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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker RachelB: "What current thing about you would most surprise your younger self?"I think the thing that would most surprise my younger self is how content I am with myself. I spent an awful lot of years feeling bad about who I was, what I looked like, etc. And I never saw then any indication of how that might change, or how radically it would.

'Life's a Breeze' charms with Fionnula Flanagan

"Life's a Breeze" is a small film with a considerable amount of charm. Comic and idiosyncratic, it takes a warmhearted view toward its protagonists while still seeing them for exactly who they are.

Obamacare Rationing Czar Ezekiel Emmanuel: We Should Die at 75

Ezekiel Emmanuel is one of the nation’s premier Obamacarians. He has the president’s ear. He is for health care rationing. And now, he wants us to die at 75. He doesn’t put it quite like that, writing in the first person. But make no mistake: That is his essential message. From, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” in […]

'Last Days in Vietnam' a thrilling recount of the fall of Saigon

Full of compelling first-person stories both heroic and heartbreaking, 'Last Days in Vietnam' details a complete debacle that brought out the best in people. It's also Rory Kennedy's best work yet. Full of compelling first-person stories...Show More Summary

Who's Such a Good Dog?! YOU ARE!

Okay, I just blubbed my face off for one million years at this video of Hope for Paws rescuing this blue heeler who'd been living under a dumpster for 11 months.Zelda is one-quarter Australian Cattle Dog (aka blue heeler), and despite...Show More Summary

Photo of the Day

From the Telegraph's Scotland Independence in Pictures gallery: for 'Referendum cupcakes' featuring a Scottish Saltire (left), a Union flag (right), and a question mark (center), symbolising the 'undecided voter' are pictured in a bakery in Edinburgh. Show More Summary

Global Community Tells Japan to Stand Down on Southern Ocean Whaling

The big news on whaling in 2014 was the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declaring Japan’s hunt in the southern hemisphere is at odds with international rules. As a consequence, for the first time in more than...       ...Show More Summary

Apple Throws Down Privacy Gauntlet

Apple made big news today by announcing that they are no longer able to extract data from iOS devices for law enforcement agencies. The company had, for several years, offered a popular service for police in which it would extract data...Show More Summary

Emotional Pictures Celebrate Baby Who Lived 46 Minutes: “Grateful for the Time We Were Given”

Danielle Walker, the author and photographer of the bestselling cookbook Against All Grain was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease when she was 22-years-old. At that time, she began removing all grain and dairy from her diet and became known for her blog, which she created to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to […]

What climate marchers have learned from anti-nuke organizers

The largest demonstration in U.S. history was a nuclear disarmament rally in New York in 1982. Today's climate activists are following that lead.

TV Corner: New Fall Series

We're reaching the time of year (at least in the US) where new network shows tend to premiere. (As well as favorite network shows returning for new seasons.) Have you heard about any new shows that you're keen to give a shot? (Here's...Show More Summary

We just had the hottest August ever

This summer brought a number of new heat records -- most worryingly, the hottest oceans on record.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Um, how did I not know that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton were roommates in the ’80s? The gender gap in biking Our own Katherine Cross was in this months’s Bitch Magazine talking sex and sexuality in the world of erotic roleplaying. VICE News investigated the misleading practices used by crisis pregnancy centers. Jesus. There was a bomb threat targeted at [...]

Hillary Clinton: “It’s Really Embarrassing” U.S. Hasn’t Adopted Pro-Abortion Treaty

A new report indicates Hillary Clinton told a meeting of pro-abortion activists that it’s “really embarrassing” that the Untied States hasn’t adopted the CEDAW treaty that would promote abortion. From CFAM: “It is embarrassing, I mean,...Show More Summary

Blame and forgiveness in David Bezmozgis' 'The Betrayers'

What does the novelist do in the face of history? Such a question, notes David Bezmozgis in his essay "The Novel in Real Time," once made Philip Roth worry about contemporary fiction, which he feared might be overwhelmed by "our absurd and almost unaccountable reality."

Baby Angela Born With Anencephaly Defies the Odds, Turns 6 Months Old

Tragically, the few babies who escape abortion and are born with anencephaly don’t typically live very long. But a little girl in Rhode island has defied the odds and turned 6 months old. “She’s doing great,” Angela’s mother, Sonia Morales, told a Rhode Island Catholic reporter last week. “She’s almost 14 pounds, and she’s growing […]

Daily Dose of Cute

"Hey! It's a day!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Pennsylvania Town Will No Longer Evict Domestic Abuse Survivors for Seeking Help

"Nuisance ordinances," which penalize landlords for tenants' supposed disorderly conduct, can often force women to choose between escaping their abuser and keeping secure housing. Image: police car via Shutterstock The post Pennsylvania Town Will No Longer Evict Domestic Abuse Survivors for Seeking Help appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Obama uses the “Chicago Way” to illegally force taxpayers to fund abortion

Four of Illinois’ last seven governors ended up in prison for corruption convictions ranging from bribery to racketeering. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in the state ironically known as the Land of Lincoln. I doubt people truly...Show More Summary

Suspended Viking Jerome Simpson cited for marijuana possession

Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson is serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

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