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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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A Sonnet for a Deplorable Man

Since today is National Poetry Day, I decided I would write a sonnet for Donald Trump. Don't say I never gave you anything, u bum! Despot at podium shakes tiny fist,Emitting salads of words mispronounced.Provost of the bold white supremacist;Lord...Show More Summary

Here Is Something Nice

this pic is my new forever answer to "why won't Hillary just go away?" — Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) September 28, 2017 If you can't view the photo embedded in the tweet, it shows Hillary Clinton at a book signing, signing copies of the It Takes a Village picture book. Show More Summary

Trump Waives the Jones Act for Puerto Rico Relief

After saying yesterday he wouldn't waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico, under pressure Trump has finally waived it this morning. Good. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) September 28, 2017 But still. This is better than stubbornly refusing to hold fast to his previous position. Show More Summary

Of Course Trump Is Sowing Discord Among Sports Fans

Of course Donald Trump is sowing discord among sports fans. Of course he is. Because sport is one of the last arenas in which people with vastly different political views can still set aside their differences for a couple of hours and be on the same team. Show More Summary

Pro All Choices

[Content Note: Reproductive coercion; shaming; sexual assault.]At Rewire, Eleanor J. Bader has a fascinating review of sociologist Orna Donath's new book Regretting Motherhood, about Donath's "in-depth, five-year study that involved 23 pseudonymous Israeli women," all of whom wish they had not had children. Show More Summary

I Pledge Allegiance

by Shaker Carina (@checarina)"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."?—?NFL player Colin Kaepernick in August 2016, explaining why he chose not to stand during...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Won't someone please help this pitiful dogwho never gets any love or affection or treats? As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Introducing the What Happened Book Club!

So, I know lots of Shakers are already reading Hillary Clinton's book What Happened, and many more are planning to read it as soon as they can bring themselves to do it without walking into the sea, so I figured we should have a book...Show More Summary

Acting DEA Chief Abruptly Resigns

There is a lot of political news today that will take up a lot of oxygen. So many thinkpieces about Roy Moore winning the GOP Senate runoff in Alabama! Which means that the news of acting Drug Enforcement Administration director Chuck Rosenberg's departure, with one week's notice, from his position will get buried. Show More Summary

Puerto Rico Still Waits for Relief

With the crisis in Puerto Rico becoming ever more urgent, @realDonaldTrump has tweeted 4 times already this morning, none of them about PR. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) September 27, 2017 Ben Fox and Danica Coto?at the AP/Washington Post: 'Nothing, Nothing.' Aid Lags in Hurricane-Torn Puerto Rico. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Neena3: "What's the last book/thing you read that you sacrificed sleep for?"I'm not sure, but it was almost certainly something by Courtney Milan!

Here Is Something Nice

It has been one year since the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. — and, marking that anniversary, DCist's Rachel Sadon interviewed the NMAAHC's Director Lonnie Bunch, who spent more than a decade working to open the museum. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelly Bean. ? As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Trump Is a Disgrace. As Usual.

Donald Trump, at a press conference just earlier this afternoon: Pres. Trump says Puerto Rico response is especially difficult. "It's out in the ocean. You can't just drive your trucks there." — ABC News Politics...Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 250

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Homeland Security Will Start Surveilling All Immigrants

[Content Note: Nativism.]In March, I wrote about then-White House strategist Steve Bannon's contention that the United States has "a problem with legal immigration." At the time, I noted:The administration started by going after undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

Trump Is a Vile Disgrace As a Humanitarian Crisis Emerges in Puerto Rico

Last Thursday, I noted that 70 percent of the people in Puerto Rico lacked reliable access to drinkable water after the devastation caused by back-to-back hurricanes. At the time, the scope of the damage and attendant crisis was only...Show More Summary

Lock Them Up, or Whatever

Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times: At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts. At least six of [Donald] Trump's closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters,...Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by lined paper.Recommended Reading:Ayana Byrd: How to Help Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Recover After Hurricane MariaTina Vasquez: [Content Note: Nativism; death] Deported to Death: Cases That Reveal the Danger of U.S. Show More Summary

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