On “Killing Kennedy”

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. – John F. Kennedy When my boyfriend I were busy building our friendship (prior to dating), one of the first things we bonded over was our crazy love of politics. We used to – and still do – play this game […]

Angus, Thongs, and the Benefits of Full-Frontal Snogging

Then she was kissing him as she had never kissed him before…and it was blissful oblivion, better than fire whiskey; she was the only real thing in the world. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows There’s that famous – and utterly cliché – saying that goes something like we close our eyes […]

Heartbreak and Heartache

It started off as a crush.  Okay, a major crush – my heart actually ached a little bit every time I saw you.  You with your dark brown hair and possibly the bluest eyes my little twelve-year-old self ever did see.  From the beginning, I never expected you to give me the time of day […]

Bringing Immigration Back

More recently, the news headlines have been dominated by two things: the government shutdown and the imminent crisis of the debt ceiling. But not today. Today President Obama spoke to activists at the White House in an effort to bring the focus back to immigration reform. From the White House East Room, Obama spoke of […]

All of a Sudden I Miss Her

As I’m sure some of you know, this past week and a half has been a pretty tragic one. And although it’s incredibly unfortunate to say, sometimes it’s the saddest and lowest moments in life that make us remember what who is most important in our lives. And maybe it’s even a little more tragic […]