Erika Wittekind
Erika Wittekind (she/her) is a contributing writer covering politics and news and has two decades of experience in local news reporting, freelance writing, and nonfiction editing. Her hobbies and special interests include hiking, dancing in the kitchen, trying to raise empathetic teen boys, and keeping plants alive. Find her on Mastodon at @erikalyn.newsie.social.

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Read Article The Washington Post Editorial Board Is Way Too Concerned With Your Dating Life
Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen on a bad date in the movie Knocked Up
Read Article Actually, Go Ahead and Bring Up Abortion Over Turkey and Stuffing This Year
A family gathers around a table for Thanksgiving dinner in an SNL sketch
Read Article James Patterson Proudly Accepts Copaganda Honor at Fox Nation “Patriot Awards”
James Patterson raises his fists in celebration after accepting the Back the Blue Award at the 2023 FOX Nation Patriot Awards on Nov. 16 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Read Article The New House Speaker Claims to Have a Black Son and Everything About It Is Super Weird
Michael Longfellow plays Mike Johnson and Devon Walker plays his son in the SNL cold open on Oct. 28.
Read Article ‘I Don’t Mind Being Nelson Mandela,’ and Other Bizarre Things That Came Out of Trump’s Mouth on Monday
Trump speaks at a campaign stop in 2015.
Read Article Speaker Candidates Multiply Like Gremlins as Horror Show in Congress Continues
A gang of gremlins in a still from the 1984 movie
Read Article The Biden Campaign Is Trolling Trump on His Own Social Media Platform—With Hilarious Results
A smiling Joe Biden jokes with reporters while returning to the White House in June 2023.
Read Article No One Is Buying Cenk Uygur’s Delusional Campaign for President
Cenk Uygur announces his campaign for president on The Young Turks
Read Article Has Nancy Mace Actually Read ‘The Scarlet Letter’?
Emma Stone walks down a school hallway in Easy A, wearing a black corset top and a scarlet letter on her chest.
Read Article Julia Ormond Suing CAA, Miramax, and Disney for Enabling Alleged Assault by Harvey Weinstein
Julia Ormond at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008