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You Won’t Believe What These Youth Spent Three Months Doing to Promote the Pro-Life Message

On August 16th, Canada’s Crossroads walkers completed their three-month pilgrimage from Vancouver to Ottawa – across the entire length of the massive country. According to Crossroads website, these walks were initiated in response to Pope John Paul II’s call to the youth of the world to take an active role in the pro-life movement in […]

Controversial Coal Export Terminal Green-Lighted at Fraser Surrey Docks

Canada’s largest port has given the green light to a proposed controversial facility on the Fraser River that would unload U.S. coal destined for energy-hungry Asia. Despite facing significant environmental and health concerns, PortShow More Summary

Your Heart Will Break When You See What He Was Making

The life of an orphan is something many of us cannot understand. When a child loses her parents, whether it is because of a catastrophic accident or parental abandonment, the long-term effects can be astronomical. In the United States there are over 120,000 orphans and 400,000 children that live without permanent families. While foster care […]

Federal appeals panel questions proof-of-citizenship rules for voters

With state and national elections looming, the rhetoric turned up a notch at a U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing Monday as the Kansas attorney general argued that the federal government was interfering with his and other states’ right to tightly control who votes.

Why Arizona is doing low-resource farming right

How this Arizona aquaponics farm is building a better food system.

The Pro-Life Libertarian Case Against Abortion

I first heard several months ago from a friend who is a registered Libertarian about Libertarians for Life. Here’s the Libertarian Case Against Abortion from their website: One popular misconception is that libertarianism as a political principle supports choice on abortion. Show More Summary

Number of Suicide Tourists Heading to Switzerland Doubles in Four Years

The numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ going to Switzerland to take their own lives has doubled in four years, reports a study published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Germans and British make up the bulk of the numbers, with neurological conditions, such paralysis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis, accounting for almost half […]

Question of the Day

When is the last time you wrote or received a handwritten letter? Doesn't necessarily have to be sent or delivered by snail-mail. An in-person delivery counts, too! Letter, note, card, whatever.

False Claims About Wolves, Frightful Cruelty to Wildlife in Michigan

An Upper Peninsula farmer, John Koski – operating in the far western portion of Michigan – has played an outsize role in the debate over whether the state’s small population of wolves should be hunted. Koski’s farm was the site...       ...Show More Summary

As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.

The Movement for Hens to Move

California's Prop 2, approved with 63.5 percent of the statewide vote, has already had a big impact even though its does not go into legal effect until January 2015.       Related Stories Missouri’s Right-to-Harm Amendment Super PAC Forms to Promote Animal Abuse Poultry Slaughter Rule Still in (Fowl) Play  

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Mourners arrived at Michael Brown’s funeral today with their hands up. Meanwhile, students staged a #HandsUpWalkOut on their campuses, and The New York Times is the worst. A new study finds hospitals in Black neighborhoods are less likely to encourage breastfeeding. California says health insurance companies cannot refuse to cover the cost of abortions. The lies conservatives [...]

BP Wins Big In Offshore Oil Drilling Lease Auction

For all of his administration’s tough talk on protecting our environment, President Obama doesn’t seem to have any problem increasing the nation’s dependence on dirty energy.  Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced plans...Show More Summary

After Ferguson, what next?

The protests may be winding down for now, but if the history of activism tells us anything, it's that this is precisely when the longer-term changes start to unfold.

Europe is burning our forests for “renewable” energy. Wait, what?

The European Union decided that burning wood to generate electricity was good for the climate. WRONG.

Tax-Funded PBS to Air Propaganda Film “Humanizing” Docs Who Do Third-Trimester Abortions

Looking for something to do on Labor Day? The taxpayer-funded PBS has an answer for you:  a move that “humanizes” late-term abortionists who kill unborn children in the third-trimester. “After Tiller” profiles Warren Hern, Shelley Sella, LeRoy Carhart, and Susan Robinson, some of the last third-trimester abortionists left in the United States. On September 1, […]

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Rape culture; tasking women with rape prevention.]Via Lauren Chief Elk, I learned of a new nail polish called Undercover Cover, developed by four male students at North Carolina State University, which can detect some common "date rape drugs" in drinks. Show More Summary

The Silver Lining for Democrats if They Lose the Senate in 2014

There are really only two possible outcomes for Democrats in this year's Senate elections. Either Republicans are going to win enough seats to take control of the chamber, or Democrats will hold on by the skin of their teeth. The first outcome is more likely, simply because of the map. Show More Summary

She Didn’t Want to Disappoint Her Parents, So She Didn’t Tell Them She Aborted Their Grandchild

When a bill requiring minors getting abortions to inform their parents was being considered, a blogger posted some stories from teenagers speaking out either in favor or against the bill. This young man was the father of an aborted baby. He argues against the bill, believing minors should not have to tell their parents: “My girlfriend […]

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