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Feeding Garbage to Bears and Voters in Maine

I’ve been involved in dozens of political campaigns around the country over two decades, and the brazen lies and scare tactics used by state officials working in collusion with the bear baiting, hounding, and trapping crowd in MaineShow More Summary

Subway: Please Don’t Use Halloween To Make Women Feel Fat

Whether it’s the annoyingly catchy five-dollar footlong jingle or Jared Fogle’s promise that you will lose weight by eating sandwiches, Subway commercials are abundantly recognizable in our culture. These advertisements have ranged from...Show More Summary

GOP Candidates in Key Races Downplaying Anti-Choice Views

Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize "war on women" criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women. Image: EPG_EuroPhotoGraphics / Shutterstock.com The post GOP Candidates in Key Races Downplaying Anti-Choice Views appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Turn your last-minute Halloween costume into an environmental statement

If your artfully glitter-glued pants don’t have a clearly defined political stance, you might as well not go out at all.

Gardner Pushed for $110 Million in Abstinence-Only Education Funding

During his re-election campaign in Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has spotlighted senatorial candidate Cory Gardner’s extreme anti-abortion positions, which opposed by most voters, but the congressman has also co-sponsored unpopular...Show More Summary

Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad

Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply. Image: Truth Revolt/Youtube The post Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Millennials, Monsanto wants to be your hipster friend

Monsanto's "Director of Millennial Engagement" studied a handlebar-mustached salesman to learn all about you.

Pro-life video of the day: Online abortion class

by Hans Johnson The overwhelmingly pro-choice media has been trumpeting what has been called “the first internet abortion class” now being offered by the University of California, San Francisco.  While health professionals can earn credits...Show More Summary

Brittany Maynard Won’t Kill Herself November 1: “Doesn’t Seem Like the Right Time Now”

Brittany Maynard has officially decided to delay her decision to kill herself under Oregon’s assisted suicide law on November 1. She says it “doesn’t seem like the right time now” to end her life. Although cancer patients and pro-life groups have tried to talk her out of the decision, it now appears Maynard may have […]

Push for National 20-Week Abortion Ban Likely if GOP Takes the Senate

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will likely become majority leader if he wins his re-election campaign next week and if the Republicans win the Senate, has promised his base that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority for him. Image: Mitch McConnell/Youtube The post Push for National 20-Week Abortion Ban Likely if GOP Takes the Senate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Worst Koch-Funded Lies About Climate Change in 90 Seconds

The Koch brothers have spent far more than even ExxonMobil to spread doubt and misinformation about the 97% scientific consensus on climate change in recent years — over $67 million on climate denial, in fact. Out of 13,950 peer-reviewed scientific journals, only 24 reject global warming. Show More Summary

GOP Pushes for Independent to Split the Vote With Democrat Michaud

The Republican Governors Association, just a week before Election Day, is pulling out the final stops in its push to re-elect Gov. Paul LePage. Image: Republican Governors Association/Youtube The post GOP Pushes for Independent to Split the Vote With Democrat Michaud appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Countdown to Election Day

We’re just days from the November 4th election, and there are critical races for humane candidates and animal protection issues all over the country. I want to provide a rundown of several key updates as we enter the final stretch....      ...Show More Summary

Teen Social Media Stars and Sexism: When Will It End?

“Entertain me.” “If you play too hard to get, then it’s just like, ‘Oh, she doesn’t even like me,’ but if you play easy, then it’s just like, ‘Oh, she’s a whore.’ Find a balance.” “Wax, shave. It’s the worst when there’s hair.” Wait, stop. Show More Summary

After Fighting ‘Establishment’ Candidate, Tea Party Backs Roberts in Close Kansas U.S. Senate Race

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman. Image: Rand Pac/Youtube The post After Fighting ‘Establishment’ Candidate, Tea Party Backs Roberts in Close Kansas U.S. Senate Race appeared first on RH Reality Check.

“Fame-inism” for the rest of us

So. "Beyonce feminism." Roxane Gay is against it. (Annie Lennox, too.)

Court Rules Obama Admin Can’t Force Catholic College to Obey HHS Mandate

In another legal victory against the HHS mandate, a court has ruled a Catholic college doesn’t have to obey the mandate, which compels it to pay for abortion-causing drugs for its employees. A federal court issued a decision Tuesday in Ave Maria School of Law v. Sebelius that stops enforcement of the  Obama administration’s abortion […]

When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking

If you want to see the future of the shale industry — what today's drilling rush will leave behind — come to Bradford, Pennsylvania. A small city, it was home to one of America's first energy booms, producing over three quarters of the world's oil in 1877. Show More Summary

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