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You're More Comfortable Talking Politics At Work Than Your Parents — Here's Why

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Talking about politics can be awkward — especially in a work setting. Politics are deeply personal, and not everyone wants to air their views on controversial issues while earning a living. These conversations often get pretty heated. Moreover, the…

Kim K Just Admitted Kanye West Knows Nothing About Politics: "I've Educated Him Recently"

ByKelli Boyle
Kim Kardashian finally said what we're all thinking: Kanye West doesn't know politics. In a panel discussion about criminal justice reform with Van Jones on Nov. 14, the makeup mogul talked about her husband's meeting with President Trump and the…

These Voting Apps Help Millennials Cut Through The Bullsh*t In Politics

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Don't know who to vote for? There's an app for that. Well, two apps actually: Crowdpac and Votr. Midterms are in 20 days, and there's a lot at stake. If you haven't been paying attention, don't worry, most of the country doesn't seem to care…

These Savage Memes Perfectly Sum Up How Absurd US Politics Were In 2016

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The United States had quite a year in politics, primarily because of the 2016 presidential election (duh). So much happened in the past 12 months, and it's safe to say the US political system will likely never be the same. For the first time in this…

What 'House Of Cards' Gets Right And Wrong About American Politics

ByJohn Haltiwanger
It's easy to see why "House of Cards" appeals to such a wide audience. The show has managed to take something most Americans are decidedly apathetic about, politics, and make it entertaining. It also doesn't hurt that Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright…

Why Trying To Stay 'Respectable' Ultimately Hurts All Black Women

ByNiki McGloster
Every woman I know fears of saying the wrong thing in front of a boss or styling our hair the "wrong" way for some fancy event. For many black women, that same fear is compounded with a long history of respectability politics for blacks. The…

Ivanka Trump, White House Official, Says She Tries To "Stay Out Of Politics"

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, and an unpaid employee in the White House, says she tries to "stay out of politics." Perhaps she should pursue another career if that's the case? Just saying. Trump appeared on Fox & Friends on…

How The Man Behind Ben & Jerry's Is Fighting Against Money In Politics

ByJohn Haltiwanger
What do chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and campaign finance reform have in common? Ben Cohen, the cofounder of the beloved Ben & Jerry's ice cream company. In 2012, Cohen established Stamp Stampede, a non-profit grassroots organization with…

The 5-Step Plan To Following Politics This Year, Even Though Trump Enrages You

ByReggie Wade
On Tuesday night, the world watched as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama eloquently gave his farewell address. The next morning, the world watched as the soon-to-be 45th president awkwardly and arrogantly gave his first press…

Why Talking Politics On The First Date Won't Land You A Second

BySarah Edelstein
So you met someone at a bar, a club or at the check-out line at Trader Joe's last weekend. Names and numbers are exchanged, dinner is planned and conversations begin to brew. You may have conceived a preliminary script in your head while you were…

4 Reasons Why Millennials Need To Get Involved In Politics Today

ByKeith Fernandez
Millennials are about to start running things. (Go figure; I was just about to start another "Law and Order" marathon.) Our generation is on the cusp of societal leadership. (Us? Yeah, I know; I just got rid of my "Jurassic Park" lunchbox.) We’ve…

These Female Politicians Are Standing Up To Sexual Harassment In Politics

ByYasaman Khorsandi
After allegations of sexual misconduct against producer Harvey Weinstein were made public in early October, a trail of women started coming forward with their own sexual harassment stories Now, women in politics have followed suit and are speaking…

7 Women Who Dumped Their Partners Over Politics Reveal Why They Did

ByGriffin Wynne
For me, attending a Liberal Arts college meant a lot of people asking for non-dairy milk, hating on Lena Dunham, and contemplating "the big questions" like, "Is the personal political?!" and "Should you break up with your partner over politics?"…

Man Flies Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn To Protest Money In Politics (Video)

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Wednesday, Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old mailman from Ruskin, FL, intentionally landed a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn. He did so in protest of money in politics and to garner support for campaign finance reform, Politico reports. According to…

The Optimistic Generation: Why Millennials Are Poised To Redefine American Politics

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Millennials are breaking the trend of bipartisanship in the US, and it seems they may be on track to dramatically change the landscape of American politics. Recent reports from both Pew and Third Way have shown that more Millennials are open to…

Obama Said Men In Politics Are “Getting On His Nerves" & I've Never Related More

ByLara Walsh
Just days after President Donald Trump sparked controversy with his July 16 assertion that he had "no reason" to believe Russia meddled in the election (a statement he walked back a day later), President Barack's Obama's empowering call for action…

This 31-Year-Old Immigrant's Congressional Run Teaches Important Lessons About Politics

