In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>
U.S. Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, is not a subtle man. So when he announced that he would boycott a GOP fund-raising dinner because Senator Ted Cruz will be attending, it's not surprising he talked to BuzzFeed about it. "I don't think we should be acknowledging people who are vo ... More >>
There was an interesting, widely under-reported battle going on in the state legislature this morning, and it hinged around consistently badass Fort Worth state Senator Wendy Davis. Back in January, Davis filed SB 248, a bill that would bring the Lilly Ledbetter Act to Texas. The Lily Ledbetter Fair ... More >>
I don't mean to get too weepy here, so soon after Valentine's Day, but I think this is true, and important: You never forget your first viral-video dance meme. I'm sorry, "Harlem Shake" partisans, but it's true. Whether it was "Call Me Maybe," all the way back in 2012, or "Gangnam Style," all the wa ... More >>
Last Thursday, New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks said Republicans, smarting from Mitt Romney's defeat, have learned their lesson and are undergoing what Brooks described as a "glasnost," a term defined by Merriam-Webster as, "a Soviet policy permitting open discussion of political a ... More >>
All you ambitious students out there, please take time to understand what Governor Rick Perry is really doing to you when he says he wants to help you graduate from college. It's the opposite. See also: - Rick Perry's Manufactured Miracle What Perry really wants to do is the same old thing he has ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
And do teachers discriminate against students with Hispanic first names?
It's not just that Rick Perry screwed up in a debate. He is asking supporters to invest millions of dollars in his campaign. When savvy big donors have their phones in their hands about to send the money, they're all asking themselves the presidential timber question: Has he got the stuff? ... More >>