Mitch McConnell is a hypocrite far beyond his treatment of Supreme Court nominees. Here is a (long but incomplete) list of areas in which his voting record and other political actions have been inconsistent over the course of his career.

1. Healthcare

As a child, McConnell contracted polio, for which he received treatment at the (subsidized) Roosevelt Warm Springs Center for Rehabilitation. As a result of that experience, which nearly bankrupted his family, he advocated strongly for affordable healthcare in the early years of his political career. …


Today, I’m here to tell you that getting comfortable playfully creating your own salad dressings is worth it in terms of flavor, health, and superhero status. I love to improvise in lots of areas of my life, and kitchen improvisations can be especially empowering. Plus, there are ways to do it that only add 30 seconds to your prep time. If cooking or going “off-recipe” has always made you nervous, or you’re just in a cooking rut, let me recommend salad dressing as a gateway to finding your creative kitchen mojo.

A simple salad with dressing made from olive oil, red wine vinegar, blackberry jam, fresh basil, salt, and pepper. Photo by author.

First, let’s talk health. The amount of sugar, oil…


Postscript: Thoughts in the Time of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter

by Lillie Gordon

*Not homosexuality, but that too.

Members of the USWNT at the March 11, 2020 SheBelieves Cup game against Japan. The players wore their warm-up shirts inside-out at this game to call attention to their fight for equal pay, poor treatment by the US Soccer Federation, and team unity. Screenshot.

One year ago today, the US Women’s National (soccer) Team won the 2019 Women’s World Cup. I’ve been obsessed with soccer ever since, particularly with this team. There’s so much to love about it: the empowerment, “equal pay!,” the righteous skills, the infinite creativity, the outspokenness, the queer presence, the social media festiveness, the representation of diversity (although lots of work still to do here), the crowds of Americans rallying around a group of badass women, and about a hundred other things. …

Lillie Gordon

I write about food, women’s soccer, gender, nostalgia, and music. I also play a lot of music and some soccer, and can often be found playing in my kitchen.

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