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Why 34 mentions of Israel got me trashed last night

TweetBefore last night’s debate, I created a little drinking game for myself and anyone who wanted to join. The instructions were to drink every time Israel was mentioned and drink twice every time the candidate emphasized how close he was with Israel and/or its Prime Minister or criticized his opponent for not being close enough. [...]
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Don’t miss Feministing’s VP debate coverage!

TweetBoy, I sure had fun livetweeting the debate last week. I know lots of people thought it was a boring debate – my mom, who fell asleep five minutes in, certainly did – but I had a great time. Tonight at 9pm ET, Biden and Paul will suit up, get in the ring, and pretend [...]
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Notes from a bitch…pondering what was missing from the debate…

TweetLet’s jump right on in, shall we? Women could decide the outcome of the 2012 General Election. You know it, I know it, and odds are the candidates know it too. But last night, two candidates and one sorta-moderator managed to talk for 90 minutes straight in a domestic policy debate without discussing women’s reproductive [...]
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Candy Crowley will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years

TweetEven after the ridiculous amount of sexism we’ve seen in politics in the last few years, I have to admit I was a little taken aback to learn it’s been a full 20 years since a woman has moderated a presidential debate. So it’s a big effing deal, and about damn time, that Candy Crowley [...]
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