ByJoseph Milord
There is no question that July's most notable news headlines have been dominated by President Donald Trump's international trips, televised hearings in Congress, and indictments issued against alleged Russian hackers by the Justice Department. But…

Kanye West Just Renounced Politics In A Big Way On Twitter: "My Eyes Are Now Wide Open"

ByKelli Boyle
Just days after the "Blexit" site launched with merchandise reportedly designed by Kanye West, the rapper is distancing himself from the "Blexit" movement aimed at encouraging black Americans to leave the Democratic party. Kanye West's tweets…

The Politics Of Love: Why Dating And Voting Are Exactly The Same Thing

ByKayla Lunde
People are fed up with the politics where candidates just rip each other apart, and then the voters lose in the end because no one really knows what anybody stands for. — Dennis Kucinich Though different in theory, love and politics affect the…

Protestors March On US Capitol To Demand An End To Money In Politics

ByJohn Haltiwanger
An unprecedented number of protestors were reportedly arrested at the US Capitol on Monday during a massive demonstration against money in politics. The protest, dubbed Democracy Spring,  involved thousands of individuals who marched 10 days and…

Suddenly Secular: Jeb Bush Distances Himself From The Pope's Politics

ByDane Phillips
Jeb Bush wants the keys to the White House, but he has found himself at odds with the man with the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Pope Francis recently issued an encyclical on the environment, criticizing those who do it harm (energy firms,…

Love In The Time Of Politics: 3 Tips For Dating Across Party Lines

ByAudrey Russo
Dating trends in the 21st century have changed the way Millennials view love. Relationships are formulaic and calculated based on compatibility algorithms. And while it's easy to leave the heavy duty number crunching to online dating sites, we have…

The Political Issue You Care About Most, According To Your Zodiac Sign

ByRoya Backlund
Make no mistake, our world is in the middle of some strange times. With former reality TV star Donald Trump as president, impending nuclear Twitter war with Kim Jong-un, and Roe v. Wade under more threat to crumble than ever before, it feels like…

4 Ways Netflix Makes You Care About Politics Without You Realizing It

ByAlexandra Svokos
It happens to the best of us. You're slumped on your couch with chips and a bottle of wine, fully prepared to spend a night with Netflix, distanced from reality and not thinking about anything at all. But next thing you know, you're 57 minutes into…

Why Fighting Over Politics Will Get You Nowhere This Election Season

ByCarly Breitbart
I've never been a confrontational person. In fact, I have mastered the head nod and "I understand where you're coming from" combo when people tell me their opinions are right over mine. But this political season is different. I'm seeing a new side…

Scarlett Johansson Slams Ivanka Trump For 'Cowardly' Response To Dad's Politics

ByAlexandra Svokos
Scarlett Johansson railed against Ivanka Trump at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday afternoon. Johansson was addressing the digital short she did with "Saturday Night Live," in which she depicted the first daughter as being…

Why You Should Never Talk Politics On A First Date (Video)

ByRory Uphold
There are a lot of things that turn me off: cats (allergies!), people who are rude to waiters and people who don't vote. That's right, I said it. People who don't vote are a huge turn off. I often hear, “Never talk about politics, sex or religion.”…

4 Good Reasons Why Arguing Politics On Facebook Is Getting You Nowhere

ByDan C
Facebook has turned into a battleground. Political rhetoric rockets across my feed, colliding with explosive emotional outbursts each time I scroll through. Rather than engaging in such needless conflict, I’ve decided to be a social media…

Democrats And Republicans Debate About Things Other Than Politics

ByRebecca Jones
This election season blows. If I see another article about He Who Must Not Be Named, or watch Hilary attach herself to another hip thing (first it was Lena Dunham, then it was Hamilton), I'm going to curb stomp all my electronic devices. If I'm…

How Donald Trump's Run For Presidency Turns US Politics Into A Charade

ByZuri Irvin
Remember when Gary Coleman ran for governor? He placed eighth in a field of 135 candidates in California's gubernatorial recall election in 2003. Coleman finished ahead of porn star Mary Carey and just behind pornographer Larry Flynt, who ran on a…

6 Tips For Picking A Candidate When You Don't Care About Politics

BySean Palmer
It sends shivers down my spine to think that we'll have a new president in a little less than a year. If you're anything like me, you are dreading Election Day. We've entered the part in the race where we are really just waiting to see who makes the…

What Mercury Retrograde Can Tell Us About The Current State Of Politics

ByRosey Baker
Mercury Retrograde is known for the way it gets in the way of our everyday lives, our communication, and our daily plans. It's a pain in the ass on an individual level, but we never really associate it with an all out societal fallout. There are…

