Author: Michelle Togut

Michelle Togut resides in North Carolina with her husband and pets. She has worked as an adjunct professor of history, contributor and writer, and small-firm attorney, among other things. These days, she's trying to sell real estate. For fun, she reads political blogs of all persuasions, practices yoga, drinks wine, hikes, reads, and volunteers for a local animal rescue.

Of Course I Want Trump to Fail

Trump is an affront to my values and sense of decency. Why on earth would I want him to succeed?

Music for Cats

Just because you like Van Halen doesn’t mean your cat does.

Throwing Megyn Under the Bus

Wherein Roger Ailes capitulates to The Donald, offering up Kelly as a human sacrifice.

Really College Republicans?

Proving once again that they just don’t get women, Pennsylvania’s college Republicans produce one of the most insulting political ads of the season

Bringing Things Down to Woman Level

As if to prove that they want to give women as many reasons as possible not to vote for them, members of the Republican Strategy Committee explained their latest voter outreach plan last week.

Hey Soccer Fans: Ann Coulter Thinks You’re Pussies

In yet another bid to maintain whatever relevance she has left, Ann Coulter takes on soccer fans in her latest column and proves that she knows about as little about the game as she does anything...

Santorum Says Gay Marriage is Bad for the Economy

While I’ve heard some pretty stupid arguments against same-sex marriage, this one from Rick Santorum–he of man-on-dog love fame–strikes me as particularly ridiculous. In an interview with, Santorum put forth his latest theory:

Eric Cantor Bites the Dust

Little known Tea Party candidate David Brat knocked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in tonight’s Virginia primary. According to Salon, Cantor spent $5 million dollars to retain his seat, while his opponent spent a...

The GOP to Women: We Love You, Really

A few old white guy members of the Michigan Republican party decided that they could show empathy to women voters by pretending to read a few glossy fashion magazines:

The Latest Right Wing Meme to Make it Big

The FCC is preparing to send monitors into newsrooms across America, threatening the First Amendment rights of journalists everywhere. Or maybe not. Kevin Drum has the story here. I know I shouldn’t be amazed...

Lost in Translation: A Russian-American Love Story

They were born two months apart. He grew up in a three-room apartment in Leningrad during the Brezhnev era. She came of age in the stucco suburbs of sunny 1970s Southern California. How two people from opposite universes met, fell in love, and managed to stay married despite, or perhaps because of, their cultural differences.