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.

Stephen Colbert Super PAC Runs Pro-Herman Cain Ad (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert Super PAC Runs Pro-Herman Cain Ad (VIDEO)

One of the most interesting, entertaining and even game-changing aspects of this year’s election season will be the activities of Stephen Colbert’s (er, sorry, FEC), Jon Stewart’s Super PAC.

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On The Day We Remember A Leader Of Peace, Romney Campaigns With White Supremacist (VIDEO)

On The Day We Remember A Leader Of Peace, Romney Campaigns With White Supremacist (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney has chosen this day, a day when we reflect and remember King’s message, a day when we measure the progress toward King’s dream, to campaign to society’s lowest common denominator, the anti-MLK’s, the most racist of the Republican party.

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BREAKING NEWS: Jon Huntsman Ending Presidential Bid

BREAKING NEWS: Jon Huntsman Ending Presidential Bid

According to the New York Times, Jon Huntsman is dropping out of the GOP Presidential race.

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Bill Maher Drinks The Ron Paul Kool-Aid – Conveniently Ignoring Paul’s Domestic Policy (VIDEO)

Bill Maher Drinks The Ron Paul Kool-Aid – Conveniently Ignoring Paul’s Domestic Policy (VIDEO)

I sometimes like Bill Maher. I sometimes think Bill Maher spends so much time in his $500 an ounce herbal haze, that he has no idea what matters to real people. Last night’s Real Time was one of those times.

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Follow The Money – Bain Capital Owns Most Conservative And Some Liberal Radio Stations

Follow The Money – Bain Capital Owns Most Conservative And Some Liberal Radio Stations

If a Presidential candidate isn’t well liked by the Republican establishment, there is one simple way to ensure that that candidate will be supported by the voices of the Republican establishment; buy them.

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Stephen Colbert Running For President! – Maybe (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert Running For President! – Maybe (VIDEO)

For several months now, Stephen Colbert has been shining a satirical light on Citizens United and our, face it, completely anti-democratic electoral system. He started by forming a Super PAC, which allowed him to essentially raise unlimited cash and pretty much do whatever he wanted with it.

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MTV Fabricates Support For Ron Paul

MTV Fabricates Support For Ron Paul

According to the organizers, only about four or five people were Ron Paul supporters. Imagine the surprise of the organizers and the poets when they read this headline, ‘Ron Paul Inspires Poetry,’

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If A Joyful Scream Ends Howard Dean, Should Romney Be Seen When To His Pup He Was Mean? (VIDEO)

If A Joyful Scream Ends Howard Dean, Should Romney Be Seen When To His Pup He Was Mean? (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney has a dog problem. More broadly, Mitt Romney has a humanity problem, as in it still hasn’t been determined whether he is actually human.

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Scary Fox Nation Scares Its Readers Over Scary Van Jones

Scary Fox Nation Scares Its Readers Over Scary Van Jones

The racists on the right don’t even have to try anymore. All they need to do is add the ‘warning’ in reference a quote from Barack Obama, Michelle Obama or Van Jones and they cower like a Chihuahua during a thunderstorm.

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Did Newt Just Signal That He’s Quitting The GOP Race? (VIDEOS)

Did Newt Just Signal That He’s Quitting The GOP Race? (VIDEOS)

Politico is reporting that Newt Gingrich is backing down on his populist attacks on Romney.

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Pat Buchanan Blames His Ousting On Van Jones And ‘Militant Gays’ (VIDEO)

Pat Buchanan Blames His Ousting On Van Jones And ‘Militant Gays’ (VIDEO)

Buchanan, in a move that would make professional victim Sarah Palin bow at his feet, has chosen to take the road so low that an excavator will have to dig him out. He denies that he was suspended, but nonetheless blames the gays and the ‘people of color’ for his suspension that allegedly didn’t happen.

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Obama’s Failure To Close Gitmo Does Not Make Him The Worst Democratic President

Obama’s Failure To Close Gitmo Does Not Make Him The Worst Democratic President

Many years ago, when I first learned of the Japanese internment camps, which were the result of an executive order by the progressive icon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, I became deeply conflicted. How can someone who I’ve come to revere make such an unjust decision?

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New California Corporate Structure Opens Door For Corporations To Do Good

New California Corporate Structure Opens Door For Corporations To Do Good

As of January 1st, California added another type of corporate structure for companies who want to put doing good above making money. These companies are called, ‘benefit corporations.’

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MSNBC Finally Sees Pat Buchanan As The Bigot He’s Always Been

MSNBC Finally Sees Pat Buchanan As The Bigot He’s Always Been

The crotchety old man excuse might work for the family bigot, but when that family bigot has a platform that reaches millions? That is the point it stops being, ‘uncle Pat just being uncle Pat,’ and starts giving a voice of legitimacy to the KKK and to Neo-Nazis.

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Santorum Says Sick People Should Have To Pay More For Insurance (VIDEO)

Santorum Says Sick People Should Have To Pay More For Insurance (VIDEO)

Rick Santorum thinks it’s just fine that these people should have to go without insurance or pay more for insufficient coverage. In fact, he says that preexisting conditions are due to lifestyle choices.

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Florida Republican Introduces Bill Criminalizing Abortion – Calling For Life In Prison

Florida Republican Introduces Bill Criminalizing Abortion – Calling For Life In Prison

At 10%, Florida has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Rather than deal with the difficult issues, one Florida lawmaker chose to fling red meat to the state’s rabid religious right (and presumably the for-profit prison industry), in hopes that they would be distracted from their dollar menu diets and untreated illnesses.

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Santorum Claims We All Misheard Him – He’s Against Helping ‘Blah People’ (VIDEO)

Santorum Claims We All Misheard Him – He’s Against Helping ‘Blah People’ (VIDEO)

In a campaign setting in Iowa, Presidential contender, Rick Santorum was caught on video saying that he didn’t want to ‘make black people’s lives better’ by providing public assistance. But is that what he said? You judge.

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Tea Party Darling Scott Brown Attacks Gingrich For Being Too Extreme And Sides With Obama

Tea Party Darling Scott Brown Attacks Gingrich For Being Too Extreme And Sides With Obama

In a moment of clarity, Scott Brown (R-MA), called out Newt Gingrich on his statements about the Supreme Court, in which he said that Congress should be able to impeach sitting members of the court, after placing them under arrest, for disagreeable rulings.

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Obama Recess Appointment Fills Consumer Watchdog Post – The Left Whines

Obama Recess Appointment Fills Consumer Watchdog Post – The Left Whines

Senate Republicans have been doing what Senate Republicans do best, obstructing the progress that Obama tries to accomplish. Today, the President took action. Expect more in the future.

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Bachmann Out – Can A Woman Achieve The White House?

Bachmann Out – Can A Woman Achieve The White House?

After receiving just 5% of the vote (last place among the major contenders) in last night’s Iowa caucus, Michele Bachmann has called it quits. Bachmann’s been floundering for a while, but still, I find myself a little melancholy this morning. The only woman in the race is gone and I wonder if she ever stood a chance.

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