Megan Carpentier


No, I Want MY Country Back, A**holes

By: Saturday June 5, 2010 8:34 pm

One of the more inane rallying cries of the tea partiers, Obama-haters and conservative wingnuts — and, really, that’s saying something — is that they want “their” country back. Back from what or from whom, well, they never quite say it out loud, or how exactly it is that this country supposedly differs from the [...]

Worrying Unemployment Report Should Scare Democrats

By: Friday June 4, 2010 10:15 am

Today’s unemployment numbers, despite the top-line analysis that the economy added 431,000 jobs, is nothing to cheer about. Analysts expected the economy to add more than 500,000 jobs overall, with an average of 188,000 in the private sector. Instead the private sector created only a net 41,000 jobs, and the report instead highlights the 411,000 [...]

Why Rue McClanahan (And Blanche Devereaux) Won’t Be Forgotten

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 2:30 pm

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, actress Rue McClanahan passed away today at the age of 76 of a stroke. Like the younger and more technically-savvy Justin Bieber, McClanahan became a trending topic on Twitter within hours of her death (and, in fact, as I write this, she was 4 of the top 10 trending [...]

Or, You Could Just Not Cheat

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 2:13 pm

CNN’s Stephanie Chen wrote this article about how divorce attorneys and private investigators are increasingly using social networking sites (like Facebook and Twitter) to prove spouses are cheating or lying. Basically, social networking just allows cheaters to be extra stupid about hiding it: witness the story about the husband who blocked his wife on Facebook [...]

Tea Partiers, Republicans And The Supreme Court Hate Your Rights

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 3:30 pm

Tea partiers and Republicans like to pretend that they are all about rights and the Constitution, but in reality, they only care about the rights they themselves plan on exercising. Freedom of religion? Sure, as long as they have the freedom to impose their religious beliefs on you (hello, anti-abortion and abstinence-only activists!) and can [...]

Infant Mortality Study Shows How Our Health Care System Fails Women And Children

By: Monday May 31, 2010 8:30 am

America is, by all standards, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet, on a daily basis, the supposed benefits of living and being born into this standard of living are not felt by many of this society’s most vulnerable members. And yet, for all the talk by anti-abortion activists of how “pro-life” [...]

5 Things You Won’t Learn About The UAE From “Sex And The City 2″

By: Sunday May 30, 2010 1:41 pm

Admittedly, I am not a Sex And The City fan. Like many people, I’ve seen my share of episodes; like many women, I watched some of those with friends. But between the obsession with Cosmos and their utter ignorance of DSW — let alone the broadly-drawn caricatures of the “types” of women and the ever-present [...]