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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#DemDebate: Hillary Vs. Bernie — What You Need To Know

It’s early 2008 in Iowa. Hillary Clinton had been leading in the early polls, but her numbers have been steadily dropping when she is suddenly – shockingly – bested by a young, almost unknown senator from Illinois.

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.

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

I Protested Donald Trump By Myself (With A Baby) 

I should begin by clarifying that I am no political reactionary.

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Recap: Trump Trumps Tuesday — Again. Time To Turn Off The TV

Hello, Americans. Another Wednesday morning, another nightmare day after Tuesday voting. What happened last night? Donald Trump won three out of four states.

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.

The nightmare that is Aleppo defies description. (Image Credit: Freedom House via Flickr)

How To Help Syria

With Twitter awash in letters of goodbyes, 140-word final messages from “collateral damage,” my heart broke last night. That doesn’t mean anything, and neither does this: I want to say I’m sorry to Syria.

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Trump Wins. What Am I Supposed To Say?

What do you say? What do you say when the unthinkable happens?

Can't we all just agree that bullying kids is a no-go? (Image Credit: YouTube/Celebrities TV)

On Not Cyberbullying Barron Trump, Some Partisan Reactions Are Sadly Predictable

This last Friday happened to be the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Is it worth it to you?

Should You Support The Salvation Army?

If you’ve heard recent Internet claims that The Salvation Army doesn’t deserve your money, and you are now wondering whether or not to toss a few coins in the red can on your way to stock up on Christmas goodies, here’s a thought experiment: