“I am supporting the good Secretary Clinton…” I say to the self-disclosed conservative male in the passenger seat, avoiding eye-contact and flattening my voice out of its typical shrillness. At my liberal arts college in southwest Virginia, the student body tends to be either militant Bernie supporters or Facebook Republicans — those students who are too afraid of the Bernie Bros to admit to liking Ted Cruz outside of the Internet.
The windy city’s political donor class is disproportionately and overwhelmingly made up of rich white men with a penchant for austerity and budget cuts, according to the first-ever municipal-level study of race, class and gender disparities in buying elections.
Sean McElwee of the public policy organization Demos found that, during the 2015 mayoral race, candidates received “more than 92% of their funds from donors giving $1,000 or more.” A stunning 88 percent of these big donors were white, in a city where white people comprise just 39 percent of the population.
Everything you’ve been told about the war on women is a lie—at least, according to one Republican legislator.
Wisconsin House Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) claimed that the biggest danger facing women and girls today isn’t the right-wing attack on their reproductive rights; it’s being forced to use the restroom with transgender people.
One of the consistently great bands of the last few decades, The Jayhawks have brought country folk together with electrified British-style rock and various other strands since the mid-‘80s. On some of their work, the voices of Gary Louris and Mark Olson added an Everly Brothers-like quality to the strong playing and memorable songwriting.
Today, a certain R-Rated Sony Comedy gains a host of comedienne talent. Ilana Glazer ("Broad City"), Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live," "Ghostbusters"), and Jillian Bell ("Idiotsitter," "The Night Before") have joined the film currently titled "Rock That Body," which currently stars Scarlett Johansson ("Lost In Translation," "Lucy") and Zoe Kravitz ("Mad Max: Fury Road," "Dope").
(Read beware: Like winter, spoilers are coming.) Last night's episode of "Game of Thrones" was, for once, notable not only for its deaths (sorry not sorry, Roose Bolton) but for a certain resurrection that was easy to predict but exciting nevertheless: Yes, the murdered Jon Snow has been brought back to life by Melisandre.