Who Said it? Trump or Voldemort?

Daniel Radcliffe recently compared Donald Trump with Voldemort, but attested the Dark Lord a purer ideology. Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling herself said that He Who Must Not Be Named  is  “nowhere near as bad” as the Republican presidential candidate.

If you are still not so sure yourself, Entertainment Weekly created a wonderful quiz that you can take hereWho Said it? Trump or Voldemort?


[Entertainment Weekly]

Anti-Semitism and the Trump Trolls: A Timeline

Politico journalist Julia Ioffe gets put into “Camp Trump” in a hateful picture tweeted at her. 

While Donald Trump at times appeared almost poised during last night’s debate, there is no question that he has a history of hateful rhetoric.

And it probably comes at no surprise, that this hateful rhetoric has found  a lot of copy-cats on Twitter.

One favorite target among these Twitter trolls are Jewish journalists. And it didn’t matter if the journalists were liberal, conservative or even really Jewish, the so-called “alt-right” movement attacked them all.

I have recently compiled an interactive timeline of these attacks for the Forward, that you can look at here. For more about the scope of anti-Semitic trolling, click here.


Live-Tweeting #debatenight

Follow Lady Liberty Votes on Twitter, while I live-tweet round 1 of The Donald meets Hillary Clinton.

Visit Donald Trump’s Tombstone in a Bushwick Gallery

Remember back in March, when a tombstone bearing Donald Trump’s name and the inscription “Made America Hate Again” appeared in Central Park?

By May, the Secret Service had figured out the artist behind the stunt, and soon after the New York Times revealed his identity. Brian Andrew Whiteley.

I was “not calling for the death of Donald,” Whiteley told the Times at the time. “I’m making an artistic statement.”


If you want to check out, the stone for yourself, now is your chance. It’s on display in the Christopher Stout Gallery in Bushwick until October 9th, and will then be moving to the Joshua Liner Gallery in Manhattan.

Events: Theater in Asylum Debate Watch Party


After their big success doing the Democratic primaries, Theater in Asylum is now creating theatrical adaptations of the general election match-ups.

To beginn, they are watching each debate to analyze its content. Later on, they will devise an original piece around it, and present it live in NYC.

“With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters.”

Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26, 9:00 pm
12th Street Ale House

RSVP on Facebook

Events: NYC Political Forum Debate Watch Party

The NYC Political Forum is hosting round one of the presidential debates.

“You are cordially invited to the first round of the Presidential Debate Watch Party, where the likely match up will be:  Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton.”

Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm
The Black Sheep
583 3rd Ave

RSVP on Medium

Facebook to Livestream Presidential Debate

After the post-convention low, it’s almost time for the political spectacle to begin again.

Monday night, the Donald will scare off against Hilary in the first of four presidential debates. For those of you, who a) don’t own a TV set and b) don’t want to have weird commercials in their live stream, there is now another option: Facebook Live.

The social media site will live-stream the event and allow instant commetnign – who needs focus group, when you can just count all the hearts and sad smileys?


Events: NYU Students Can Tour Clinton HQ


If you are a Hillary fan and happen to go to NYU, here is your chance.

Saturday, September 24
11:00 – 14:00
300 Cadman Plz W, Brooklyn 11201

Hillary for America welcomes NYU Dems to campaign headquarters for a volunteer orientation, group tour, and phone-banking shift.

In order to attend you must fill out this google form.

Hillary Got the Flu, So What?

In case you were on a quick trip to the moon during the last couple of days: Hillary Clinton had to leave the 9/11 memorial service early, because of pneumonia. A video shows her collapsing as her agents help her into a car.

Of course it didn’t take long for people to cry “conspiracy,” because Clinton didn’t disclose that had pneumonia until after the public found out.

So what?

It’s not like she was hiding an actual threatening disease. Pneumonia is a perfectly curable, with antibiotics and rest it takes a couple of days to heal.

Even the collapsing part sounds worse than it is: Given the heat during the memorial service, the fact that Clinton was probably wearing a bullet proof vest and had to stand through most of the ceremony, add that with already being on antibiotics, and even a young man could have fainted.

And lying about being ill in the first place and still going to work? That’s what women do.