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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker KaterTot: "Inspired by today's 2-minute nostalgia post: What's your favorite fictional band?"

Photo of the Day

Backstage in Portsmouth, NH. Photo: Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America. I could write an entire essay about why I love this photo. This very candid photo of a woman doing her job in an unspecial room, surrounded by scattered water bottles and the cords to various electronic devices and notices crudely taped to a wall. Show More Summary

In the News

Here's some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Sexual violence] Second-term Obama is nailing it: "A sweeping expansion of law enforcement's obligations to people who report their rape, which victims' advocates have hailed as groundbreaking,...Show More Summary

This Interview Was Quite a Doozy!

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new piece at Shareblue about a remarkable interview Fox News' Megyn Kelly did with Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. There is a lot there, so I'll just quote the intro:There are a number of...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

A rare moment of stillness! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Good Grief, Man

Yesterday, Donald Trump took another pathetic shot at trying to turn Hillary Clinton's health into a campaign issue:Donald Trump took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for her early September health episode outside a 9/11 memorial...Show More Summary


Kurt Eichenwald has another cover story for Newsweek on Donald Trump's dirty dealings, this time on how his company violated the US embargo against Cuba. I'm not even going to excerpt it; just go read the whole thing.I continue to marvel...Show More Summary

Train Crash in Hoboken

[Content Note: Crash; injuries; death; video may autoplay at link.]This morning at the height of rush hour, a New Jersey transit train crashed into the Hoboken station. Preliminary details are that as many as 100 people were injured and 3 killed. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by granola.Recommended reading:Keith: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] Nine-Year-Old Moved to Tears During Speech in CharlotteIsaac: I Wrote That I Despised Hillary Clinton. Today, I Want...Show More Summary


source close to Trump tells @KatyTurNBC candidate's children unhappy w/Bannon/Conway/Bossie leadership, think campaign is hurting business — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 28, 2016 Sure. It's the people who have been running the campaign for two minutes or whatever. Show More Summary


Hey, just a thing I noticed while looking through photos of the first ever presidential debate with a woman onstage. NBD. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) September 27, 2016 [Image description: Photo from Monday...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: School shooting] Goddammit: "Two children have been injured at a shooting in a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday afternoon, according to local reports. Greenville News reports...Show More Summary

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death. Video may autoplay at link.]In El Cajon, near San Diego, a Black man, whose name has not been released, was fatally shot by officers who were called to the scene after reports there was a man behaving erratically. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Video may autoplay at link.]Hillary Clinton has picked up another big endorsement, this time from The Arizona Republic editorial board. Their endorsement begins thus:Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Show More Summary

An Incredible Admission from Donald Trump

[Content Note: Terrorism.]My Shareblue colleague Tommy Christopher has a great piece on Trump's Top Secret Plan Which Definitely Exists to defeat ISIS. As Tommy notes, if Trump really had a foolproof plan to defeat ISIS, refusing toShow More Summary

Question of the Day

[I have to wrap up a little early today, because I've got some stuff to do later. I'll see you back here tomorrow!]Suggested by Shaker austxgal: "What is your favorite cocktail?" Virgin cocktails count, too, natch!

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Bombing; terrorism; self-harm; injury and death] Fucking hell: "Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. Show More Summary

Clinton Made Me Proud; Trump Made Me Scared

[Content Note: Misogyny; assault; fat hatred.]I've got a new piece at Shareblue about the debate last night, and the stark difference made evident once again between the two candidates on issues of concern to women (and anyone who doesn't hold women in contempt):Monday's presidential debate opened with a question about jobs. Show More Summary

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