Americans Are Turning To Fart Protests Because US Politics Stink So Much

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, and not everyone is happy about it. Sanders supporters plan to employ a very pungent tactic at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to let Hillary Clinton know how they truly feel…

Trump Reveals Why He Decided To Go Into Politics: 'I'll Never Forget It'

ByAlexandra Svokos
President Donald Trump spoke at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, on Friday morning. He started his speech with a characteristic long rant about "fake news," undermining the media reporting on the chaotic start to his…

Obama Says To Get Off Your Phone In First Post-Presidency Appearance

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Former President Barack Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office on Monday. He joined a group of young leaders for a forum on civic engagement at the University of Chicago. They covered a wide arrange of topics from voter…

George R.R. Martin Explained The Political Parallels In The Real World & 'GOT'

ByAni Bundel
When culture experts drill down into why a story like Game of Thrones became the most popular fantasy show of all time in the 2010s, one of the subjects that comes up is politics. Unlike most fantasy stories with a king or queen and nobles and…

Congresswoman's Stolen Nude Pics Show What's Wrong With U.S. Politics

ByHannah Golden
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday, July 13, that two former employees of a member of the U.S. House were indicted on federal cyberstalking charges for disseminating "private, nude images and videos" of the member and her spouse…

15 Things Women Who Give A Sh*t About Politics Are Tired Of Hearing

ByAlexandra Svokos
I was hanging out at my guy friends' apartment the night of Super Tuesday 2 when one of them jokingly made a negative comment about Hillary Clinton's wardrobe choice. Without realizing what was happening, I was on a rant about how wrong it is so…

8 Badass Women In Politics Who Are Paving The Way For Future Feminists

ByMamie Clark
I decided I was going to be a politician in fourth grade. My inspiration? Elle Woods. For those of you readers who don't know, Elle is the pink-loving, beret-wearing, chihuahua-toting lawyer in the 2001 classic, "Legally Blonde." This goofy,…

How You're Voting Next Week Says Everything About Your Sex Life, Science Says

BySheena Sharma
It turns out who someone's voting for doesn't just tell you if they're pro-choice or pro-life; it says a lot about how down they are to get ~dirty~ in the bedroom. According to a Personality and Individual Differences study published in…

3 Shows To Binge That Prove Politics Are As Insane As They Seem

ByRomy Ellenbogen
As the 2016 elections heat up, news headlines about the candidates can seem so ridiculous that they could have been pulled from a TV plot. Although real life can be crazy, the scripted version of government happenings provides even more…

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, The 28-Year-Old Running For Congress In The Bronx

ByHannah Golden
There are a host of things that set Alexandria, a native Bronxite, apart from your run-of-the-mill House candidate. For starters, she's probably the only candidate in a House race who still gets carded at bars. And it's not hard to see why: with a…

2016's Top Politics Tweet Proves Hillary's Changed So Many Young Girls' Lives

ByAlexandra Svokos
Hillary Clinton may not have won the Electoral College, but she definitely won Twitter this year. Twitter released a list of the most retweeted tweets about politics in 2016, and Clinton is at the top. The number one most RT'd political tweet of…

How Apathy Toward Politics Has Made Us The United States Of Ignorance

ByDaniel Newcomer
It was a chilly, pre-dawn Monday in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn. Amongst its dark shadows and the eerily silent playgrounds, a troupe of three guerrilla artists and several other unknown faces installed a realistic bust of NSA whistleblower Edward…

The Las Vegas Shooting Is Already Starting A Debate On Twitter

ByAlexia LaFata
Sunday night's mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada left 50 people dead and over 400 injured. Not even a day after the Las Vegas shooting, responses about politics show the internet is divided about what should…

9 Powerful Books To Read If You’re Feeling Anxious About US Politics Today

ByDanielle Valente
The library is a safe space for everyone roaming through the stacks. The beautiful thing about them — and literature in general — is it doesn't discriminate. But unfortunately, not everything in our world is as welcoming. At a time in US history…

4 Things You Should Consider When Talking Politics On Social Media

ByGeorgina Casazza
Facebook has become the equivalent to Thanksgiving dinner with your entire extended family. You try extremely hard to dodge any conversation that even remotely goes near religion, politics or money, yet in today’s society that is near…

Millennials On Twitter Were Pumped After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Primary Win

ByJoseph Milord
On Tuesday night, June 26, a young Democratic challenger named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a major upset in the House primary for New York's 14th congressional district (NY-14). The 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic nomination for…

Rock And Polls: How Music Impacts Politics In The 2016 Presidential Race

ByAlexandra Svokos
Three young girls took the stage two weeks ago to sing a song in support of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The bizarre performance, which seemed more like a deleted scene from "The Interview" than an actual part of the US presidential race,…