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An Open Letter to Bloomberg's Sheelah Kolhatkar, on the Delicate Matter of Anita Sarkeesian

Dear Sheelah Kolhatkar: Yesterday, my attention was drawn to your extraordinary profile of video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, which is the coming month's cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek. On Twitter I intemperately called it a "grotesquely shoddy work of credulous, ridiculous fangirlism." On reflection, I conclude I did not go far enough. Show More Summary

Michael Brown's Mom: 'Impossible' that Stepfather Incited Riots

Michael Brown's mother said it was "impossible" that her husband's calls to "burn this btch down" while on top of a car outside the Ferguson police station incited the mass rioting, violence, and looting after a grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown on Monday evening. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks for Global Partnership and Progress

With the season on gratitude upon us here in the United States, I wanted to take a moment to thank Feed the Future’s vast network of partners, at home and abroad, who are helping achieve our shared vision of a world without hunger, poverty and undernutrition.

The Death of Democracy in Burlington County

"This wouldn't pass muster in Trenton" That's a quote from Doug O'Malley, Director of Environment New Jersey upon witnessing the pure disdain for the citizens of Burlington County exhibited by the Republican majority on the Freeholder Board on the morning before Thanksgiving. Show More Summary

Voices for Diplomacy With Iran Flood Capitol Hill

On the eve of the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, 430 citizen advocates descended on Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to support the ongoing negotiations. These advocates traveled to Washington, D.C., from 43 states for the Friends Committee on National Legislation's #DiplomacyWorks lobby day. Show More Summary

Whyfor Smitten?

Guest writer knittingniki wonders aloud why she's so addicted to her favorite cooking blog.

Cosby and Ferguson: Why Addressing Gender Violence and Racial Violence Is Not Either/Or Option

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

I 've never understood the "one or the other" mentality. Being a mother, I am in an ever present state of multi-tasking. So when a male acquaintance that the Cosby scandal was a a distraction from the grand jury decision regarding Ferguson,...Show More Summary

Black Men Don't Need a Guardian Angel. Who We Need Is Our Guardian Slave.

From 12 to 50 it's assumed we're packing, assumed that like the Hulk or zombies we possess superhuman, virtually unstoppable destructive power. So where an average citizen may disagree, even argue and berate a police officer, treating...Show More Summary

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Think About It

The unstated rules for male victims of female-perpetrated sexual abuse and assault I have a friend, an autistic man, who was ordered to have sex with a woman and was informed by her that he had no choice and so, even though he didn’t want to he, went along because he was doing as he [...]

Obama Puzzled by Pro-Amnesty Hecklers: 'I Just Took an Action to Change the Law!'

President Obama was slightly annoyed after illegal immigration advocates interrupted him during his speech on his executive actions on immigration reform. “Don’t just start yelling, young ladies,” Obama said as multiple women stood up to demand that Obama stop deporting people. Show More Summary

When Considering a Presidential Bid, When Does 'No' Mean 'Yes'?

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) insists that she "is not running for President" and maintains: "I pledge to serve out my term." Yet few political observers take her comments seriously. In fact, a grassroots movement "Ready for Warren"...Show More Summary

Lebanon Needs a President

Lebanon is a dissected country. Religious and ideological divides long ago metastasized into politics and territory. The country has been trudging forward now for six months without a president because the Parliament cannot agree on a candidate. Show More Summary

Watch This Rapper’s Spontaneous Emotional Tribute To Mike Brown

"I would like to give all thoughts and prayers to the people who are out there peacefully protesting. And I also give thoughts and prayers for the people who could not hold their anger in." The post Watch This Rapper’s Spontaneous Emotional Tribute To Mike Brown appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why You Fight With Your Siblings Over Thanksgiving, According To Science

The psychology behind what happens when you're home for the holidays. The post Why You Fight With Your Siblings Over Thanksgiving, According To Science appeared first on ThinkProgress.

HHS Seeks 'Suggestions' on Increasing Obamacare 'Transparency'

The Obama administration is seeking "suggestions" on how to increase "transparency, ownership, and accountability" for Obamacare in the wake of its admission that it fudged Obamacare enrollments by 1.3 million. On Sunday evening, Health...Show More Summary

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