Articles by: Wendy Gittleson
Wendy is one of the luckiest people on the planet. She actually gets to make a living out of two of her greatest passions, writing and politics. When she's not writing, she's hiking with her dogs, riding her bike or cooking a great meal with her friends or loved one. Follow Wendy on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

David Koch Spokesman Tells Hurricane Sandy Victims To ‘Suck It Up’

David Koch Spokesman Tells Hurricane Sandy Victims To ‘Suck It Up’

While David Koch is telling people who have lost their homes, arguably partly caused by the global climate change actions of his company, to ‘suck it up,’ he is sucking off the government teat.

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Man Protests Sandy Hook Shooting By Cutting Up NRA Card (VIDEO)

Man Protests Sandy Hook Shooting By Cutting Up NRA Card (VIDEO)

Since the brutal and tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school, the nation has been in a state of turmoil. Even some life-long NRA supporters are having a change of heart.

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It’s Not About Mental Illness Or Video Games – It’s Only About The Guns

It’s Not About Mental Illness Or Video Games – It’s Only About The Guns

Focusing on guns may be a bandaid approach, but bandaids actually do help heal.

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Man Tries ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense For Shooting A Guy Over Pizza

Michael Jock - 'Stood his Ground' over pizza.

While it’s easy to address assault weapons as an unnecessary source of killings in our country, gun discussion needs to be comprehensive.

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Another NRA Talking Point Bites The Dust – Guns Becoming Deadlier Than Cars

Another NRA Talking Point Bites The Dust – Guns Becoming Deadlier Than Cars

Guns are so deregulated, thanks to the NRA, that they aren’t even regulated as a consumer product.

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Israeli Teachers Are Armed And Other Stupid Right-Wing Myths

Israeli Teachers Are Armed And Other Stupid Right-Wing Myths

Perhaps there are lessons to be learned from Israel.

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Nevada Lawmaker (And General Right-Wing Reaction) – Arm All The Teachers (VIDEO)

Nevada Lawmaker (And General Right-Wing Reaction) – Arm All The Teachers (VIDEO)

The right-wing wants to make sure that there are more guns in volatile situations.

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Jon Stewart Answers Those Who Say ‘Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control’ (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Answers Those Who Say ‘Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control’ (VIDEO)

We’ll hold the children in our lives a little closer, but we’ll also talk and we’ll try to find ways to make our country a little safer.

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Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Ass – Joe Lieberman Says Bye Bye To Senate

Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Ass – Joe Lieberman Says Bye Bye To Senate

His farewell speech, emblematic of the Senatorial misfit who was drummed out of the Democratic party but not quite embraced by the Republican party, was a lonely affair.

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Gay Couple Sues After Being Used In Anti-Gay Political Campaign

Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere, on their wedding day, about 2000 from Colorado.

LGBT people, immigrants, minorities, the poor and women, who all have historical experience as political (and literal) punching bags, were made political pawns in the race to hate, specifically from the right.

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Two Faces Of Colorado – Pot Becomes Legal Today, Landlord Raises Rent On Obama Voters (VIDEO & IMAGE)

Two Faces Of Colorado – Pot Becomes Legal Today, Landlord Raises Rent On Obama Voters (VIDEO & IMAGE)

The eclectic mix of pro-pot liberals, civil libertarians and right-wing Teavangelists makes Colorado as interesting as it is beautiful.

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Anti-Choice License Plate Unconstitutional – Anti-Choice Coat Hangers Tragically Ironic

Anti-Choice License Plate Unconstitutional – Anti-Choice Coat Hangers Tragically Ironic

One would think that coat hangers, a reminder of why we should never go back to the pre-Roe vs. Wade dark ages would be the last thing anti-choicers would want to associate themselves with.

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Young Boy Killed By His Father Outside Gun Store

Pennsylvania State Police as they investigate the shooting of seven-year-old Craig Loughrey. Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In 2007, over 3,000 children and teens died from gunfire.

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BREAKING: Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Turns Democrat

Charlie Crist, with his wife Carole at a White House Christmas reception. He is holding a copy of his new voter registration form.

Charlie Crist stole the limelight at a White House Christmas reception when he signed the papers changing his voter registration to ‘Democrat.’

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BREAKING: Senate Republicans Reportedly Block Ratification Of Worldwide Rights For Disabled

A wheelchair-bound war and Senate veteran, Bob Dole, urges the chamber to vote for the rights of disabled people everywhere.

America once led the world on civil rights and other progressive issues. Now, Republican paranoia and obstructionism have turned the United States into a cautionary tale.

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Rush Limbaugh Tells GOP To Stop Negotiating

Rush Limbaugh Tells GOP To Stop Negotiating

Republican party, you are starting to move away from the influence of Grover Norquist. Can you please do the same of Rush Limbaugh?

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Now It’s The Left’s Turn To Turn On Susan Rice?

Now It’s The Left’s Turn To Turn On Susan Rice?

Perhaps these concerns that are coming from the left are a way of giving the President a little breathing room; a way out of nominating Rice without seeming weak.

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China Is Punked By The Onion, Who Named North Korean Leader ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

China Is Punked By The Onion, Who Named North Korean Leader ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

The most recent edition of The Onion went over roughly a billion heads when they named North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, its ‘Sexiest Person Alive.’

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Rick Santorum Is Back – And His New Cause Is To Oppose Rights For His Daughter

Rick Santorum Is Back – And His New Cause Is To Oppose Rights For His Daughter

Perhaps because of his daughter’s young age, he is blissfully unaware of the prejudices that disabled people can face.

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Wendy Gittleson’s Maple Yams

Wendy Gittleson’s Maple Yams

For some, especially the young ones, maple syrup can be an acquired taste, but one definitely worth acquiring.

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