Rachel’s Team Pick: “Theory is different from real life, but it helps us figure out how to live.”
To leave or not to leave, that is the question.
On Election Day, I need to know ALL THE THINGS, and I need to know them RIGHT NOW. But no fear, because of course, there’s an app for that. Several, actually!
Did you even know there was a National Sandwich Day? There is!
In large part, though, more than individual issues, this debate showcased how each candidate would approach the fact that America is only one citizen of the globe, and has to interact with many other nations and governments.
“So while the “binders full of women” were in fact real, and not an imaginary item to be mocked, they weren’t exactly something Mitt can take credit for.”
Rachel’s Team Pick: Because we all know how to do a lot of important things.
“With all due respect that is a bunch of malarkey.”
Anti-Gay Bigots File Lawsuit Against California's Ex-Gay Therapy Ban, Are Unfortunately In Good Company
California is making “ex-gay therapy” history, but unfortunately the rest of the country is still far behind.
“I’m going to live my whole life and die right here in front of my laptop while Romney talks.”
Judge Robert Simpson ruled that “authorities had not done enough to ensure that potential voters had access to the new documents.”
“Clearly, there’s no one better positioned to talk ‘heartland values’ than Tammy.” (It’s actually true, though.)
Making your ramen suck less one day at a time.
Writing about your own experiences, whether it’s through memoir or essay or slam poetry or leaving post-its about the sandwiches your mom used to make for your lunch on lampposts, can be empowering and life-changing, even without anyone else reading it.
If you’re already sitting calmly on your sofa thinking soothing thoughts with a cup of tea, you could be also be crafting!
“But we also believe in something called citizenship citizenship, a word at the very heart of our founding, a word at the very essence of our democracy, the idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations.”
Or, “The One Where Clint Eastwood Does That Thing With The Chair, Oh My God.”
Rachel’s Team Pick: “I know we’re in Florida, buuuut it’s a visor. You’re not supposed to wear these! BEYOND drab.”
Todd Akin is awful, but the idea of “legitimate rape” isn’t going to go away if he does.
Rachel’s Team Pick: In honor of both Pussy Riot and Peaches, please do something punk rock today.
The pastor who helped ex-gay Lisa Miller kidnap her daughter and flee the country was convicted, but Lisa Miller and her daughter still haven’t been located.
The state of Michigan isn’t having a banner year as far as treating its gay citizens equally goes.
“The fact that an openly gay candidate can win by such a large margin speaks to the notion that… voters vote based on the character of the person and their values, not their sexual orientation.”
For people who are too lazy for tablecloths.
Rachel’s Team Pick: Editor Real Talk is back, and possibly even better!