Monica Potts

Monica Potts is a senior writer for The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Connecticut Post and the Stamford Advocate. She also blogs at PostBourgie.

Recent Articles

Trusting Women to Disregard this Ad.

As I'm sure almost everyone knows by now, 2007 Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow is taking to the airwaves with his mom during the Super Bowl so that they can tell everyone about how she disregarded the advice of her doctors and risked death to give birth to the Football Messiah.

Focus on the Family, the Christian group paying for the ad, hasn't released the details of what the life-affirming message will contain, but the Gainesville Sun let us know about the tale of Tim's mama and her fifth child.

Scott Brown, Super Star.

The Christian Science Monitor tells us that Scott Brown is signing is autographs with "41," but also that he's open to working with Democrats too.

He has an independent record in Massachusetts," says campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstom. "He knows how to work with the other side.

Brown says that he wants to serve on Senate Armed Services, Homeland Security, and the Appropriations Committee. He campaigned on ending business as usual in Washington. Asked how he plans to do it, he said:

Massachusetts Wasn't a Wake Up Call on Jobs.

Among the many memes to crop up after the Massachusetts victory of Republican Scott Brown -- the Cassandra-like calls that health care is doomed, the Democrats were too progressive, the Democrats were not progressive enough -- is that the special election was a wake-up call to focus on jobs instead of health care. From the Associated Press story:

Cindy McCain Against Prop 8.

Cindy McCain apparently supports marriage equality, posing for the group NOH8, which her daughter Meghan McCain has also supported.

Royal Caribbean's PR debacle.

One of the most surprising things about the Royal Caribbean cruise visit to Labadee is that company officials apparently spent a long time thinking about it, according to Advertising Age.

'This is a massive debacle and shows absolutely horrible judgment,' said a high-ranking PR executive at a global firm that has worked with travel and leisure companies in the past. 'Even if they are donating one million dollars, you can't have pictures of people sunbathing and cruising. Their judgment just boggles the mind. Royal Caribbean should have used the ship as a floating hospital or a temporary housing unit for those who lost homes.'