A corpse just got elected but let’s face it, he’s not the worst politician around

The ballot papers had been printed by the time Dennis Hof went out with a bang on his 72th birthday, and signs notifying voters that he was an ex-candidate apparently did little to dent his electoral success.

Conflating sex and gender does not help to promote gay rights

Gender roles matter to people like right-wing politician Vicky Hartzler, who has voted down legislation to address violence against women and whose efforts to restrict gay rights are thwarted by the idea that a woman can become a man and a man can become a woman. But they also matter to many trans activists, whose motives – when scrutinised – are every bit as homophobic.

Anyone who believes there are no alternative facts needs a lesson in media studies

Donald Trump’s team and clearly telling whoppers, but if we aren’t willing to put in the background reading, do we get the ‘truth’ we deserve?

Don’t be so sure Trump voters were all idiots and racists

Yes, it feels like the votes of Bill and millions like him have turned the world upside down, but shouting at these people that they are all stupid, hateful, white supremacists is no way to mitigate the damage.

The Good Wife: Season seven, episode six: Lies

Wall-to-wall Good Wife joy with a Silicon Valley case that leads Alicia back into the earholes of the NSA. Plus Lockhart, Agos and Lee are being racists and oh, Peter’s running for president…