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.

Laundry’s For Girls! Men Aren’t Even Allowed In The Laundry Room At This School

Laundry’s For Girls! Men Aren’t Even Allowed In The Laundry Room At This School

In one school in Madrid, Spain, college boys will never learn to do laundry. They aren’t even allowed in the laundry room.

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This 90-Year-Old Mother’s Reaction To Her Son ‘Coming Out’ Will Give You Hope

It's tough to imagine that most straight people have mothers as supportive as Rita Fischer. (Image Credit: ArtWorks)

It’s tough to imagine that most straight people have mothers as supportive as Rita Fischer.

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You’ll Love Part Of What This White House Hopeful Says – And Be Horrified By The Rest (VIDEO)

You’ll Love Part Of What This White House Hopeful Says – And Be Horrified By The Rest (VIDEO)

This unholy spawn of Michele Bachmann and Bernie Sanders makes some good points – he is also very, very frightening.

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Would You Recognize A Family Member If They Were Homeless? (VIDEO)

It's easy to forget a homeless person is human. (Image Credit: Candid Slice)

It’s easy to forget that a homeless person is human.

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This Is What Happens When Our Favorite Scientist And Our Favorite Atheist Disagree (VIDEO)

Photo by Brucefpressphotography

As often happens when rational people argue, you’ll probably find yourself agreeing with both of them.

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Crazy Republican Congressman Wants You To Believe Obamacare Puts You On Lists To Die (VIDEO)

Crazy Republican Congressman Wants You To Believe Obamacare Puts You On Lists To Die (VIDEO)

Louis Gohmert (R-TX) is adorable – if you have a penchant for rabid gerbils.

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If You Are A Supporter Of LGBT Rights, This Will Make You Furious (VIDEO)

If You Are A Supporter Of LGBT Rights, This Will Make You Furious (VIDEO)

You Might Be Amazed At Who Can Still Be Fired – 50 Years After The Civil Rights Act

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In One Short Sentence, A GOP Senator Describes Everything That’s Wrong With Republicans (VIDEO)

In One Short Sentence, A GOP Senator Describes Everything That’s Wrong With Republicans (VIDEO)

Once Again, A GOP Senator Proves He Doesn’t Give A S*** About Anyone Else.

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PROOF That Obama Was Born In Kenya – Or Not (VIDEOS)

PROOF That Obama Was Born In Kenya – Or Not (VIDEOS)

A Facebook page believes they have answered the question of the decade. Where was President Obama born? According to a video they’ve ‘uncovered,’ the answer – right from the horse’s mouth – is Kenya.

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History Channel’s Satan Looks Remarkably Like President Obama

History Channel’s Satan Looks Remarkably Like President Obama

The odd casting choice for Satan has put the History Channel on the defensive for its successful miniseries called, ‘The Bible.’

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Amidst Lies Lies And More Lies, Ann Coulter Calls Bill Clinton ‘Forcible Rapist’ (VIDEO)

Amidst Lies Lies And More Lies, Ann Coulter Calls Bill Clinton ‘Forcible Rapist’ (VIDEO)

For true meanness, none can top the queen, Ms. Ann Coulter. And in true form, she didn’t disappoint.

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GOP Rep. Turns Against Marriage Equality Convert, Rob Portman (VIDEO)

Photo of Representative Tim Huelskamp from Politico. http://www.politico.com//story/2013/06/rep-tim-huelskamp-to-file-constitutional-amendment-to-restore-doma-93430.html

Not all in the Republican party think Portman’s familial support is the right thing to do.

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Michele Bachmann Wants To Cure Alzheimer’s By Lowering Taxes (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann Wants To Cure Alzheimer’s By Lowering Taxes (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) sounded almost like a Democrat (or at least a heal the sick sort of Christian) for nearly a minute and 20 seconds.

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CPAC Devolves Into Defending Slavery And Segregation In A Forum About Racial Tolerance (VIDEO)

Image of Terry (in plaid) and Heimbach (with Confederate flag tee) courtesy of Talking Points Memo

Even with discounting the out and out racists such as Terry and his friend Heimbach, it’s clear that conservatives have absolutely no idea how to address minorities.

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Poor Poor Marco Rubio – People Are Always Picking On Him Because He Hates Gay People (VIDEO)

Poor Poor Marco Rubio – People Are Always Picking On Him Because He Hates Gay People (VIDEO)

In Rubio’s world, respect is a one-way street.

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Family Research Council Head Wants Unmarried People To Be Punished For Having Sex (AUDIO)

Family Research Council Head Wants Unmarried People To Be Punished For Having Sex (AUDIO)

Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, thinks the war on women doesn’t go far enough. He wants to extend it to men.

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Bill Maher – In America, Being A Vegetarian Is ‘Worse Than Being Gay’ (VIDEO)

Bill Maher – In America, Being A Vegetarian Is ‘Worse Than Being Gay’ (VIDEO)

Beside the fact that Republicans were dining with Barack Obama, the big, controversial news of the evening was that someone *gasp* special ordered a vegetarian meal.

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Homeless, Black, And Sentenced To Prison For Trying To Be A Good Mother

Previously homeless Tonya McDowell now has a taxpayer funded home behind bars.

While Americans sat watching Rand Paul drone on about the injustice of what might or might not happen to American citizens, actual flesh and blood American citizens are losing their freedom for crimes no greater than simply being poor.

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BEWILDERING – Guy In Mitch McConnell Mask Doing Harlem Shake – And The Campaign Approves (VIDEOS)

Introducing the fun Mitch McConnell.

Rather than attempt to understand the needs of their non-rich, non-white, non-male constituency, they pander.

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‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Threatens Walmart Employees Over Rejected $1.00 Coupon

Mary Frances Alday from The Smoking Gun

Northern Florida, Walmart, rejected coupon, gun. Yes, some stories really do write themselves.

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