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Favorite Book: Gone with the Wind
Things you <3: This is better defined by the things I hate: mingolf, scattergories, and exclamation points. and genocide.
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5 Contemporary Political Headlines That Already Happened
It was the wise George Santayana who said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In no arena is this truer than American politics (unless, of course, you count The Real Housewives of.... franchise). Over and over again, we fight the same battles and wage the same wars. And every once in a while, when you really think that an issue has been beaten to death, that it has irrevocably been decided (like say, forced sterilization or women's suffrage), it jumps...
8 Statements About Senator Jon Kyl That Aren't Intended as Factual Statements
The men and women of the United State Congress recently averted a federal government shutdown. With only minutes to spare, they agreed on a budget and decided to leave the age-old question of whether or not teenagers and low-income women should be allowed to have access to birth control and medical treatment for another day. We elected these people for a reason. Some strong words were said during the cluster!%$& that was Prelude to a Shutdown and emotions were running high. Now that we have...
5 Totally Healthy (and Definitely Not Self-Destructive) Ways to Get Over a Break-Up
He broke up with you. Let's get that out of the way first. It was probably over gchat or text message, and there's a chance that you are angrier about the mode of break-up than the actual dissolution of the relationship. This is because in your head, you are above all of that technology crap. Make broad statements about how the internet has destroyed intimacy.
7 Reasons Why the Discovery of the First Alien Fossils was a Major Letdown
I like a good alien story as much as the next person. In fact, after spending a year living in New Mexico and holding a brief friendship with a man who claimed his dad saw the spaceship crash in Roswell, my enthusiasm for extraterrestrial tales is above average. So I was super stoked when I saw the headlines a couple weeks ago reporting that NASA scientist Richard Hoover found aliens fossils on a meteor. I eagerly clicked through articles hoping to read about a chance encounter with another civilization which was, perhaps, exactly like ours only the opposite.
More Cowbell; Less Governor Walker
Last week, the events in Wisconsin went from revolutionary to just plain ridiculous. Under the cover of night, with 14 Democratic Senators still hiding out over state lines, Governor Scott Walker and his loyal band of Republicans passed their anti-collective bargaining bill. After almost a month of claiming that government employees needed to give up their collective bargaining rights in order to get the state budget under control, Senate Republicans changed their minds. Oops.
9 of the Most Famous Political Sex Scandals Throughout History
It might be a short reign for Speaker of the House John Boehner. The National Enquirer is reporting that he has been entangled with at least two women in the last few years, including Washington lobbyist Lisbeth Lyons. In honor of this scandal and the did they/didn't they of American politics, here is a look back at some of my favorite sex scandals throughout history. Some ruined marriages, some ruined careers, and some just ruined airport bathrooms for the rest of us.
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