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Students stage walkout over Oklahoma high school’s treatment of three rape survivors

In an inspiring show of solidarity — and a depressing indictment of both their fellow students and their school’s administration — a group of students is staging a walkout at a Norman, Oklahoma high school this morning to protest the way the community has treated three girls who were raped by a classmate. ThinkProgress reports: Student organizers are […]

Pro-life vid of the day: Taylor’s heartbeat

by Kelli From comes a story of life and death, tragedy and hope, which originally aired back in June, but is worth sharing again: Taylor Storch was only 13 when she tragically died in a skiing accident. Her family made the...Show More Summary

She Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Until 23 Weeks But Abortion Wasn’t an Option Because These People Helped

This Thanksgiving week, Secular Pro-Life is giving a few guests the opportunity to thank the pro-life heroes in their lives. First up is Valerie Lopez, a Texas A & M University student who got a huge shock in January: she was pregnant, and for added drama, she didn’t find out until she was already 23 […]

Recycling Cans from Holiday Football Binges into Aluminum Siding & Shingles [Video]

While recycling cans is pretty easy in most places, you can also upcycle beer & soda cans into shingles & siding for small structures like chicken coops The post Recycling Cans from Holiday Football Binges into Aluminum Siding & Shingles [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.

Pro-Lifers Will Sing Christmas Carols at Abortion Clinics, Bring Good News to a Place of Death

Every year the Pro-Life Action League brings the joy and hope of Christmas to the darkness of the abortuary with our “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling day. Now more than ever, we need to be actively engaged in fighting abortion on the ground outside our nation’s abortion facilities. Sometimes that means sidewalk counseling, sometimes that means […]

The Problem With Gender Psychology

Before I took a gender psychology class, I assumed that the field was pro-feminist. I was not so pleasantly surprised to learn how little the field has done to promote gender equality. For example, the once often-perpetuated idea that...Show More Summary

2016 Chevy Volt Peekaboo Pics Unveiled

Originally published on EV Obsession. Volt owners in Los Angeles got a sneak peak of the 2016 Chevy Volt at an event last week. Of course, this is a teaser leading up to its full unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show in January. We don’t...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: “They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'”

  “These women who come to us are not idiots. They know what they are doing. People can’t get that. Women take this seriously. They think about it. They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'” – Dr. Curtis Boyd  Texas abortion providers Curtis Boyd and Glenna Halvorson-Boyd have worked in […]

Abandoned Baby Found Alive in Storm Drain, Survived Five Days After Mother Left Him

An abandoned baby has been found alive in Sydney, Australia after his mother left him in a storm drain. Police allege the baby had been in the drain since last Tuesday, after having been born on Monday. Now, the 30-year-old mother of a baby boy found in a drain has been charged with attempted murder. […]

‘Personhood’ Leader: Localize the Fight Against Abortion Rights

A leading "personhood" activist, in the wake of repeated losses, is advocating for his allies to focus on municipal measures instead of statewide initiatives. And a national anti-choice group, launched in October, has announced plans...Show More Summary

Population Controllers Target Pro-Life African Nation of Malawi

Malawi, a southeastern African country of 13 million people, is waking up. Targeted by Western organizations for “family planning” goals that are conceived in New York, Brussels, and London, Malawi and many other African countries increasingly find themselves having to look into the mouths of gift horses from the “developed” world. The elites who cite […]

The Feministing Five: “Saying Abortion Aloud”

Last week, the organization Sea Change released “Saying Abortion Aloud,” an extensive report examining how we can better support those who speak out for reproductive justice. We spoke with its creators to learn more about the research and what steps we can start taking today. “Saying Abortion Aloud” is built out of two main sections — one for folks […]

Who Knew Cleveland Was Cool? Quite a Few Good Writers

  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) This Tuesday, September 11, 2012, file photo shows the Cleveland skyline taken from the city's Edgewater Park. W hen news outlets and websites write about the industrial Midwest, the coverage can vacillate...Show More Summary

Tesla & BMW Teaming Up?

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, as a percentage of total car sales, no auto manufacturer is selling more electric cars than BMW (not counting 100%-electric companies like Tesla Motors). The percentage (4.9%) is even more than double what Nissan has achieved this year (2.1%). Show More Summary

Where Does Air Pollution Come From?

When we think about pollution sources, we tend to picture factories.  As it turns out, that’s wrong.  At least, that’s the finding in a very carefully conducted study by UT’s David Adelman. He found that industry is not a leading source of air pollution, with two major exceptions.  One exception consists of   coal-fired power plants (and […]

The ESA and the Commerce Clause

The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) is widely known for being the primary law in the United States that focuses on protecting biodiversity, and also for being a “pit bull” of environmental laws that has few exceptions and broad sweep. (For instance, the ESA was a major component of the litigation strategy by environmental groups […]

Reaching Across the Aisle?

The safest prediction is that our Democratic President and Republican Congress will not in fact be able to work together.  Their present gestures toward cooperation may mean nothing more than a willingness to accept the other side’s surrender.  But hope springs eternal.  Are there areas where common ground exists?  That seems nearly impossible on some […]

U.S.-China Climate Pact and Domestic Politics

The news from Beijing this week that the U.S. and China are committing to ambitious goals on climate change is, we think, monumental. No two countries are more important to tackling the problem than the largest carbon emitter over the past two centuries, the U.S., and the largest current emitter, China. While many observers are […]

Even this organic advocate thinks African farmers need herbicide

The hard truth for poor farmers is that the organic method can cost too much and fail to deliver higher yields, according to a new paper from an expert on the ground.

Should I feel guilty about eating coal-fired pizza?

A reader worries about emissions from a coal-fired pizza oven. Umbra slices in.

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