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"Our ethical standards will wither, and that will be one of Donald Trump’s first legacies as president."

[Content Note: Racism.]I've got a massive new piece at Shareblue, on incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's attack on Senate Democrats during the Trump transition press conference this morning, and Senate Democratic Leader...Show More Summary

I’ll pass on “Unity” and the Women’s March

This Saturday, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington, a rally meant to send the new Administration a bold message that “women’s rights are human rights.” Over six hundred “sister marches” are taking place the same day across the world, making this event the largest anti-Trump […]

So This Happened

Tommy Christopher at Shareblue: "Trump spokesman brushes off conflict of interest concerns; literally advertises Trump's hotel."Yeah. YEAH.

Why I Organized A Walkout At My High School

Our walkout. Donald Trump announced the launch of his presidential campaign two years ago. At the time, many Americans laughed at the idea that a reality TV star and multi-billionaire businessman with no political experience was running for the highest position of political leadership in the country. On January 20, 2017, no one will be laughing. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelly and her toys, taking a nap. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

The Women’s March Has Announced Its Official Route and List of Speakers

The Women’s March on Washington has finally announced the route it’ll take this Saturday after a morning rally near the National Mall.

Discussion Thread: The Last Day

Welcome to our last full day of Donald Trump not being our president. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 19, 2017 Today is the last full day we have with President Obama as our president, and not Donald Trump. It still doesn't feel real. And, at the same time, it feels overwhelmingly, crushingly real.How are you doing?

This, Too, Is Real

"It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country, this country has been divided for a long time!" Stated today by Reverend Franklin Graham. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2017 "But Donald Trump sure exploits and has thus exacerbated that division every single chance he gets!" Stated today by Melissa McEwan. Show More Summary

OMG

This is real. THIS IS REAL.When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state.In the days after, Mr. Show More Summary

Inauguration Week Open Thread

Pinch me, please. I want to wake up now. I hope some of the techniques outlined in this Indivisible guide are useful for folks wondering what to do over the next 4 years. Read more ?

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Heather T: "Do you have a memory of doing something for the first time with the intensity that children have when they're really trying to figure something out? (i.e., for me, it was ice skating)"For me it was roller skating. Show More Summary

Sending Your Child to School a Little Bit Sick Doesn’t Make You a Monster

This morning, my husband and I sent our 4-year-old son to school a little bit sick. His fever, which peaked at nearly 103 degrees a few days ago, had not returned, and his spryness had been fully restored. These factors were evidence...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Louisiana environmentalists are rallying against a pipeline developed by the same company behind DAPL.  “Don’t tell me it’s going to be OK”: the diary of a Latina teenager in the age of Trump. Meet Dallyah, the 4-year-old girl who has read more than 1,000 books. A queer Muslim couple marries before Trump’s inauguration to protect […]

IUDs and Mammograms Are Free Under Obamacare. How Much Will You Pay If It’s Repealed?

If Republicans succeed in their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, our current era of affordable birth control will likely end. The ACA requires insurers to fully cover the cost of contraception and preventive health care like cancer screenings, making them free to all insured patients.

Abortion Organizations In the South Need Your Support More Than Ever

As a young person growing up in rural Georgia, I mostly heard about abortion in coded language, typically through gossip. When folks said, “well you know she went to Atlanta or Savannah,” they were insinuating that someone had gone to have an abortion in one of the closest cities with clinics.  As I grew up, […]

Remembering George Michael, A Role Model For Healthy Masculinity

George Michael To say 2016 was a depressing year is a total understatement. Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, an astonishing number of abortion bans were passed, and the deaths of celebrities and everyday people alike were broadcast on news channels on what seemed like a daily basis. Show More Summary

More Afternoon Reading

Tommy Christopher: Sen. Whitehouse demands HHS nominee explain how we can trust him with health policy if he denies settled science.Dianna E. Anderson: EPA nominee Pruitt shows appalling lack of knowledge on lead contamination.TommyShow More Summary

My Fellow Americans

Deep breath.This is just a terrible and unfortunate reminder that this guy will be your president in two days. "Here's what I want: A swan, but real angry, and it's a chair but it's also a fountain, so it looks like the swan is barfing while I'm sitting on it. Show More Summary

Some Midday Reading

Tommy Christopher: Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee is in a heap of ethics trouble.Leah McElrath: The case against Trump: He clearly knew about Russian interference.Tommy Christopher: Trump rages against the Today...Show More Summary

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