For decades, smoking pot outside the White House was no more than a (dangerous) lark. The protesters didn't seriously expect to see the laws changed. Now the laws have changed, which means that such protests are a lot more targeted and a lot more important.
Susan Sarandon blew up the Internet with her comments about not voting for Hillary Clinton if Bernie Sanders didn't get the Democratic nomination. She was pressed in an interview and said that voting for Trump might not be a bad thing.
The Clinton camp has gently chided Sanders for Sarandon's intemperate remark. And has lightly suggested that she might want to walk back her seemingly nonsensical hyperbole Trump advocacy. Bernie please disavow Sarandon, and do it now.
Susan Sarandon did a beautiful thing in an interview with Chris Hayes last night. Not only did she refuse to play along with a dominant mainstream media narrative, she artfully deconstructed a blind spot of privilege from which the 'lesser of two evils' argument claims power.
You can do two interesting things with your body when you're a woman over 60: Cover up (with hat and gloves!) like the delightful Diane Keaton (69), or strip down like audacious Susan Sarandon (also 69).
The most experienced and best-prepared presidential candidate this year happens to be a woman. Let us not look for excuses to miss the moment, or make the perfect the enemy of the good. We have too much at stake, and too much work ahead.
Given her platforms, her history, her experience, and what I believe this country needs at this moment in time, I'm with her. That isn't blind feminism. It's about acknowledging the historical juncture at which we find ourselves.
Ask any woman who is over 40 if they have had to reinvent themselves and my guess is over half of them will say 'yes.' We leave our childhood homes and naively believe we will follow a certain path and eventually get to where we want to go.