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.

Florida And South Carolina: Newt Ahead Of Romney, Obama Ahead Of Them All

Florida And South Carolina: Newt Ahead Of Romney, Obama Ahead Of Them All

It’s still very early in the election season, but in one major swing state and one fairly solidly red state, Newt is looking quite a bit better than Romney, the nearest Republican competitor, and Obama is looking better than either.

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Another Outrageous Obama/Nazi Comparison (IMAGE)

Another Outrageous Obama/Nazi Comparison (IMAGE)

‘Arbeit Macht Frei.’ Literally translated, the words mean, ‘Work makes (one) free.’ Taken out of context, these words, while perhaps harshly industrialist, are innocent enough. However, history has placed these words in a very real, and for many, viscerally horrifying context.

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Lowe’s Home Improvement Store Succumbs To Hate

Lowe’s Home Improvement Store Succumbs To Hate

Every day, these loyal American Muslims have to fight the stereotype that all Muslims are out to destroy the Western world. They are forced off airplanes because fellow passengers are uncomfortable with their dress. They are harassed by otherwise law-abiding citizens…just because 19 hijackers (the tiniest fraction of the world’s 1.57 billion Muslim population) attacked our country.

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10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

Donald Trump is getting dissed by the Republican candidates…at least most of them. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have RSVPd. Even Michele Bachmann turned down his invite. The Donald is hurt.

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They Threw A War On Christmas And I Wasn’t Invited (VIDEO)

They Threw A War On Christmas And I Wasn’t Invited (VIDEO)

As the girl with the Jewish father (even before being Jewish was cool), Protestant(ish) mother and agnostic beliefs, I’m used to getting left out. But you’d think this War on Christmas would be right up my alley, right? Every day, my breath is bated, waiting for my recruitment papers. But alas, nothing.

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Michele Bachmann Offers Dating Advice (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann Offers Dating Advice (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann, the woman running for the most powerful office in the world, told Sean Hannity’s radio audience that girls should be submissive and wait for the boys to call.

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‘Godless Heathen’ Responds To Rick Perry Ad (VIDEO)

‘Godless Heathen’ Responds To Rick Perry Ad (VIDEO)

This year’s batch of Republican Presidential candidates seem to be in a race for something other than just the Presidency. They seem to be in a race to offend the entire American population.

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Rick Perry Fires Wayward Shot In War On Christmas (VIDEO)

Rick Perry Fires Wayward Shot In War On Christmas (VIDEO)

Who says the Republicans have ended American manufacturing? They have created an entire new industry out of manufactured indignation over manufactured wars, like the War on Families, the War on Christmas and the War on Religion. It’s too bad that the only jobs their manufacturing provides is for Presidential candidates and political pundits.

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Los Angeles Takes First Step To End Corporate Personhood. The Second Step Is To Reelect Obama

Los Angeles Takes First Step To End Corporate Personhood. The Second Step Is To Reelect Obama

This week, the Los Angeles City Council became the first municipality to vote to end Corporate Personhood. The resolution, as backed by a group called, Move to Amend, is a localized attempt to try and overturn Citizens United, the controversial Supreme Court ruling which allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections.

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Conservatives Recognizing Huntsman As Conservative. When Will Liberals?

Conservatives Recognizing Huntsman As Conservative. When Will Liberals?

Jon Huntsman doesn’t strut around the debate stage saying ‘illegals should be electrocuted’ or ‘Obama is a Marxist, fascist, Muslim.’ He doesn’t have a catchy and overly simplistic motto like 9-9-9, but don’t let his rational appearance fool you into believing he’s one of us.

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Gingrich Chastises ‘Lazy’ Poor Children (VIDEO)

Gingrich Chastises ‘Lazy’ Poor Children (VIDEO)

Last month, Newt Gingrich advocated putting our children to work as school janitors. Just in case you thought someone slipped something into his Wheaties that morning, Gingrich doubled down on his statement, calling poor children ‘lazy,’ saying they have no work ethic.

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Jon Stewart Punks Jon Huntsman

Jon Stewart Punks Jon Huntsman

On Tuesday, the floundering candidate threw a Twitter town hall. All questions were to go to #Q4Jon. Stewart, being Jon Stewart, decided to tell his Twitter followers to send their questions to…Jon Hamm.

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Amnesty International Calls For Bush Arrest; FOX Reacts

Amnesty International Calls For Bush Arrest; FOX Reacts

Reuters reports that Amnesty International has called for the arrest of George W. Bush during his visit to Africa later this month.

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls NYPD His ‘Own Army’

Mayor Bloomberg Calls NYPD His ‘Own Army’

Last night, Billionaire media mogul turned billionaire Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said something that many of us who have followed Occupy Wall Street, and I assume many that live in Harlem, have suspected for a while, ‘I have my own army in the NYPD.’

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Is It Time To Go A Step Further? Is It Time For A General Strike?

Is It Time To Go A Step Further? Is It Time For A General Strike?

I once had a boss who refused to give me a raise the year he and his wife bought a big, expensive house. ‘You have done a great job for us this year. I don’t know what we’d do without you, but we just can’t afford it right now,’ he said.

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Six Year Old Wisconsin Boy Being Prosecuted For Playing Doctor, With A Five Year Old

Six Year Old Wisconsin Boy Being Prosecuted For Playing Doctor, With A Five Year Old

Parents of a five-year-old girl in Grant County, Wisconsin are pressing charges for first-degree sexual assault against a then six-year-old (now seven-year-old) boy. The accusation? Playing doctor with their daughter.

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BREAKING NEWS: Cain Mutiny – Is He About To Jump Ship?

BREAKING NEWS: Cain Mutiny – Is He About To Jump Ship?

After allegations of a 13 year affair, Herman Cain is ‘reassessing’ his Presidential campaign.

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Herman Cain Releases 9-9-9, The Movie

Herman Cain Releases 9-9-9, The Movie

A five minute 50 second ‘movie’ which attempts to explain Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan was just released to YouTube.

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Group Tries To Recruit Sarah Palin To Presidency

Group Tries To Recruit Sarah Palin To Presidency

Sarah Palin has publicly stated that she will not run for President in 2012, but some are saying ‘never say never.’ A group who calls themselves Conservatives4Palin is attempting to draft the former 1/2 term Governor of Alaska into the Presidential fray.

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Herman Cain Thanks God His Doctor Wasn’t A Muslim

Herman Cain Thanks God His Doctor Wasn’t A Muslim

Herman Cain has a Muslim problem. He won’t appoint Muslims to his cabinet, or maybe he will, as long as they’re not extremist. But…he thinks most of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims (22% of the world’s population) are extremist. Personally, I find 100% of Herman Cain supporters to be extremist, but that’s another issue.

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