#NerdlandForever: My top Melissa Harris-Perry moments

I am in a state of full-blown shock at the moment. Melissa Harris-Perry, referred to by Ta-Nehisi Coates as America’s foremost public intellectual, was unexpectedly cut from MSNBC’s weekend lineup. #Nerdland, as Dr. Harris-Perry dubbed it, was more than just a loving nickname referring to her eponymous show; #Nerdland was, and still is, a collection … Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11 as U.S. enters conflict with ISIS

by Nicole I was 10 years old attending the 5th grade in Webster, Texas. I believe I was in my music class when I started noticing something was awry. Kids were leaving class. One after the other. None of us knew why at the time. We only knew that parents were coming to pick them … Continue reading

Exclusive: Amaris’ Take on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

  Pretty Politics correspondent and commentator Amaris Rodriguez recently visited the Supreme Court in the midst of oral arguments on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Two companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are suing the federal government based on a mandate by the Affordable Care Act which states that companies must offer contraceptive coverage as … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Sandy Hook: Reaping Rewards By Hoping

Many questions are being asked in the wake of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. In the following days and weeks, there will be countless debates on gun regulation, mental illness, the culture of violence, and many other issues that are widely perceived to be crucial in preventing massacres like … Continue reading

Still Undecided? Let Joe Help You Out

by Ana Moreno After watching the Vice Presidential Debate last night, with Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, I think that all Democrats can finally stop holding their breaths and let out a sigh of relief . After the presidential debate last week, we can agree that we were, to put it lightly, … Continue reading

“Conventional” Wisdom and Previewing The Debates

by Nicole Looking back on the Republican and Democratic conventions, the differences between party philosophies have never been greater. That being said, the Democrats decisively won this battle. 5. OPTICS: The stage setup in Charlotte, where the Dems’ convention was held, was more aesthetically pleasing than that of the Republicans in Tampa. From color contrast … Continue reading

Sing Along To Legitimate Rape

by Ana Moreno As if there wasn’t enough Legitimate Rape talk and articles out there.. I thought Pretty Politics needed its own! I was searching the web and saw a great little video called Legitimate Rape. I immediately thought; what could be a better way to summarize how Republicans and Conservatives feel in regards to … Continue reading

Michelle Does Miami

By Nicole Elegant and eloquent, First Lady Michelle Obama is the quintessential American woman. Although her husband has assumed the position of the most publicized and scrutinized office in the world, she has maintained a sense of calm and poise that is seemingly effortless; seemingly being the operative word. On Tuesday, Michelle exuded these qualities, … Continue reading

Wisconsin Recall Fail & Looking Forward

by Jenifer Earlier this past week there was a recall election for governor in Wisconsin. But apparently no one knew about it; at least the Wisconsin Democrats didn’t get the memo. Otherwise, why did over a million people sign a petition to make the recall election a reality, yet fail to show at the polls? … Continue reading

Middle East Roundup…& Have You Heard What’s Happening on Wall Street?

by Jenifer Gaddafi is still hanging on somewhere. He seems to have found his new niche as deposed leader with a cause. This is a fairly good place to be historically speaking if he can find sponsors, or if he manages to have tucked away enough wealth to be able to fund a guerrilla army. … Continue reading

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