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How a Father Gets Deported for a Traffic Violation

If you ask the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it doesn't deport parents whose most serious crime is a traffic offense. In fact, according to its statistics, 98 percent of people deported fell into one of DHS's "priorities" –Show More Summary

The Power of One Voice: A Review

Everyone should go see Anita, a recently released documentary that revolves around Anita Hill's controversial 1991 Senate hearing on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States. As most people know, in...Show More Summary

The Democracy Restoration Act: Preventing a Lifetime Punishment

Tayna Fogle is a mother of two, grandmother of six, a leader in her community, and a powerful example of how difficult it is for citizens to regain their voting rights. Two decades ago, Tayna served a sentence for a non-violent drug offense and writing overdrawn checks. Show More Summary

SEC Blocking Update to Electronic Privacy Laws

During the long, hard fight to bring the outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) into the 21st century, advocates have run into the most unlikely of opponents: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Yes, the SEC—the agency charged with regulating the securities industry—has brought the ECPA update to a screeching halt. Show More Summary

North Carolina: Let Me Take Care of My Son

I live in Greensboro, North Carolina, with my family. My wife, Megan, and I flew to Texas to meet our son, Jax, over 4 years ago, who is now 6 ½. We have raised him to understand that his moms love him and would do anything for him. But Megan is his only legal parent. Jax has cerebral palsy, so he takes a lot of extra care. Show More Summary

U.N. climate report was censored

The summary of the latest big IPCC report was watered down by rich countries, which don't want to be blamed for climate change or called upon to help poor countries survive it.

Five Ways to Make Him Scream, and Not Get Pregnant When You Do: Cosmo Gets Serious About Repro Rights

Cosmopolitan, long considered one of the fluffier offerings to women on the magazine rack, has been quietly remaking itself into a powerhouse of reproductive rights coverage. Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress reports on a new era at the sex tip-centric rag, with recent articles on abortion rights, abortion stigma, and contraception access. Show More Summary

As a Soldier I Defended Our Rights, Now Who Will Defend Mine?

For a year now, I've been asking how a 75-year-old Vietnam Vet and retired prison guard like me could wind up in the hospital after being brutally mistreated by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. I live in a quiet retirement community, Kino Springs, just a few miles from the Arizona border with Mexico. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape culture] As today is Tax Day in the US, here is our annual reminder for assholes that to describe what has "been done to you" by the IRS and/or US Government by requiring you...Show More Summary

Video Highlights the Link Between Abortion and Domestic Violence

This month is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Obama even released a statement saying, “Every child deserves every chance in life.” (I won’t bother to get into the hypocrisy of that statement by the most pro-abortion president of all time.) Once one acknowledges that the preborn are human, it quickly becomes clear that abortion is […]

This guy is taking the world’s longest road trip in an electric car

So far he's driven from the Northwest to Maine to Florida in a Tesla Model S, all without paying a dime for gas. And the trip's not over yet.

Twin Babies Climb Into Each Other’s Cribs To Play During Nap Time

These cute twin babies decide to abandon their nap time and play with one another. Climbing back and forth to each other’s crib, the two jump, play, and laugh before finally deciding that a nap might just be okay. But whose bed will they sleep in? Here’s what the person posting this cute video celebrating […]

Your Daily Poem: June Jordan

Ed. note: For National Poetry Month, we’re highlighting one feminist poem each day in April. See the whole series here. Your poem today is “Poem about My Rights” by June Jordan. Poem about My Rights Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clear my head about this poem about why I can’t go out without [...]

Custom Snowboards Made from “Right in Our Back Yard” Wood: Empire Grown

I’ve become really tired of the word “artisan” (or “artisanal”) on products: as far as I can see, it generally means “expensive.” I rarely see that such products involve the kind of loving, caring creativity undertaken by a true artisan. Show More Summary

"Blood Moon" Eclipse

In case you missed the eclipse last night, either because you're not in a part of the world where it was visible or because you had better things to do (like sleep), here is a neat composite image via NBC News: And if you regretted missing...Show More Summary

This Tax Day, Let’s Get Planned Parenthood Off the Federal Dole

Today is April 15th.  It is a day of infamies.  On this day in 1865 Abraham Lincoln died, succumbing to gunshot wounds from the night before. In 1912 the “unsinkable” ship Titanic sank after striking an iceberg, killing between 1,490 and 1,635 people.  Lastly, of course, it is Tax Day (okay those comparisons might be a […]

The tiny house documentary is finally (almost) here! Peek inside the result

Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller built the 127-foot space without a plan. Gutsy!

Planned Parenthood Won’t Condemn Woman Who Killed Her Seven Babies, Packed Them in Boxes

Police in Pleasant Grove, Utah, discovered over the weekend the bodies of seven dead infants in cardboard boxes, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. All seven of these babies were allegedly killed soon after being born by their own mother, a 39-year-old woman who has now been placed under arrest. The mother has been charges with […]

There Are "Shoe Truthers" Now, Because Of Course There Are

[Content Note: Attempted assault; disablist language.]So, a few days ago, a woman named Alison Michelle Ernst threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton while she was giving a speech in Las Vegas. The shoe missed; Hillary was fine; she made a joke about it; Ernst was arrested and questioned and freed after being given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: GOP candidate says disabled children are nature’s vengeance against people who have had abortions

Meet Bob Marshall, who wants to be the next representative from Virginia. Marshall is currently a member of the Virginia General Assembly and he has a 23-year record of saying jaw-droppingly offensive comments. In a 1989 interview, he explained that he opposes abortion without any exceptions because sometimes incest is voluntary. And more recently… In 2010, at [...]

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