Blog Profile / Political Mojo


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Could This Bill Prevent Another "Gamergate"?

The United States government has a pretty poor track record when it comes to tackling violent online threats: Between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors pursued only 10 of some 2.5 million estimated cases of cyber-stalking, according to Rep. Show More Summary

Rick Perry Kicks Off Presidential Campaign with a Rap-Country Ballad

Two felony counts for abuse of power and coercion charges by an Austin grand jury aren't the only new features of Rick Perry's second run for the White House. His official launch today also debuted quite the campaign song, adding a little bit of country and a little bit of rap to his bid. Show More Summary

This Is What the FBI Really Thought About LBJ's Top Civil Rights Lawyer

Few people in the federal government did as much for the civil rights movement as John Doar. As a lawyer in the Department of Justice, he rode through the South with the Freedom Riders in 1961, investigated the murders of three civil...Show More Summary

Listen to a Honduran Coyote Tell You All About Last Year's Child Migrant Crisis

"You think the gringos are going to block that border? They're not going to block it, man." So says "Carlos," a Honduran smuggler interviewed in the latest story from Radio Ambulante, the Spanish-language podcast created by novelist and journalist Daniel Alarcón. Show More Summary

Switching to the Metric System Is Officially a Presidential Campaign Issue

Lincoln Chafee kicked off his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday in Virginia by promising to fight climate change, curb extra-judicial assassinations, and switch the United States to the metric system. Wait,...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren's "Most Watched" Video Is Absolutely Fantastic

Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren participated in a conference hosted by tech website Re/Code, where she was asked a policy question about infrastructure spending. What followed was an incredibly powerful response that touched upon...Show More Summary

Google's New Diversity Stats Are Only Slightly Less Embarrassing Than They Were Last Year

Around this time last year, Google shocked Silicon Valley by voluntarily releasing statistics on the diversity of its workforce. The move helped shame other large tech companies into doing the same, and the picture that emerged wasn't...Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee Wishes He Lied About Being Transgender So He Could Have Showered with High School Girls

While speaking at a religious convention in Nashville earlier this year, Mike Huckabee's trademark candor reached a new level of absurdity, as he joked about wishing he "could have felt like a woman" back in high school…in order to get...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Delivers Good News for Abusive Trolls

Trolls and libertarians rejoice. In a highly-watched case that explored the tough question of what distinguishes protected free speech from illegal threats, the Supreme Court on Monday made it harder for the government to prosecute individuals...Show More Summary

Why Bernie Sanders Was Talking About Fifty Shades of Grey on Meet the Press

This wasn't the way Bernie Sanders expected to conclude the first week of his presidential campaign—comparing a 1972 essay he wrote for the Vermont Freeman to E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. But the article, first reported in Mother...Show More Summary

Beau Biden, the Vice President's Son, Has Died

RIP: Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, the son of Vice President Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for several years. Biden, 46, the oldest son of the vice president and the...Show More Summary

Martin O'Malley Is Running for President. Here's What You Need to Know

The wait is over. Martin O'Malley is running for president. The former Maryland governor formally kicked off his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday in Baltimore, the city he served as mayor for six years. O'Malley,...Show More Summary

A New Poll Has Good News for Pro-Choicers

After seven years on the outs, choice is back. For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans identify as pro-choice (50 percent) than pro-life (44 percent), according to a Gallup poll released Friday. "This is the first...Show More Summary

US Officially Removes Cuba From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

On Friday, the State Department announced the decision to drop Cuba from a list of states sponsoring terrorism. The official press release: In December 2014, the President instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a review...Show More Summary

Editor of Leading Conservative Magazine Declares That "Some Black Lives Don't Matter" to Activists

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review magazine, has a plan for restoring stability to America's currently troubled inner cities: Arrest and imprison more black people. It's basically a long-running conservative argument, but can we get...Show More Summary

Nebraska Becomes First GOP-Dominated State in 40 Years to Repeal the Death Penalty

Nebraska legislators on Wednesday overrode the Republican governor's veto to repeal the state's death penalty, a major victory for a small but growing conservative movement to end executions. The push to end capital punishment divided...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Says Mandatory Ultrasounds Are "Just a Cool Thing" for Women

After months of keeping a low profile for a man very likely running for president, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is back in the headlines today with quite the outrageous quote. Walker, who was speaking in defense of a controversial abortion...Show More Summary

Your City Is Probably Not Going to Be Hit By A Terrorist Attack

Americans are understandably terrified of terror attacks. But good news! These fears have nothing to do with actual data. According to a new tool released last week, no US cities are among the world's 50 most at risk of terror attacks. The...Show More Summary

Texas Wants Its Own Fort Knox

Texas independence—or paranoia—strikes again. In recent years, some Lone Star officials, including former Gov. Rick Perry, have flirted with secession. Last month the new Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, asked the state national...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Has the Most Glorious 404 Error Page Ever

Think you've landed on the wrong page of Bernie Sanders' campaign site? Fear not. In order to help guide you back to the page you were trying to reach, Sanders, who just announced his presidential bid, created the most terrific error page of any 2016 candidate. Show More Summary

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