Naturally, Donald Trump is celebrating the Supreme Court's atrocious decision to uphold a significant piece of Trump's Muslim ban, ubiquitously and mendaciously known as the "travel ban."The White House put out a statement from Trump, reading in its entirety: Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. Show More Summary
"On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the American Medical Association, I am writing to express our opposition to the discussion draft of the 'Better Care Reconciliation Act' released on June 22, 2017. Medicine has...Show More Summary
Scanning the room for trouble to get into, as usual. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
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
In light of some of the ongoing narratives about the 2016 election, it has dawned on me that what Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and many of their die-hard fans have in common with MRAs appears to be an entitled sense that if the system isn't rigged for them, then it's rigged against them.The system I'm talking about is our basic electoral process. Show More Summary
It was two years ago today that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote those words as part of his ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationally in the United States.In those two years, there are people...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, there was another long and widely circulated thinkpiece penned by a white man who is hoping for an outcome — in this case, the resurgence of Republican moderates (lol) — that will make Donald Trump's presidency "worth...Show More Summary
The truth about women and debt While sifting through the simmering remains of the 2016 election, liberals have seemed a little too, oh, distracted to fully interrogate the issues millennials most vocally supported while Trump’s bid for president was still being covered as entertainment. Show More Summary
Disability activists staged a die-in in Mitch McConnell’s office in response to efforts to gut Medicaid. How accusing a powerful man of rape – and the police investigation that followed it – drove this victim to suicide. Five mental health podcasts by people of color. Young people in the UK used Tinder to politically engage their […]
A baker’s dozen of white male Republicans will have successfully placed abortion care out of reach for the majority of American women if the Senate passes the latest version of Trumpcare. The 13 men labored in unprecedented secrecy on...Show More Summary
The days of forcing girls to take home economics, while boys take shop, are long gone. But, in 2017, sexism is alive and well in classrooms all across the country. Today in America, girls are kept from walking at graduation because they’re pregnant, punished for wearing tank-tops, harassed for using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, raped […]
On Sunday, June 18, near the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Nabra Hassanen was brutally murdered. She was 17 years old, black, and wore a headscarf. She was bludgeoned with a baseball bat by 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, who then kidnapped her in his car, killed her, and dumped her body in a […]
This blogaround brought to you by the echo of a familiar song.Recommended Reading:Carey Purcell: [Content Note: Sexual assault] The GOP's Health-Care Bill Is Absurdly Cruel to Sexual Assault VictimsDivya Ghelani: [CN: Fire; death; neglect]...Show More Summary
I feel like we sort of choked. Those are the words of "a former senior Obama administration official involved in White House deliberations on Russia," quoted in this massive piece by the Washington Post's Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima,...Show More Summary
We know that Donald Trump is a reflexive, abundant liar. We know that he mangles the English language every time he opens his maw. We know that he routinely declares himself a genius, even and particularly when he has been exposed as...Show More Summary
Suggested by Shaker catvoncat: "What is your go-to movie food?"I'm pretty boring: Popcorn.
Where's Dudley? As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
A few items of note today, the last two somewhat tangential but nonetheless worth noting:1. Dana Bash, Evan Perez, and Manu Raju at CNN: [Contenet Note: Video may autoplay at link] Intel Chiefs Tell Investigators Trump Suggested They...Show More Summary
Now that his sexual assault trial has ended with a deadlocked jury, Bill Cosby’s got a lot of time on his hands. And with his reputation in tatters, it couldn’t hurt to give back to the community, right?
Art by @nerdybrownkid This past week, a teenage girl identified as Nabra Hassanen was brutally murdered. She was attacked on her way home—assaulted by a man with a gun, beaten with a metal bat, and discarded into a body of water. Before...Show More Summary