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[Content Note: Misogyny.]So I'm reading this article in the Washington Post about how people are losing their shit because the Marine Corps is renaming "19 of its job titles following a directive by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to...Show More Summary

Bernie, What Are You Even Doing? Today's Edition.

Yesterday, Bernie Sanders sat down for an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, and it was Maximum Bernie: Mitchell: Well, your colleague Elizabeth Warren could not have been more effusive in her embrace of Hillary Clinton. Do youShow More Summary

Trump Is the Literal Worst

[Content Note: Terrorism; death; fearmongering; rape culture.]I've got a new piece up at BNR about Donald Trump's disgusting behavior yesterday in the wake of the terror attack in Turkey, and about how he knows nothing but the politics of fear and destruction:No sympathy, no compassion, no decency. Show More Summary

Attack at Turkish Airport

[Content Note: Terrorism; bombing; guns; self-harm; death.]Yesterday, "assailants armed with AK-47 rifles became involved in a firefight with security and police near [Istanbul's Atatürk international airport]'s x-ray security checkpoint. Show More Summary

Baby Boxes Save Lives. So Why Are They Running Into Trouble in Indiana?

In middle-ages Rome, the walls of convents had “foundling wheels” where new mothers could leave their unwanted babies. In present-day South Korea, the pastor Jong-rak Lee has created a “drop box” where mothers can place their infants, triggering a bell that alerts Lee or his wife to retrieve the child. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker ivyceltress: "What are your pantry must-haves that might be a bit unusual?"HP Sauce and Branston Pickle. Which are staples in the UK, but are much more unusual in the United States.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is some flickery/strobey editing in this video.] New Order: "Regret"

The Clinton Super PAC’s New Attack Ads Assume You Already Know That Trump Is a Pig

Americans are already so clear on Donald Trump’s boorishness that we barely need to be reminded of it. That’s essentially the message from a pair of stylish new attack ads released this week by the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA. Show More Summary

Experiences Over Stuff Is a Tired—and Sexist—Idea

Experiences over stuff. This is a common maxim of the brand of secular spirituality currently in vogue among the knowing, one that instructs us that a snorkeling trip around the Great Barrier Reef is indisputably superior to the purchasing of an L-shaped couch from Crate and Barrel. Show More Summary

Why Is the New York Times Crossword So Clueless About Race and Gender?

The New York Times crossword puzzle is like an elderly uncle: lovable and fun but prone to sounding out of touch. Sometimes that fustiness is charming, like when longtime puzzle editor Will Shortz sparred with writer Julianne Smolinski over the definition of the word Illin’.

Women’s Groups Say Monday’s Abortion Ruling Is “Just the Beginning”

Until this week, the future of abortion rights in America looked pretty bleak. All over the country, conservative legislators were passing restrictive laws faster than pro-choice organizations could file suit against them. It was an endless, exhausting game of whack-a-mole, and women and progressives were losing.

Daily feminist cheat sheet

Celebrations of and reflections on yesterday’s Whole Women’s Health decision continue. And the Court’s ruling could have a big impact on similar restrictions in other states. Our girl Sesali is killing it over at Flavorwire! Check out her stuff. Show More Summary

Report: Hate-Based Violence Against LGBT Community On The Rise

In a year of both wonderful advances and devastating violence against LGBT people, it can be hard to take stock of where we stand as a community — and of the disparities that occur within the queer community itself. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has just released its 2015 Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, […]

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia just arranges the rug however she pleases for maximum comfort. Such a sweet and smart girl.As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism; xenophobia; hate crimes] Brexit has resulted in increased harassment and violence of POC in the UK: "Police believe there has been an increase in hate crimes and community tensions since last week's referendum. Show More Summary

This Kid!

The NCAA Baseball Facebook page posted this video on Sunday, which I saw after my friend Jordan posted it, and I cannot. stop. laughing. Video Description: During a college baseball game, a white, ginger-haired, freckle-faced little boy in the crowd notices a camera is aimed at him. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Bullying.]"Donald Trump will say or do anything—and so will Scott Brown. …What this is really about is: Can they bully me into shutting up? Can they just be nasty enough and ugly enough; throw enough stuff in my direction...Show More Summary

Low Enthusiasm My Patoot

I've got a new piece up at BNR about the gorgeous and inspiring pictures of Hillary Clinton supporters, who look at her with amazing expressions on their faces:It is a joy that she has won the Democratic nomination — and it is a relief. Show More Summary

Bigotry Under Guise of "Religious Freedom" Dealt a Blow by US District Court

[Content Note: Homophobia.]The Supreme Court wasn't the only court to deliver some good news yesterday:A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.U.S. Show More Summary

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