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Katherine Berry

Katherine Berry writes about current events and culture at Electric Venom.
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Bristol Palin Proves It: Abstinence Education Is Unrealistic

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

Expecting teens to accept that abstinence is the only acceptable choice denies reality.

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On Saks and Starbucks: Demanding Value in Tough Economic Times

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

Retailers now have to accept that we're not in the mood to pay for 'luxury' goods.

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Can Starbucks Really Offer ‘Value’ With a Straight Face?

Sunday, February 15th, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

It's getting increasingly difficult to push overpriced latte in the tough economic climate.

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Who Will Raise Octuplet Mom’s Kids? The Taxpayers!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

Nadya Suleman said she wanted to fill a void in her life with a huge family. But we will foot the bill.

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Batman, Smurfs, and Spam: Nostalgia Makes a Comeback

Saturday, February 7th, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

Familiar things comfort us in a time of recession.

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Much Ado About Michelle Obama’s Dress

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

Umbrage is taken over Mrs. Obama's presumed snub of black designers.

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Virginity On the Auction Block

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

An entrepreneurial young woman's virtue will go to the highest bidder. Is she empowering herself or exploiting herself?

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‘Hooking Up’ Is Nothing New

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Worried parents of commitment-phobe coeds, take comfort.

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Fat Kids Have Their Parents to Blame

Thursday, December 11th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Childhood obesity ultimately comes down to the choices mom and dad make.

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Michelle Obama and the New Face of Feminism

Friday, December 5th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

What's so wrong about choosing to be "mom-in-chief" for the next four years?

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Sarah Palin: The GOP’s Best Hope in 2012

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Funny how the Palin-bashing seems to be coming from those in the GOP whom she threatens the most.

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Helicopter Parents Heading for a Crash

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Hovering over kids' lives isn't good for either child or parent.

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Maybe Some of It Is About Race, After All

Thursday, October 9th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Whether or not race shaped Barack Obama, it's certainly shaping this election. (Also, Roger L. Simon on Why the Press Hides Obama's Lies)

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Sandra Bernhard Gets Away with Racist Anti-Palin Tirade

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

The media gives celebs a pass on ugly rants — as long as they bash the right people.

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Why Small-Town Folks Heart Sarah Palin

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

In her they see their values, their struggles, themselves.

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Madonna’s McCain Tantrum

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Madonna's villification of McCain shows little more than how desperate she is for attention. Midlife crisis, anyone?

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A Tale of Two (Unhinged) Rosies

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Roseanne Barr's latest round of loopy political blogging makes Rosie O'Donnell look sane.

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Sisters: The Path to Punditry Isn’t Paved With Baby Powder

Monday, July 28th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Why exactly is it a slap in the face to female bloggers to put them in the Style section?

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It’s Not Always About the Autism

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

When did “special needs” become synonymous with disregarding the needs — and safety — of others?

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Social Networking: All Me, All the Time

Saturday, June 28th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

We all want to believe that our lives are fascinating. But they're not — so quit posting about them.

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If Michelle Obama Isn’t Racist, What Is She?

Thursday, June 12th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

Maureen Dowd fears Michele Obama will be tagged an "angry black woman." With good reason.

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The High (Gas) Price of ‘Feeling Good’

Sunday, June 8th, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

The motto "If it feels good, do it" can lead us to bankruptcy these days, when those good feelings depend on filling our cars with increasingly expensive gasoline.

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Cleavers to Lohans: The Downhill Slide of the American TV Family

Monday, June 2nd, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

It used to be kids in TV families who caused the problems and the parents who solved them. In the brave new world of reality television, parents are the problem.

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