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How BP turned a whole community into an endangered species

The documentary "Vanishing Pearls" spotlights the African-American oystermen of Louisiana whose way of life has been destroyed in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Chris Christie is still trying to force a pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands

A state commission rejected a plan to build a natural-gas pipeline through a national reserve of forests and wetlands, but Christie and his cronies don't want to take no for an answer.

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by The Editors Today's blog posts: Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood reschedules abortions to dodge inspectors - Jill Stanek David Cameron is right about loving one’s neighbour but has he missed the whole point of Easter? - Peter Saunders Are some photos of abortion victims too gory? - Jill Stanek…

Obama-appointed federal judge says Ohio must recognize out-of-state same-sex ‘marriages’

by Catherine Briggs CINCINNATI, OH, April 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday, an Obama-appointed federal judge ruled that Ohio authorities must recognize same-sex “marriages” contracted outside the state. Ohio currently bans such unions. Judge Timothy Black additionally called the state’s marriage…

True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman

by Catherine Briggs NEW YORK, April 17, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple. In response to Chick-fil-A’s proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations,…

Illinois rejects ban on reparative therapy for minors with same-sex attraction

by Kirsten Andersen SPRINGFIELD, IL, April 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Illinois House voted last week to reject a bill that would have banned reparative therapy for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). It is the fifth state to vote down a ban on the practice in recent months, following high…

Catholic Relief Services pro-abortion grantee wins UN Population Fund Award

by Kirsten Andersen BALTIMORE, MD, April 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-abortion grantee of Catholic Relief Services has been announced as the winner of the 2014 United Nations Population Award. The award is given to organizations that demonstrate outstanding effectiveness in population control efforts,…

Justina Pelletier’s Family Not Allowed to Visit Their Daughter on Easter Sunday

The family of Justina Pelletier will not be allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. Jennifer Pelletier, Justina’s oldest sister, alerted supported of Justina on the family’s Facebook page: “There are 75 […]

People With Disabilities Don’t Want Your Pity and Don’t Want Your Death

The following letter was published by the Hamilton Spectator on April 15, 2014. By Steve Passmore I was born with cerebral palsy and I have lived all of my life with pain. I now have scoliosis which affects my mobility and gives me further pain. My prognosis is living with a wheelchair. Steven Fletcher MP has […]

Gosnell Movie Smashes Crowdfunding Record, Raises $900,000 at Indiegogo

The movie on Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has just become the most successful film ever on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website. Gosnell, a made for TV project on the doctor who is America’s most prolific serial killer, has just smashed through the $900,000 mark – overtaking the previous record holder which had raised $898,000. Gosnell […]

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I will posting the Virtual Pub shortly, because we're taking tomorrow off. Tomorrow, Aphra_Behn is coming to visit (news I am sharing with her permission), and I AM SO EXCITED because it's the first time we'll be meeting in person after...Show More Summary

Adult Recreational Kickball Has a Woman Problem

Today in hard truths that must nonetheless be spoken: Kickball has a woman problem. Are woman kickballers underrepresented in the kickballing population? No. Is there a kickball glass ceiling or a kickball glass cliff? Not that I'm aware of. Show More Summary

People of color contribute least to smog, yet breathe more of it. WTF?

Get a load of this: It’s not poor people whose nostrils get the dirtiest air. It’s people of color -- even wealthy ones.

Restaurant Workers are Hungry for Pay Checks

Thu April 17, 2014 infographic Restaurant Workers are Hungry for Pay Checks By: Padmini Parthasarathy   Leaving a gratuity in American restaurants is pretty much expected. For restaurant workers, those tips are the difference between feeding their families and going hungry. Show More Summary

The Brands Who Loved Me: Companies Women Like and Loathe

Thu April 17, 2014 The Brands Who Loved Me: Companies Women Like and Loathe By Amy-Willard Cross Businesses suddenly want to get into women’s purses. They’re waking up to the fact that women are the market--controlling 73% of consumer spending. Show More Summary

Earth Cousin

Maude, I love this stuff:It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world yet discovered, astronomers announced on Thursday.The planet, known as...Show More Summary

Abortion Backer Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant With a “Child”

Abortion supporter Chelsea Clinton announced today that she’s pregnant — not with a fetus or clump of cells but with a “child.” This is the same Chelsea Clinton who lamented last year that her grandmother didn’t have access to Planned Parenthood. At the end of a women’s event, Clinton made the announcement along with Hillary […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A new line of consent-themed condoms from FORCE. The “Tuition” parody of Beyonce’s “Partition” is the anthem of our generation. Lambda Legal is suing a doctor and clinic for violating the Affordable Care Act for refusing care to a trans woman. Show More Summary

NASA Just Found the Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Hello. Good day. NASA just announced that astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet yet. Kepler-186f is the first Goldilocks planet—not too hot for water, not too cold for water—ever identified that is roughly the same size as Earth. Show More Summary

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