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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker yes: "What food item do you really enjoy that others usually toss out without eating?"The orange slices that often come on a plate as a breakfast garnish at diners.

High Enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton!

Hey, here's a neat story that was published today at CNBC! "Hillary Clinton's Book Is No. 1 on Amazon, Outselling Tom Brady and Stephen King." For real! Here's a screenshot and everything! Gee, it's almost like that insistent and ubiquitous...Show More Summary

Earthquake in Mexico

Just 11 days after Mexico was hit by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake, which killed at least 98 people, displaced an enormous number of people, and left an estimated 2.5 million people in need of assistance, another 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit today, collapsing buildings and doing widespread damage that has left large parts of Mexico City without power. Show More Summary

What in Patriarchal Hell Did I Just Read?

[Content Note: Toxic masculinity; misogyny; sexual assault; stalking; class warfare.]Of all the horrideous post-election Reporter Ethnographies of the Mysterious Masculinity of the Rust Belt pieces, this might be the absolute shittiest,...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

We Resist: Day 243

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

Trump Is Cringingly Humiliating at the U.N.

This morning, Donald Trump gave an address before the United Nations, in which he behaved precisely as you'd anticipate: Rambling, belligerent, and a comprehensive embarrassment to all sensible and decent people of the United States....Show More Summary

The Latest on Mueller's Russia Investigation

There were two big stories published last night on Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation into possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election, both centered around former Trump-Pence campaign chair and longtime Donald Trump associate Paul Manafort.1. Show More Summary

Hurricane Maria

Following dreadfully closely on the heels of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose, Hurricane Maria has now spun into a Category 5 after making landfall on Dominica last night. The storm is currently headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Helliane: "Is there something you thought you wouldn't like, but then you tried it and really loved it? Is there something you were sure you'd love, but when you finally tried it, you didn't like it at all?"I didn't...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by lapel pins.Recommended Reading:Amy Hagstrom Miller: Why I'm Offering Free Abortions to Texans Affected by Hurricane HarveyEllen Trachman: [CN: Nativism] When Your Twin Brother Is a U.S. Citizen at Birth,...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"I believe that Donald Trump poses a clear and present danger to our democracy, to our institutions, to the rule of law, to the civil rights and human rights of so many Americans, to the economic distribution of wealth — which is already skewed out of proportion to where it should be. Show More Summary

Stop Trusting Republicans

Stop trusting Republicans. All of them. Stop giving Donald Trump anything: Trust, chances, the benefit of the doubt, credit for "pivoting," generous interpretations of his worst instincts and vilest actions. Trump is so awful a specimen...Show More Summary

Why I Listen To Hillary

[Content Note: Misogyny.]You might have heard that 2016 popular vote winner Hillary Clinton has published a book about the election. This book is currently a best-seller, and Clinton is currently traveling the country on a tour, sold...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Matilda and Olivia. Sophs was there, too! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 242

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

On the Protests and Police Misconduct in St. Louis

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; anti-Semitism.]In 2011, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was caught on audio saying "going to kill this motherfucker, don't you know it," as he and another officer pursued Anthony Lamar Smith, who was Black, in a car chase. Show More Summary

Trump Again Displays What a Rotten Specimen He Is

It isn't like I wasn't paying attention to the news over my holiday. It isn't like I'd forgotten what a vile person Donald Trump is. I couldn't forget even if I wanted to.And still it was jarring, if utterly unsurprising, that this is...Show More Summary

Aaaaaaaaaand We're Back!

Here are a few things you in which you might be interested that you might have missed, unless you were checking in on Twitter the past two weeks:1. I co-hosted the Hellbent podcast with Devon Handy while Sarah Lerner was under the weather..@DevonHandy...Show More Summary

Known Abuser Narrowly Loses New York City Election

On Tuesday, former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate narrowly lost a campaign for a seat on New York City Council. Despite his loss, the fact that voters were willing to forgive and forget Monserrate, a known abuser, at the ballot box is concerning. In 2009, Monserrate sliced his girlfriend’s face with broken glass and […]

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