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.

Poll: Republicans And Democrats Both Like Crappy Food, But Different Crappy Food

Poll: Republicans And Democrats Both Like Crappy Food, But Different Crappy Food

There’s not much that crosses party lines but when it comes to food, it’s amazing how much we do agree upon.

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Republican Representative Stockman Asks Ted Nugent If Gun Victims Are ‘Useful Idiots’ (VIDEO)

Republican Representative Stockman Asks Ted Nugent If Gun Victims Are ‘Useful Idiots’ (VIDEO)

The Representative asked Nugent, ‘Do you feel that the people that Obama have brought forward to hear his speech, do you feel like they are useful idiots or props in this?’

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Ezra Klein Teaches GOP To Find President’s ‘Non-Existent’ Sequester Plan – On Google (VIDEO)

Ezra Klein Teaches GOP To Find President’s ‘Non-Existent’ Sequester Plan – On Google (VIDEO)

John Boehner seems to have no idea how the government works.

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Not A Joke Or A Protest – This Republican Actually Wants To Grant Corporations The Right To Vote

Not A Joke Or A Protest – This Republican Actually Wants To Grant Corporations The Right To Vote

It is, I thought, what philosophers would call ‘reductio ad absurdum,’ or the art of taking your argument to its most absurd extreme to show the ridiculousness of your opponent’s side. I was wrong.

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Colorado State Senator Tells Religious Anti-LGBT Bigots To ‘Get Thee To A Nunnery’ (VIDEO)

Colorado State Senator Tells Religious Anti-LGBT Bigots To ‘Get Thee To A Nunnery’ (VIDEO)

It’s no surprise that the National Organization of Marriage believes their right to hate and discriminate supersedes anyone’s right to happiness.

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SCOOTER Store Busted For Medicare Fraud – Or How To Cut Medicare Without Cutting Medicare (VIDEO)

SCOOTER Store Busted For Medicare Fraud – Or How To Cut Medicare Without Cutting Medicare (VIDEO)

President Obama has often said that one way to achieve significant savings, even within so-called ‘entitlement’ programs like Medicare, is to crack down on fraud.

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Irony Alert – Herman Cain Said America Has An ‘Ignorance Problem’ (VIDEO)

Irony Alert – Herman Cain Said America Has An ‘Ignorance Problem’ (VIDEO)

Proving that the GOP’s favorite political weapon is a projector, the man who was proud to be ignorant about ‘Uz-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan,’ is himself a treasure trove of ignorance.

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Disabled Maryland Man Allegedly Murdered By Police For Wanting To See A Movie (VIDEO)

Disabled Maryland Man Allegedly Murdered By Police For Wanting To See A Movie (VIDEO)

Robert Saylor was a 26-year-old man with Down Syndrome. He apparently loved the movie Zero Dark Thirty so much that he wanted to stay for a second showing. For that, he was asphyxiated and killed.

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Arizona Court Rules That You Could Get A DUI If You Smoked Pot Three Weeks Ago (VIDEO)

Arizona Court Rules That You Could Get A DUI If You Smoked Pot Three Weeks Ago (VIDEO)

According to an Arizona appeals court ruling, you might now be guilty of a DUI even if you aren’t currently under the influence.

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Don’t Drive On Tennessee’s I-40 Unless You Want To Be Accused Of Drug Trafficking (VIDEO)

Don’t Drive On Tennessee’s I-40 Unless You Want To Be Accused Of Drug Trafficking (VIDEO)

If there were ever a story that could convince you that the war on drugs has more than run its course, this should be it.

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Cruise Ship ‘Survivor’ Politely Makes CNN Reporter Look Like Shallow Idiot (VIDEO)

Cruise Ship ‘Survivor’ Politely Makes CNN Reporter Look Like Shallow Idiot (VIDEO)

Perhaps if more people would put things in perspective, news could focus on informing instead of entertaining – educating instead of distracting.

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North Carolina Wants To Outlaw Nipples – But Only The Female Kind (VIDEO)

North Carolina Wants To Outlaw Nipples – But Only The Female Kind (VIDEO)

But what about, you know, slippage – or a wardrobe malfunction? NC lawmakers have the answer to that too – pasties, or as one of the male Reps. suggested, duct tape (oooow).

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If You Want To Make The Case For Keeping Your Guns, Stop Threatening To Kill The President (IMAGES)

If You Want To Make The Case For Keeping Your Guns, Stop Threatening To Kill The President (IMAGES)

The NRA, once an advocate for gun safety, has become a safe-haven for people who think only with their guns.

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Pot Might Be Legal, But ‘Please Douse All The Doobies’ In Colorado Senate Hall (VIDEO)

Pot Might Be Legal, But ‘Please Douse All The Doobies’ In Colorado Senate Hall (VIDEO)

You know that marijuana has become mainstream when the issue becomes more about the smoke than the toke, even in the state’s Senate chambers.

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Colorado Governor Tells Senate He Drank Fracking Fluid – On Purpose (AUDIO)

Colorado Governor Tells Senate He Drank Fracking Fluid – On Purpose (AUDIO)

Hickenlooper’s cocktail was provided by Halliburton’s oil division.

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After The Repeal Of DADT – LGBT People Are Still Second Class Military Personnel

After The Repeal Of DADT – LGBT People Are Still Second Class Military Personnel

There’s plenty in the memo for everyone, including civil rights advocates and right-wing Christian bigots, to hate.

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The State Of The Union – A Tale Of A Bipartisan Visionary

The State Of The Union – A Tale Of A Bipartisan Visionary

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, viewers had a peek into the President’s psyche. He spoke of a country whose greatness is not a relic of the past.

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Late On Rent? Off To Jail You Go

Late On Rent? Off To Jail You Go

Debtor’s prisons were abolished in the United States over a century and a half ago, yet the justice system keeps finding creative ways to ensure that the poor will spend more than their share of time behind bars.

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Facebook Co-Founder’s Husband Running For Congress (VIDEO)

Facebook wedding photo of Eldridge and Hughes.

If Eldridge wins, at 27, he will presumably be the youngest Congressman.

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Grab The Popcorn – Ron Paul Vs. Paulbots At The UN (That’s Right, The UN) (VIDEO)

Grab The Popcorn – Ron Paul Vs. Paulbots At The UN (That’s Right, The UN) (VIDEO)

How can he on one hand take advantage of the resources available to him while on the other hand demanding that they be taken from others?

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