Jess Lahitou

Jess Lahitou

Bio

Jess is a literature lover, former teacher, new(ish) mother, and politics junkie. Currently in Miami, this Colorado native is embracing the culture shock. Art Basel? Wynwood? Ropa Vieja? Yes, please.

Jess Lahitou Articles

Besides a cough, Clinton seems to be doing just fine. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Hillary Clinton Health Crisis: Not Much To See, Folks

Both Clinton and Trump should be more forthcoming about their physical health, but the controversy surrounding Clinton's fitness for office looks largely media-driven.

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The Republican Candidates And Their Justin Bieber Alter Egos

Last night the Fox Business Network hosted a debate amongst the 2016 Presidential Republican candidates. Just writing that feels like déjà vu – this would be the 6th debate thus far. And think! Only six more to go!

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What Is #NaNoWriMo, And Why Are My Hipster Friends Talking About It?

Maybe you’re an aspiring novelist, or maybe you know one.

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Democratic Debate: Winners And Losers

The five 2016 Democratic candidates for President met in Las Vegas for their first debate last night, and this writer’s prediction is that the field will be down to three for the next matchup. (Barring Joe Biden’s entry into the race, which remains a distant possibility).

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A (Mostly Baseless) Theory About Political Polls This Year

It's finally Friday, which means it's time to have a little fun.

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Why are female-voiced bots responding so passively - or even gratefully - to sexual harassment?

Sexism Programmed Into Bots Like Siri? Yeah, It's True

Digital assistants such as Siri are not people. Yet, the way these female-voiced bots are programmed to react when being sexualized or sexually harassed paints a pretty bleak picture of how Silicon Valley organizes its values.

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John Oliver's Non-Tribute To 2016 = Post-Election Catharsis

If you're one of the seven people in the universe who foresaw Donald Trump's victory and were prepared for the events that went down — can it be ju

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Political truth might be stranger than fiction this year.

One Crazy Way The Election Could Go

McMullin winning Utah's six electoral votes could deny both Clinton and Trump from getting to the necessary 270 electoral votes required to become president. And that opens up a world of odd-ball scenarios for who the next president might be.

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Why Spouses Shouldn't Be Off-Limits In Politics

When Americans pick a president, they are looking for someone who is right for the moment. A person who speaks for the time, who is equipped to react and respond accordingly.

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Did Ted Cruz Or Did Teddy Croo-oo-oos Win The Republican Debate?

There were two stories that emerged from last night’s Republican debate: 1. The matchup between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, arguing over immigration policy and foreign policy (Cruz: no amnesty, build a wall, bomb ISIS while somehow not harming innocents. Rubio: eventual legalization of illegal immigrants, strengthen borders, work with Arab partners to defeat ISIS, more troops).

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