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Still Indecent

[Content Note: Rape culture; victim-blaming.]On Friday, I noted that Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich had engaged in some gross preemptive victim-blaming that tasks women with preventing their own rapes, telling a female college student concerned with sexual assault: "I'd also give you one bit of advice. Show More Summary

We See You

[Content Note: Misogyny.]On Wednesday night, at a Bernie Sanders rally in New York City, a Sanders surrogate implied that Hillary Clinton is a "corporate Democratic whore." Then, on Friday, protesters targeting a Clinton fundraiser with...Show More Summary

"What I see is an unfathomable fortitude..."

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at Blue Nation Review, "Indomitable: The Girl from Park Ridge Who Became Hillary Clinton." Here's an excerpt:One of my best and oldest friends lives in Park Ridge, Illinois, so I've spent a lot of time there. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by a big thumbs-up.Recommended Reading:Janet and Jeffrey: [Content Note: Fat hatred; body and health policing; disordered eating] Body Mass Index Is Not a Good Measure of Your HealthNina: [CN: Misogyny;...Show More Summary

This Is Indecent

[Content Note: Rape culture.]Here is just another reminder that "moderate" John Kasich is actually just as aggressively terrible as the other two dirtbags still lingering in the clown car: The young woman, a first-year student at St....Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

This dog! For the record, he's not all bundled up inside that pile of blanket; he's sleeping behind it, with just his head poking out. He smooshed all the pillows and blankets to one end, so he could take up the rest of the couch. And...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Earthquake] Just one day after a powerful earthquake rattled Japan near Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu, an even more powerful magnitude-7.1 quake at a depth of 10km hit Kumamoto. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"[T]he business about discounting Clinton support as coming from 'conservative states' in the 'Deep South' actually exemplifies the problem I saw in the Sanders campaign from the beginning, and made me distrust both the movement and the man. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Does "Comedy"

Oof. Ted Cruz appeared on The Tonight Show and participated in a skit with Jimmy Fallon, in which Fallon did his spot-on Donald Trump impersonation and called Cruz as Trump, offering to give him advice. [Video Description: Jimmy Fallon, dressed as and doing an impression of Donald Trump, is pictured on the left side of a split-screen. Show More Summary

My Review of the Debate: Best Job Interview Ever

Man: I AM AGAINST BAD THINGS AND FOR GOOD THINGS.[Audience stands to applaud his brilliance. Audience throws cash. Audience throws luxury car. Audience throws corner office.]Moderator: Sir, what is your plan for achieving your goals?Man: I AM AGAINST BAD THINGS AND FOR GOOD THINGS. Show More Summary

Democratic Debate Wrap-Up

So, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders met for yet another debate in New York last night, ahead of next Tuesday's New York primary, and the gloves came off. The Washington Post has a complete transcript, and, as always, I've Storified...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by oleander. [Photo: Jonathan Zander.]

Democratic Debate Tonight

There is yet another Democratic debate tonight (heaving sigh) which will be broadcast on CNN beginning at 9:00pm ET. You will also be able to watch the livestream at'll be watching, and I may do a little tweeting. As always, I'll have a wrap-up post tomorrow morning, but here's a place to discuss it live this evening, if you are so inclined.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There are some twinkly lights in this video.] Spice Girls: "Say You'll Be There"

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Kathy_A: "Who was your favorite teacher?"Being the daughter of two public school teachers, and having many friends who are public school teachers or college professors, I always really enjoy this question!

Number of the Day

63%: The percentage of "Republican voters [who] want Donald Trump to support the Republican nominee if he does not get the party's nomination, even if he arrives in Cleveland with the most delegates but short of the magic number of 1,237,...Show More Summary

Enthusiasm Gap: Part Whatever in an Endless Series

Just yesterday, I wrote a piece about the supposed lack of enthusiasm among Hillary Clinton supporters, and now the media has obliged me to write about it yet again, in a new piece for Blue Nation Review: The public—and the media—have long bemoaned the lack of serious candidates who value substance over sound bites. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Misogyny; abduction; abuse; terrorism] Two years ago today, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from the Chibok Government Secondary School in Nigeria. Some of them were able to escape, but 219 remain missing. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia, the Hungriest Cat in the World, hoping I drop some of my lunch. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Obama + Kids + Science = WIN

Yesterday was the annual White House Science Fair, which means it was time for our annual SQUEE over President Obama and kids adorably interacting while geeking out over science!C-SPAN has video of the President touring the science fair...Show More Summary

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