Articles by: Wendy Gittleson

Harvard’s New Racist Blogger?

Harvard’s New Racist Blogger?

Last year, a Harvard Law student named Stephanie Grace sent an email to a supposed friend. Before long, the email went viral, and for good reason. Fortunately, for Ms. Grace, being a Harvard grad, even a racist Harvard grad, lands people good gigs.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
NYC’s New Approach To Rape Prevention: Blame Women’s Clothing

NYC’s New Approach To Rape Prevention: Blame Women’s Clothing

Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood has had a recent increase sexual attacks. New York City’s finest, always on the beat, has taken a proactive approach to the problem, by giving wardrobe advice to women.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Wall Street Response To Protests? A Champagne Toast (VIDEO)

Wall Street Response To Protests? A Champagne Toast (VIDEO)

In case there was any doubt that Wall Street is the Marie Antoinette of 21st Century America, this video shows them drinking champagne as they watch the protestors below.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Medical Marijuana Users Have No Second Amendment Rights

Medical Marijuana Users Have No Second Amendment Rights

In an issue that may find Tea Partiers and Progressives in an unlikely alliance, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent a letter to firearms dealers across the country telling them that they should not be selling guns and ammunition to registered medical marijuana users.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
FBI May Redefine ‘Rape’

FBI May Redefine ‘Rape’

In a move that has been a long time coming, the FBI is finally considering expanding the 80 year old definition of the word ‘rape.’ According to the FBI, there were 84,767 rapes in the US in 2010, a 5% drop from 2009.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

In a joint session of Congress, President Obama presented a jobs plan, which he believes will jump start the economy and help prevent another recession. Republicans have been, shall we say, less than receptive.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

I seem to remember a time, not that long ago, when conservatives tried to convince us that they were nice people. In fact, just over a decade ago, our last President ran with the motto ‘Compassionate Conservatism.’ Even then, it sort of felt like a ruse, but he had such a convincing way of telling us that ‘No Child Left Behind’ really was about the children or that his ‘Faith Based Initiatives’ weren’t just a way of bringing us one step closer to a theocracy.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

A few weeks ago, I reported that the White House was giving the American people a greater voice. They started an online petition site, where the most popular petitions would be brought directly to the President.

Well, round one is here, and the number one most pressing issue for the American people? Legalizing marijuana.

With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

In another of President Obama’s new “get tough” moves, he, via executive order, got rid of one of the many bad laws that made up the Bush legacy. Today, No Child Left Behind is gone.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

The Republican party is getting worried. Of the two front-runners, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, neither seems electable at this point. Enter, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. According to Politico:

by Wendy Gittleson· · Information and Resources
Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

The argument that wealthy people are somehow more valuable to society has never been stronger. The newest Republican meme is that they are the job creators. They are the producers. In fact, a man once asked me ‘What have the poor ever done for us?’

Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

There is a lot of talk lately about freedom, liberty and tyranny. Fear not, not-so-young tea partier, the government is not taking away our liberty. Where would the profit be in that? No, they aren’t taking it away. In true capitalist fashion, they are selling it to the highest bidder.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Did Justice Die With Troy Davis?

Did Justice Die With Troy Davis?

Yesterday was the last day on earth for Troy Davis and I am angry. I am angry that a potentially innocent man is dead. I am angry that our great country resorts to such barbaric practices. I’m angry that justice is not blind, but it is clearly deaf and dumb. I’m angry that there are degrees of justice, the highest belonging to the wealthy and the white.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Breaking News: Stay Of Execution Denied For Troy Davis

Breaking News: Stay Of Execution Denied For Troy Davis

The US Supreme Court denied the stay of execution for Troy Davis. He is expected to be executed by 11:00 pm ET.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Breaking News: Execution Of Troy Davis Delayed

Breaking News: Execution Of Troy Davis Delayed

Minutes before his scheduled execution, the US Supreme Court has granted a temporary reprieve to Troy Davis, a Georgia man who has been convicted of killing a police officer, Mark MacPhail.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
And The Dumbest Analogy Of The Day Goes To: Rick Santorum

And The Dumbest Analogy Of The Day Goes To: Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, comparing Medicare to ‘food insurance’ – ‘So we’re going to have food insurance. So what’s going to happen? You’re going to go and you’re going to pay the grocery store 500 bucks. Then you go to the grocery story and there are no prices on anything, shelves are full, no prices on anything. You just go and get whatever you want.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
North Carolina Republican Calls Gay People ‘Things’ (VIDEO)

North Carolina Republican Calls Gay People ‘Things’ (VIDEO)

North Carolina House Majority Leader, Paul Stam (R), contended in a debate with Minority Whip Rick Glazier (D), that Gay people are ‘things’ and should therefore be afforded different rights than other ‘things.’

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The Birthers Are Baaaack!!!

The Birthers Are Baaaack!!!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the political water, the birthers returned. Or, maybe they never left. On April 27, President Obama released his Long Form Birth Certificate. Other than Donald Trump taking credit for the birth certificate, we’ve had relative silence from the birthers.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Texas Rep. Wayne Christian

Texas Republican: ‘Of Course This Is A War On Birth Control!’

For years now, Republicans have made it one of their major rallying cries to end abortion. Their words haven’t been empty. In recent months, they have introduced close to 1,000 anti-choice bills. In just the first quarter of this year, the following bills became state laws:

by Wendy Gittleson· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
The ‘Christian’ Republican Party Of Death Kills Another

The ‘Christian’ Republican Party Of Death Kills Another

In Georgia, an innocent man is about to be put to death. Listen, off in the distance, do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of so-called ‘Christian’ Republican voters cheering.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News