition, would land an internship on DC's Capitol Hill only to wind up at the center of a sex-and-murder scandal. The Chandra Levy/Gary Condit relationship wound up stealing the majority of the national news cycle when the story... Read more »

File Under Spokespeople from Beyond the Grave: Bea Arthur Supports PETA

First it was Tiger Woods’ deceased father chastising in the name of Nike, and now we have the late, great Bea Arthur reminding us to… not buy McDonald’s? What to make of this? 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 »

It's Womens' History Month and the Smithsonian is celebrating!

This morning, the Smithsonian Photography Initiative—incidentally, big fans of Bitch—got in touch to let me know that they will be adding to their collection of Women in... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: The Dirty Politics of Coal

Here's a reality check the next time someone wants to tell you about clean coal: They're still cleaning up the biggest fly ash spill in U.S. history that occurred in December 2008, which occurred at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)... Read more »

Your Moment of Ew: Brought to you by the Daily Caller

CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) is wrapping up its 2010 conference in DC today. It’s kind of like the Coachella festival of Conservative politicians. (So Mitt Romney’s on stage 2 right now, but then at three we have to pick between Dick Cheney and John Ashcroft!) But... Read more »

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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