Keep Bossy, Ban Pink Ribboning

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Tina Dupuy: The problem with Pink Ribboning is it alleviates alarm by giving people something easy yet empty to do. It softens the concerned, warding off a real response. Done. Next issue.

GOP Loves Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Putin combines all the decisiveness of the no-apology Bush with all the Winter Olympics accolades of no-apology Mitt Romney.

Legitimizing Rape

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Tina Dupuy: We have a simplistic view of sexual assault: Rape is done by bad people. We don’t like bad people. If we like people, they can’t be bad and therefore can’t really be rapists.

The GOP Psyche: An Explainer

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GOP Psyche — They had always believed if liberals just stepped out of the way conservative alchemy would usher in a new golden age.

5 Progressive Holiday Wishes

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Progressive Holidays — What would this season be like if saying “happy holidays” instead of merry Christmas was no longer controversial?

What Peace Looks Like

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Obama Peace Prize — If Americans wanted their president to hobble around singing “Bomb Iran” we had that choice.

Breaking Google’s Monopoly

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Tina Dupuy: Since Google’s search engine is by definition a natural monopoly, it should therefore be seen as a public utility, a private sector company providing a public service subjected to following certain rules.

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