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Let's Discuss! StC Reddit AMA, and Something to ConDinner Group

Considerates! We're ramping up our efforts to drive some great discussion. The Forum is a shining beacon of this, and our May/June Something to ConDinners have been smashing successes. So we're kicking it up a notch. First, we're doing an AMA ("Ask me Anything" interview thing) on Reddit., on July 1, at 1pm. Show More Summary

Get the Facts: The Alabama Supreme Court Did Not Order Stop to Marriage Licenses

Today, contrary to some press accounts, the Alabama Supreme Court did not order a stop to the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Tomorrow will be a wee bit longer

On June 30th the folks that know about these things are going to add an extra second to the day. Web leap second leap year leap century time

An Ocean Mystery in the Trillions

Much is still not known about the bristlemouth, the planet’s most plentiful vertebrate. What’s more, the ocean, making up 99 percent of the biosphere, may hold untold undiscovered species.

Dark Region of Ocean May Shed Light on Climate Change and Other Issues

The area from just below the surface to 3,300 feet also may become more of a food source and a way to monitor ocean health.

A milestone in the sexual revolution

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is to the sexual revolution what the execution of Louis XVI was to the French Revolution. It has destroyed the mystique of marriage.

The Supreme Court’s chronological snobbery

Five justices of the Supreme Court cannot redefine marriage itself, not any more than Roe v. Wade could redefine the sanctity of human life.

The Fight for LGBT Equality in Texas

Today, HRC called out Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for calling the Supreme Court’s ruling “a lawless decision.”

In racist policy, taking down the confederate flag is barely a first step

The power of a symbol should never be underestimated, but it shouldn't be overestimated, either. That's the case with the confederate battle flag, which is coming down from public venues all across the South and off retailers' shelves across the nation.

Rand Paul Would Rather End Marriage Than Share It With Gay People

While most of the football team’s worth of Republicans running for president have reacted to the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision with straightforward rejections, Rand Paul decided to get cute about it. “Perhaps the time has...Show More Summary

Safe Commuting By Bicycle

When I think about safe commuting by bicycle, of bicycle safety for regular travelers, I call to mind infrastructure changes in the United States that the Northern Europeans began over 50 years ago. I think of smaller streets of bicycles concurrently with streets for automobiles. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

17-Year-Old Bravely Rejected Abortion After Rape, After Her Parents Tragically Died She’s Glad She Did

She survived being raped at the age of 17 that resulted in a pregnancy and then made the courageous decision to keep her baby. Nine months later, a tragic car accident took her mother’s life, and two years after her son Jaiden’s birth, her father suffered a fatal stroke. In two short years, this young […]

School Nurse Took Teen for Abortion, Lied to Her Parents About Why She Came Home Late

A story out of New Zealand recently told of a school nurse booking a student for an abortion, driving her there during school hours, bringing her home late, and lying about why they were late.  Weeks later, as the girl deteriorated emotionally and physically, it came out that she had received an abortion that day. The surgery […]

ICYMI: YouTube Stars Celebrate History at Supreme Court

Last week, YouTube star Raymond Braun joined the Rhodes Bros, Shane Bitney Crone and HRC on the steps of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court just punched a hole in Obama’s plan to clean up power plants

The court ruled 5-4 that the EPA didn't properly take costs into account when regulating emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants.

Slo-mo reveals how enigmatic sprites explode in the atmosphere

What causes mysterious "fireworks" in the sky spotted from planes? Video and computer modelling are yielding insights

Rapper the Game charged with hitting off-duty LAPD officer at basketball game

The rapper the Game has been charged with hitting and threatening an off-duty Los Angeles police officer during a basketball game at Hollywood High School, prosecutors said.

Group behind intercepted Gaza flotilla accuses Israel of 'piracy'

Organizers of a Gaza-bound flotilla that was intercepted by the Israeli navy complained Monday that they were victims of an act of piracy, while Israeli officials denounced the pro-Palestinian campaign as hypocritical and unnecessar...

Bob Costas apologizes to Cubs' Pedro Strop for on-air comment

Bob Costas apologized Sunday to Pedro Strop for the bizarre comment he made about the Chicago Cubs pitcher during an MLB Network telecast Friday night.

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