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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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Daily Dose of Cute

Look at that expression. I love her. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:This is so, so good: "How Hillary Clinton Adopted the Wonkiest Tech Policy Ever."Here's another way of reporting the same numbers: "ABC/WAPO POLL: Hillary's Popularity SoarsShow More Summary

This Kid is a Genuine Hero

[Content Note: Domestic violence; abduction.] We need more people like Malyk Bonnet—Teen saves woman from kidnapping~@vandergraafly #Canada — Love Honour Respect (@Halibutron) August 16, 2015 This story is a couple of weeks old, but I only read about it yesterday, thanks to my friend Elle. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism.]"What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick's choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos's...Show More Summary


1. Hillary Clinton works very hard! She is a very good candidate! But have you heard she has emailed things? And received emails from other people? Also, her family has a foundation that saves lives, but sometimes people who may or may not have wanted access to her donated to that foundation in hopes of getting access that they were denied. Show More Summary

Today in Rape Culture: Team Trump Edition (Again)

[Content Note: Sexual violence; rape apologia; gender essentialism; misogyny.]I've got a new piece at BNR about Donald Trump's newly named campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who said in 2013 if only women were as physically strong as...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a red sofa. Have a seat and chat!

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Coffeegirl_Karin: "Which podcasts do you listen to?"

Photo of the Day

[Photo: Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America.] That lady's excited face! Pure joy. I love these pictures from the campaign trail so much. (In case you hadn't noticed, lol.) (I bet you had!)

Maude Save Me from a Demand for Press Conferences

[Content Note: Misogyny; racism.]Joan Walsh has written a terrific piece about the false equivalency the media is trying to create between Hillary Clinton's speech on Donald Trump's white nationalism and Trump calling Clinton a bigot: "?The Media Are Doing an Abysmal Job of Covering Donald Trump's Racism."Now, you can dislike Clinton's speech. Show More Summary

Maybe Let's Try to NOT Do the 2000 Election All Over Again

In the Washington Post, Paul Waldman explains why the presidential debates could really matter this time—because the candidates might show us who they actually are. After sharing anonymous reports from the candidates' respective debate...Show More Summary

In the News

So, between continuing at Shakesville and taking on more responsibility at BNR, I've increasingly been left with almost no time in any of my days where I am not working. Free time, recreation time, even time to do basic chores around the house have become difficult to find. Show More Summary

Jessie Graff, Y'all

Every year, another woman makes history at the annual American Ninja Warrior competition. In 2014, it was Kacy Catanzaro, who became the first female Ninja Warrior, in either Japan or the US, to complete the finals qualifying course and move on to the finals. Show More Summary

Rage. Seethe. Boil.

[Content Note: Rape culture; privilege.]A terrible end to a terrible story:Brock Turner, the former Stanford student and star swimmer convicted of sexual assault of an unconscious woman, is scheduled to be released from jail on Friday, September 2, CNN reports.Turner was sentenced to six months in jail in June. Show More Summary

Hillary's Hidden History

[Content Note: Misogyny; violence and threats against women.]This is a four-year-old video, but I only saw it for the first time this weekend. It's Meryl Streep, introducing Hillary Clinton at the 2012 Women in the World conference.Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker YankeeT: "What was your first favorite song?""I Love a Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt.

I Mean

Y'all, these two pictures. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) August 29, 2016 [Photos depict a teenage girl standing with Hillary Clinton backstage at a campaign event. The girl, who has brown skin and long dark hair, and who is wearing...Show More Summary

Projection. Always Projection.

[Content Note: Bigotry.]I've got a new piece at BNR about Donald Trump's penchant for projection:Someone once said that if you ever want to know what conservatives are doing, just listen to what they're accusing progressives of doing. Show More Summary

In the News

So much has happened in the news over the past ten days, and I'm surely not going to cover everything that anyone wants to mention in this space, and I'm still getting caught up on email and other administrative business, so let's crowdsource this today. Show More Summary

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