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Pillory Talk - Sexism or Equal Opportunity Ridicule In Petraeus Case?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We can't have it both ways, ladies; we can't demand the "right to party" along with the boys then expect to be treated with kid gloves when we're caught with our pants down too, any more than Clinton, Weiner, Spitzer or Petraeus could. Paula Broadwell is no Monica Lewinsky.

Jason Cherkis

Ron Paul's Racist, Homophobic Newsletters Gain New Life On Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

With Rep. Ron Paul's rise in the Iowa polls, reporters are once again scrutinizing the congressman's old racist and homophobic newsletters. At var...

Why Reality TV Is the Best Place to Reinvent Your Image

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Simon Maxwell Apter

If the seemingly serious and cerebral world of politics brings about all these scandals, why shouldn't the fun and fatuous circus of popular media lay them to rest?

John Edwards and the Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Sex, lies, and politics go together like peanut butter, jelly, and bread in America. And sex scandals are the one aspect of government that consistently works across geography and party lines.