Jess Lahitou

Jess Lahitou


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.

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Red, White And News: John Boehner, Who is He? And Why Should I Care?

The workings of Congress are pretty fascinating. If you like The Borgias, The Tudors, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, then following the seemingly innocuous happenings in DC is a fascinating enterprise. You know that this is where the real action happens.

Buckle up for a wild primary ride.

Winners And Losers: What You Need To Know About The Iowa Caucus

Last night was the first chance American voters had to hand tangible results to 2016 presidential candidates.

image courtesy: Leslie Jones' Twitter

For Your Gold-Medal Consideration: Leslie Jones And Her Twitter

What’s the greatest achievement of the Rio Olympics? Is it the success of Latin America’s first host nation, Brazil? Is it the extraordinary feats of the US Women’s gymnastics team? Is it the spellbinding brilliance of Usain Bolt’s superhuman speed? Or is it perhaps the Twitter feed of Leslie Jones?

A tale of two really solid VP candidates (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons, and United States Senate -, Public Domain

Did Kaine Or Pence Win The #VPDebate? They Both Did. 

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence both showed themselves superior to their presidential ticket counterparts. Ouch.

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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.

" out of that mouth comes the same caveman rhetoric that Berlusconi peddled years ago."

History Repeats: Donald Trump And Berlusconi's War On Feminism

Trump’s stratospheric rise in public polls has got me thinking about the possibility of him actually being elected and what that would mean for American women. And I can’t help but be reminded of the similarities between Trump and the former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi.

Yeah, that's Steven Seagal (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Just A Few Ways Politicians Dropped The Ball Today

One question here: why is a major government agency unable to fix its Twitter account for over a year? Two questions: Who is Marc Rich?

Trump also said it would take him roughly 90 minutes to learn “everything” there was to know about nuclear missiles.

Some Dudes Think They Can Learn 'Everything' In 90 Minutes

As Tom Nichols puts it, ignorance has now become a "virtue." And it takes a whole lot of it to claim you can learn 'everything' about a complex subject - like, say, nuclear weapons - in roughly 90 minutes.

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Polls Update: Bernie Beats Hillary, But Who Will Beat Trump?

Democrats need to nominate the person with the best chance of cleaning the floor with Donald Trump. Not just for their own victory, but for the… dare I say, survival of the country itself.

Milo Yiannopoulos reaches the limit for his "free speech" argument. (Image Credit: Instagram/milo.yiannopoulos)

Sexual Abuse Of Children - Yes, It's Worse Than Racist Or Sexist Online Trolling

Every legal system in the world recognizes gradations of bad behavior.