Amy Sullivan

Mitt the Jerk: a Woman’s View of the Debate
October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney was every man who talks over his female colleagues and won't stop until they yield to let him make his very important point.

The Right-wing Rivalry Behind Dinesh D’Souza's “Sex” Scandal
October 16, 2012

Meet Marvin Olasky, the evangelical who published an expose about D'Souza's love life.

The VP Debate’s Biggest Missed Opportunity
October 12, 2012

The first debate between two Catholics, and all we got was a lousy abortion question?

Mitt Romney’s Weaselly Abortion Lie
October 10, 2012

Here's a rule: If Romney’s lips are moving and he’s talking about abortion, he is lying.

Reasons Liberal Debate-Watchers Should Chill Out
October 09, 2012

Maybe liberal journalists should stay away from Twitter Thursday night.

The Silver Lining for Obama
October 04, 2012

What 45 undecided voters from the Denver suburbs thought of the debate

Mitt’s Most Human Quality: Insufferable Cheapness
October 02, 2012

Mitt Romney won't hire a contractor or pay 99 cents for an iPad app. And that's supposed to make people vote for him?

You Say Subsidiarity, I Say Bullshit—Why Paul Ryan and his Bishop Defenders are Wrong
September 27, 2012

Some Bishops have broken ranks to defend Paul Ryan's budget. Here's what they get wrong about Catholic teaching:

Churches to Obama: Tax Us, We Dare You
September 26, 2012

On Sunday, October 7, pastors around the country will try to bait the federal government into investigating them by preaching explicitly partisan sermons. As part of a conservative movement organizers call “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” some religious leaders will endorse Mitt Romney from the pulpit. Others may refrain from an endorsement but vigorously criticize President Obama. And some will tell their congregations that a good Christian can only vote for a candidate who opposes gay marriage and abortion.

Anti-Muslim Subway Ads Enjoy the Freedom to Offend
September 25, 2012

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, President Barack Obama vigorously defended the freedom of speech, noting that even if the U.S. government could prevent the dissemination of offensive statements and images, it would never do so. “The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression,” said Obama. “It is more speech—the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.” Obama began his remarks with a tribute to U.S.