Tiff’s Stuff

Liberal America’s founder’s take on things — political and otherwise.

Crooks And Liars Editor: I Was An Ardent Hillary Hater…Until I Read Her Emails

Crooks And Liars Editor: I Was An Ardent Hillary Hater…Until I Read Her Emails

In a Facebook group this morning, I stumbled across a powerful op-ed piece that I want to share with Liberal America readers. My hope is that this piece will help some liberals and progressives who still can’t get behind Hillary Clinton as our nominee to rethink their positions. On January 28, 2016, Blue Nation Review ran an […]

9 Traveling Rules You Have To Follow If You Have A Black Boyfriend

9 Traveling Rules You Have To Follow If You Have A Black Boyfriend

My fiancé, writer Joe Clark, is black. He is unequivocally the love of my life, and beyond that, just a really amazing life partner. We share many interests, work side-by-side every day (we are both professional writers), love our cats, and do a lot of traveling together. And we’re getting married in September. Because of him, I […]

WATCH: Dad Tries Intelligent Talk About Race And Religion With His Kids, The Kids Drop The Mic

WATCH: Dad Tries Intelligent Talk About Race And Religion With His Kids, The Kids Drop The Mic

Those of us who have spent a lot of car time with children know that sometimes the conversations are….interesting. Comedian and actor Bryant Hannah (aka Moufpiece) had a fascinating exchange with his children one morning last month, saying “the conversation with my kids just got weird.” Watch: This conversation with my kids just got weird…….#icouldntanswer […]

‘You Look Like You’re Faking It’ — Watch Jimmy Kimmel Hilariously ‘Mansplain’ To Hillary Clinton

‘You Look Like You’re Faking It’ — Watch Jimmy Kimmel Hilariously ‘Mansplain’ To Hillary Clinton

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel to take a stab at the sexist jerks (and even some “well-meaning” supporters) who have picked her apart on her speaking style, her wardrobe, her hair, her smile, and more. Here is how it began: “I know you feel like your husband is your secret weapon, but I […]

CHILLING VIDEO: Watch Famed Serial Killer Compare Himself To The Founding Fathers

CHILLING VIDEO: Watch Famed Serial Killer Compare Himself To The Founding Fathers

Some years ago, I was working with adjudicated youth and became interested in the psychology of criminals, particularly those who kill. In my quest for understanding, one of the books I read was written by Dr. Helen Morrison, titled My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World’s Most Notorious Murderers. What makes […]

Meet The Photographer Who Will Take Terrifying Pics Of You On Cliff Ledges

Meet The Photographer Who Will Take Terrifying Pics Of You On Cliff Ledges

The folks at Philbrick Photography promise “Distinctive, Dramatic, Perfect.” And they ain’t playin’. They go to extra lengths — and heights — to do memorable photos that are one of a kind treasures. Owned by Jay and Vicki Philbrick of North Conway, New Hampshire, Philbrick’s specializes in portraits of brides and models 350 feet above […]

Mark Zuckerberg To Muslims: ‘We Will Fight To Protect Your Rights’ And Keep You Safe

Mark Zuckerberg To Muslims: ‘We Will Fight To Protect Your Rights’ And Keep You Safe

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg never minds involving himself in the causes he cares about. Whether it’s with his money, his voice, or his activism, the young billionaire is making an impact on the world in a huge way and does more than his share to protect vulnerable people. In light of recent developments that are creating […]

I Just Blocked A Lifelong Friend Over ‘God And Guns’ — He Became Someone I Didn’t Know

I Just Blocked A Lifelong Friend Over ‘God And Guns’ — He Became Someone I Didn’t Know

This morning, I lit up my Facebook timeline and my conservative friends when I posted this simple and (I think) discussion-worthy question: The responses and discussion is heated, and that’s OK. But a lifelong friend (a guy I grew up with) came into my inbox. Here’s the conversation. I have, of course, redacted his name and […]

Abortion Superparks And Waterslides — This Rant Is Everything We Need To Hear

Abortion Superparks And Waterslides — This Rant Is Everything We Need To Hear

I think as liberals we apologize too much for a lot of things, not least for our belief that a woman should have the right to choose whether or not she wants to be pregnant. We’re bullied by right wing nut job control freaks into thinking that we’re evil and wrong for valuing a woman’s life […]

Paris Widower’s Powerful Message To Terrorists Who Killed His Wife Goes Viral

Paris Widower’s Powerful Message To Terrorists Who Killed His Wife Goes Viral

Grieving widower Antoine Leiris lost his wife and the mother of his baby, Helene Muyal-Leiris, in the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan theatre in Paris. He took to Facebook to pour out his grief in a moving letter to the terrorists, saying “I will not give you the gift of hating you.” The post has […]

Evangelicals Lay Hands On Trump In Closed-Door Prayer Ritual And It’s Awkward As Hell

Evangelicals Lay Hands On Trump In Closed-Door Prayer Ritual And It’s Awkward As Hell

GOP superstar and billionaire Donald Trump claims to be a Christian. Whether or not he is doesn’t concern me at all. I’m far more concerned about other aspects about him (his insanity, for example). But faith is important to right wingers. They genuinely feel a president has to be a Christian. The Donald may be […]

Why Should We Care About Pope Francis’ Visit To The US?

Why Should We Care About Pope Francis’ Visit To The US?

This article was first published on The Conversation by author Gene H. Bell-Vilada and is reprinted here with permission from the publication.  The papal trip to the United States that Francis will begin on September 22 is the most difficult of his pontificate so far. This is because of what I call the pope’s “American problem” […]

Open Letter From Baptist Pastor Destroys Hypocrite Kim Davis And Her Supporters

Open Letter From Baptist Pastor Destroys Hypocrite Kim Davis And Her Supporters

The Kim Davis “victory” hasn’t been well received by ethical members of the Christian faith, and that includes sensible people who are usually aligned with the Christian Right. In case you’ve been in a cave for the last month, Davis is the Kentucky court clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to […]

Oxford English Dictionary Adds 15 New Transgender And Nonbinary Terms To Online Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary Adds 15 New Transgender And Nonbinary Terms To Online Dictionary

We who love linguistics know one thing: when a word is added to the Oxford English Dictionary, it’s officially a recognized part of the English language. From LifeOutsideTheBinary: Oxford Dictionary just added a lot of  important trans and nonbinary terminology to its online dictionary, OxfordDictionaries.com. The following terms are now officially defined in US English: Agender, […]

Kim Davis Supposedly Wrote A Letter From Jail, Compares Herself To ‘Rose Parks’ And Jesus

Kim Davis Supposedly Wrote A Letter From Jail, Compares Herself To ‘Rose Parks’ And Jesus

First of all…is this Twitter account even real? There are so many misspellings and misquotes and etc…on it that I hate to even write this up until we verify it’s real, but here goes… Spelling is hard, y’all. So is history. Well…so is the Bible! Kim Davis is PERSECUTED, I tell you. PERSECUTED. But that’s […]

The Bible Absolutely CONDEMNS Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’s Actions

The Bible Absolutely CONDEMNS Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’s Actions

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is citing “a heaven or hell decision” to keep from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Biblical principles. Here is her official statement: “I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage. To […]