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Adventures in Moral Schizophrenia: Cecil the Lion

If you are upset about the killing of Cecil the Lion and you are not a vegan, then you are suffering from moral schizophrenia. There is no difference between “Cecil” and all of the animals you eat who do not have names but who value their lives as much as the lion valued his. Show More Summary

After all our crushin’, we’re crushed out

While you -- and we -- are likely very sad to see Madeleine and our weekly dose of girl crushin' go, fear not!

Farmworkers score big in new tomato deal

A major grocery distributer just signed on to participate in the Fair Food Program.

California restaurants stopped serving water. Does that matter?

Gone are the automatically filled glasses and self-serve water pitchers -- does that make a difference to California's ongoing drought?

Starbucks food: May contain deforestation palm oil

Activists are demanding Starbucks take meaningful action on its palm oil policies.

Education increases belief in climate change — everywhere except in the U.S.

A study of Gallup poll data from around the world finds some surprising universal principles about climate beliefs -- and some critical exceptions.

If the EPA relaxes deadlines for CO2 cuts, will the U.S. still be able to keep its climate promises?

Sources say states and utilities will likely be given longer to comply with Obama's Clean Power Plan.

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Alison Rose: "What is one of your most memorable live music experiences?"I spent so many years going to zillions of concerts that my brainz short out even trying to filter through all of them to pick just one, so,...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by whiskers.Recommended Reading:Kenrya: [Content Note: Death; police misconduct] Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South DakotaAlexandra: [CN: Rape culture] "I certainly didn't...Show More Summary

For the Lonely

[Content Note: Isolation.]There have been a lot of stories about loneliness in the news lately. Stories about people who live in big communities, but can't find meaningful friendships. Stories about people who feel alone at work. Stories about how social media can create feelings of isolation, as much as it can create community. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogynoir; appropriation; war on agency.]"When it comes to advocating for policies that would actually support Black women and help them raise healthy children, far too many anti-choice activists are silent. But whenShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] The Cure: "A Forest"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism; war on agency] Yeah, the thing about terrorist campaigns is that they terrorize and harm people: "In a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris,Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

This face. Irresistible! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Samuel Dubose Updates

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death.]Last Friday, I mentioned the police killing of Samuel Dubose, a 43-year-old black man in Cincinnati, who was shot in the head by University of Cincinnati Campus Police Officer Ray Tensing...Show More Summary

Trump: Still Terrible

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Another day, another eleventy-seven pieces of news about how Donald Trump is fucking terrible. The highlights:1. Yesterday, a tweet from April which Trump immediately deleted, but was screen-grabbed by LennyShow More Summary


[Content Note: Illness; surgery.]Last night on the news, I saw a story about this remarkable little boy who just received new hands during a groundbreaking surgery. Eight-year-old Zion Harvey lost both his hands and both his feet following a serious and mysterious infection that he got at two years old. Show More Summary

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