BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 26, 2012
The always-controversial Lena Dunham strikes again with a new campaign ad for Barack Obama, in which she compares voting for the first time to losing your virginity.
In the video, called “Your First Time,” Lena says, “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy.” She goes on to list reasons to vote for Obama: health insurance, access to birth control, bringing the troops home from Iraq, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, and gay marriage.
“My first time voting was amazing,” Lena says. “It was this line in the sand. Before, I was a girl. Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Sep 08, 2012
When I first started watching this anti-Obama video, I thought it was satire. Given the hideous acting and low production values, it was a pretty safe assumption. I expected the familiar face of a comedian (maybe someone from the Daily Show) to come on screen and say something that would make it clear that the people behind the video knew how idiotic and ignorant it was. But no, this is a real thing. I'd try to explain how absurd it is, but it’s only 31 seconds long, so just watch it for yourself, and maybe add another “dislike. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on May 23, 2012
Over the last several months, we’ve seen one example after another of Republican politicians introducing (and passing) bills that strip away women’s access to affordable birth control, abortion, equal pay, and more. Still, this weekend, former news anchor Campbell Brown, apparently spurred by Obama's commencement speech at Barnard, accused him of adopting a condescending tone while trying to court women voters. What's more, she questioned whether or not the War on Women, and the flurry of media attention it is getting, really even matter in the upcoming election. Read More