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We Resist: Day 385

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

Sueños sin Fronteras: A Feminist Roundtable on Immigration

Congress has until midnight today to pass a spending bill, or shutdown the government again. Immigration is at the center of the debate. It’s been less than three weeks since the last shutdown — a three-day closing that ended after Democrats caved in to Senate Republicans’ promise to consider legislation to protect Dreamers,  or recipients of Deferred […]

Bush Says Russia Meddled; Still Silent on SCOTUS Meddling

In what will surely provoke another infuriating round of profoundly undeserved Bush nostalgia, headlines are blaring today that former president George W. Bush says there's evidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Still benefiting...Show More Summary

Russians Hacked U.S. Voting Systems

[Content Note: Video may autoplay at first link.]Confirmation of what has long been rumored: The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. Show More Summary

The White House Knew About Rob Porter's Abuse

[Content Note: Domestic violence; images of injuries at link.]White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter has resigned, following reports that he had emotionally and physically abused two ex-wives. But, before he resigned, the White House...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker yes: "What regional word or phrase do you use that would identify to others where you grew up?"I've written about this before: Because my mom grew up in NYC and had only been in Indiana for about 8 years when I was born, I grew up with an accent and lexicon all my own. Show More Summary

Wednesday Links!

This list o' links brought to you by pearls.Recommended Reading:Kiva Bay: [CN: Fat hatred; Nazism; nativism; anti-Semitism; violence] How Nazis Use Fat to Excuse ViolenceShay Stewart-Bouley at Black Girl in Maine: [CN: White supremacy;...Show More Summary

Go Nancy Go!

Since 10:04 AM this morning, Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi has been holding the House floor, speaking without a break on behalf of DREAMers. For nearly 8 hours now, Pelosi has been standing in 4-inch heels, telling the stories of DREAMers and entering their words into the official record. Show More Summary

Just Curious

Are there any white male Democratic officeholders anywhere in the United States who don't believe they could have defeated Donald Trump? Just wondering for realsies if any white male Dems will publicly say they too would have lost, given Russian meddling, voter suppression, etc.? — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) February 7, 2018

Daily Dose of Cute

Sophs, modeling her Very Serious Face. 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 384

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

Former Feministing executive editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay tapped to head Teen Vogue

By Maya and Lori The Feministing family is thrilled to congratulate our former executive editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay on becoming the new executive editor of Teen Vogue!  For over a decade, Feministing has been at the forefront of online...Show More Summary

TV Corner: This Is Us

We haven't had a This Is Us thread in almost a year (!), so I thought it was definitely time for another one, especially after that Super Bowl episode.I don't want to spoil anything, since there have been such big developments recently, so I'll save my discussion for comments.Just two questions:1. Show More Summary

Mike Pence Really Wants a War with North Korea

Apparently. Zeke Miller at the Associated Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics.Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. Show More Summary

Today in Authoritarianism Watch

Donald Trump (still) wants a big military parade, like the one he saw in France and couldn't stop gushing about: "It was a two-hour parade. They had so many different zones. Maybe 100,000 different uniforms, different divisions, different bands. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker speedbudget: "What is the first song you can remember hearing a curse word in?"That is a very funny question! I honestly cannot remember what it was, but I can assure you, given what I was like as a church-going kid, that I would have been absolutely scandalized by it, lol!

It's Okay to Not Feel Like Everything Will Be Okay

[Content Note: Emotional policing.]Soon after the 2016 election, I published a piece with the same title as this one, in which I wrote: Something has been upended that cannot be easily righted, and I'm not going to feel okay about the...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"I assumed that my passive concern would be enough. Passive concern never is."—Science journalist Ed Yong, in a very fine piece for the Atlantic, "I Spent Two Years Trying to Fix the Gender Imbalance in My Stories."I strongly encourage you to head over and read the whole thing. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

This is Zelda's subtle way of letting me know she would like her belly rubbed, please. 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 383

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

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