Articles by: Wendy Gittleson
As a child of an artist and a Vietnam war activist, I was born a liberal. Raised half in rural, upstate New York and half in Boulder, Colorado, I have a unique perspective on politics and on life. I now call the San Francisco Bay area home.

Cop Caught On Tape Abusing Girlfriend’s Daughter – Gets Probation

Cop Caught On Tape Abusing Girlfriend’s Daughter – Gets Probation

The scandal and coverup were so massive that the entire police department disbanded and policing was handed over to the county.

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Oh Noes! Muslim Prayer Rug Found On Mexican Border! Except It Wasn’t

Oh Noes! Muslim Prayer Rug Found On Mexican Border! Except It Wasn’t

Are American conservatives the most easily frightened people on earth?

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40 People Cured Of HIV At Pride Event? (VIDEO)

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A Christian group seems to think so.

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Legal Pot Buyer In Washington Says He Was Fired After Appearing On TV

Legal Pot Buyer In Washington Says He Was Fired After Appearing On TV

Does an employer have the right to fire an employee for being a legal marijuana user, even if the employee doesn’t show up high?

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Right-Wing Propaganda Removed From Costco Shelves

Right-Wing Propaganda Removed From Costco Shelves

Conservatives are all about the free market, unless the free market decides that conservative propaganda isn’t welcome.

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Only Two Armed ‘Patriots’ Show Up For Richmond Open Carry Protest (VIDEO)

Only Two Armed ‘Patriots’ Show Up For Richmond Open Carry Protest (VIDEO)

Are even gun nuts getting tired of open carry protests? Only two showed up to this one on the Fourth.

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James Cameron Wants To Take Away Your Bacon (Not Really)

James Cameron Wants To Take Away Your Bacon (Not Really)

To advocate plant-based diets is to be ‘militant’ or ‘extreme.’ To clutch bacon like it’s a gun nut’s AR-15 is simply American.

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This Tiny Typo In The Declaration Of Independence Could Silence Libertarians Forever

This Tiny Typo In The Declaration Of Independence Could Silence Libertarians Forever

This tiny dot could prove that the Founding Fathers were liberals.

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Free Marijuana For Low Income Patients (VIDEO)

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Is free marijuana for medical patients a good idea?

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GOP Rep: ‘Our Lord’ Gave Us ‘Guns Everywhere’ Law (VIDEO)

GOP Rep: ‘Our Lord’ Gave Us ‘Guns Everywhere’ Law (VIDEO)

AR-15s were God’s invention, it seems.

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Next Time A Conservative Calls You A ‘Sheeple’ Show Them This

Next Time A Conservative Calls You A ‘Sheeple’ Show Them This

Conservatives want to be led by a Commander-in-Chief in a cod piece, whereas liberals would rather be led by community organizer Barack Obama than by President Barack Obama.

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The Supreme Court Did One Good Thing Today

The Supreme Court Did One Good Thing Today

The Supreme Court is continuing to prove that it’s simply an extension of the Republican party. There was one small surprise, though, when the court ruled to uphold a California court ruling against gay reparative therapy.

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This Old Man Is Everything We Imagine Fox News Viewers To Be And So Much More (VIDEO)

This Old Man Is Everything We Imagine Fox News Viewers To Be And So Much More (VIDEO)

Elderly, carrying an assault rifle, calling for revolution and waving his *ahem* magic wand. We think this guy should be Fox News’ new mascot.

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Children: Whatever You Do, Don’t Violate The Dress Code In N.C. (VIDEO)

Children: Whatever You Do, Don’t Violate The Dress Code In N.C. (VIDEO)

Over the past few days, North Carolina has made the news not once, but twice, for controversial punishments over dress code violations.

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Give Up – Bullet Proof Blankets For Kids (VIDEO)

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Give Up – Bullet Proof Blankets For Kids (VIDEO)

Prepare to weep. Rather than address the issue of school shootings by preventing madmen from shooting up schools, one proposal is to give kids bulletproof blankets.

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The Las Vegas Gun Rampage That Facebook Should Have Seen Coming (IMAGES)

Jerad and Amanda Miller, who murdered two police officers and a citizen in a Las Vegas shooting rampage. Image from Amanda's Facebook page.

Institutions like Facebook can’t ignore warning signs of obviously dangerous people.

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One South Dakota Republican Had A Very, Very Bad Week (VIDEO)

One South Dakota Republican Had A Very, Very Bad Week (VIDEO)

First, she was told she lost the GOP senate primary by none other than Megyn Kelly. Next…arrested?!

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Feds: About That Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients – It’s Illegal

Feds: About That Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients – It’s Illegal

Republicans, in their Ayn Rand fervor, think that food stamp recipients’ lives aren’t miserable enough.

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Well, This Explains Gun Nuts – Distrusting People Are Dumber

Well, This Explains Gun Nuts – Distrusting People Are Dumber

Your conservative friends can’t help it. They were probably born scared and stupid.

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Now It’s The Wall Street Journal Accusing Democrats Of Repealing The First Amendment

Now It’s The Wall Street Journal Accusing Democrats Of Repealing The First Amendment

The newest right-wing freakout has begun.

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