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[Content Note: Misogyny.]It is the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and fifteen, and apparently there are still companies in the world that will tell a woman who jointly holds an account with her male partner that she needsShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Semisonic: "Closing Time"This week's TMNS brought to you by '90s One-Hit (on the US charts) Wonders.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death] We had terrible storms in Chicagoland last night, and the storm system "spawned at least two tornadoes across the north central portion of [Illinois], leaving...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism; police brutality.]"When I say, 'abolish the police,' I'm usually asked what I would have us replace them with. My answer is always full social, economic, and political equality, but that's not what's actually being asked. Show More Summary

Here We Go

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will reportedly announce her presidential candidacy this weekend via Twitter:Hillary Clinton is planning to officially launch her US presidential campaign on Sunday while en route to Iowa, aShow More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by ecru.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter E.

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker boutet: "What is your favorite tea? If you're not a tea person, what is your favorite other comfort beverage?"I've only very recently developed a taste for tea (much to Iain's long-delayed delight), and I haven't even been drinking it long enough to know the difference between which teas I'm drinking. Show More Summary

Number of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobia; Christian Supremacy.]54%: The percentage of USian respondents to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll who say that businesses should not be allowed to refuse services on the basis of sexual orientation. The poll foundShow More Summary

All Right Then

Former Republican Senator and current Democrat Lincoln Chafee says he's considering running for president and will launch a presidential exploratory committee:Chafee said he plans to spend the next few months in Iowa, the first caucus...Show More Summary

Dispatches from the Conservative Legislation Lab

Hey, remember when I introduced you to Glenda Ritz, the Democratic (and democratically elected) Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Indiana, who the Republican state legislature and Republican governor are trying to...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

The Nappingtons cordially invite you to take a nap with them. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

And Even More Chipping Away at Roe

[Content Note: War on agency.]Just yesterday, I mentioned that Kansas had become the first state to ban dilation and evacuation (D&E), a common second-trimester abortion procedure.Today, the Oklahoma legislature has passed a similar bill:The state senate voted 37-4 on Wednesday for the bill by Tulsa Republican Pam Peterson. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Sexual assault; rape culture.]"Victims who come forward to report sexual assaults often run up against a law enforcement system that writes off their accounts, and defers to the accused. Darren Sharper had an added element: he was a famous athlete who helped propel a team to the Super Bowl and who had a reputation for being a Nice Guy. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism; police brutality] The lengths to which this cop went in order to cover up his crime: "The police officer who shot Walter Scott radioed in to claim that Scott had 'grabbedShow More Summary

False, and Indecent, Advertising

[Content Note: Classism; fat hatred.]Rowena Lindsay at the CSM: "Why did DirecTV pull its Rob Lowe commercials?" It turns out that it's because they were accused of false advertising. Not for the reason they should have pulled the campaign...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to the Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh

[Content note: transphobia, suicide]On Tuesday, I returned my diplomas to the University of Pittsburgh, along with this letter to the chancellor. In time, I'll probably have more to say, but for the moment, I'm simply too drained. Here's the letter, with hyperlinks added for context.Dear Chancellor Gallagher:I hope this letter finds you well. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker KitSileya: "What is the best housecleaning tip you know?"

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by sparkles.Recommended Reading:Colin: [Content Note: Terrorism; death penalty] Guilty: Tsarnaev Convicted in Boston BombingRafi: [CN: Racism; police brutality; images of violence] "That's why cops shoot to kill. Show More Summary

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