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A Less-Secret Drone Campaign

What the government is likely to release, what we may learn from it, and how reassured we should be by Obama’s efforts. Three years ago, in a major address at the National Defense University, President Obama announced that he had signed...Show More Summary

Your Favorite Website Might Be Discriminating Against You

And because of a little-known law, it can be illegal to test for discrimination online. It can be pretty convenient when Facebook processes the gargantuan amount of personal data it has to you to show you ads for the precise lemon curd...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama and family head to Liberia, Morocco, and Spain to promote #LetGirlsLearn

FLOTUS met with Liberia’s first-ever female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has been leading the country for the past decade.

3 Ways Saudi Arabia Is Abusing Human Rights – and How They’re Getting Away With It

Amnesty International is calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council – here’s why. 1. Crackdown on activists Saudi Arabia has continued a sweeping crackdown on human rights activists. All of the country’s prominent and … Please continue reading.

Trump Is the Literal Worst

[Content Note: Terrorism; death; fearmongering; rape culture.]I've got a new piece up at BNR about Donald Trump's disgusting behavior yesterday in the wake of the terror attack in Turkey, and about how he knows nothing but the politics of fear and destruction:No sympathy, no compassion, no decency. Show More Summary

Attack at Turkish Airport

[Content Note: Terrorism; bombing; guns; self-harm; death.]Yesterday, "assailants armed with AK-47 rifles became involved in a firefight with security and police near [Istanbul's Atatürk international airport]'s x-ray security checkpoint. Show More Summary

Queer Word Problems For All Your Alternative Lifestyle Needs

4 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

If they all sit at the bar, in what order should they sit so that the couples can sit next to each other, Kayla doesn't have the opportunity to play footsie with her crush, and Shannon and Valerie are as far apart as possible? The post Queer Word Problems For All Your Alternative Lifestyle Needs appeared first on Autostraddle.

Quickies: Abigail Fisher, Supreme Court Verdict Summary, and the Myths of Abortion

Categories: Quickies All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me – “Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I ‘tutored’ entitled teenagers through the... (Read more...)

This stray cat's strut led him to solo hit with southwest flavor

Yesterday with featured Los Lobos who are best remembered for their involvement in the movie La Bamba. In La Bamba, many '80s musicians acted in the film such as Marshall Crenshaw as Buddy Holly. Before portraying Eddie Cochran in La Bamba, Brian Setzer practiced this acting chops as …

Baby Boxes Save Lives. So Why Are They Running Into Trouble in Indiana?

In middle-ages Rome, the walls of convents had “foundling wheels” where new mothers could leave their unwanted babies. In present-day South Korea, the pastor Jong-rak Lee has created a “drop box” where mothers can place their infants, triggering a bell that alerts Lee or his wife to retrieve the child. Show More Summary

Just Five Common Foods Produce More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Nearly All Countries

A new report from Oxfam America stresses that food producers must be a more vocal part of the climate solution. The post Just Five Common Foods Produce More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Nearly All Countries appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Petition Asks “Star Wars” Producers To Immortalize Orlando Vicim

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

“This is a universe with Wookies, Jawas, and Hutts, so why can’t there be a visible LGBT character on screen?” That sentence is culled from a new petition asking Star Wars producers to honor Orlando victim Christopher “Drew” Leinonen in an upcoming installment of the franchise. Related: Star Wars Films Will Soon Have Gay Characters, According [...]

PHOTOS: This Charming Texan Was Just Named America’s Top Bartender

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

  And the winner is… Rocky Collins (right, with Jai Rodriguez). After a three-month competition spanning 15 cities with dozens of bartender vying for top honors, the tatted stud took the Stoli Key West Classic bragging rights home to Dalls and his bar, Round Up Saloon. Stoli and the Key West Business Guild will present $5,000 to Rocky’s hometown [...]

A Closer Look at the Case that Normalized Stop-and-Frisk

The American epidemic known as stop-and-frisk was birthed from the case Terry v. Ohio, which when examined carefully was problematic. — When Mr. Garrett Miller, a police officer employed by the Baltimore Police Department, last April stopped and detained Mr. Show More Summary

Men: Which Brass Ring for You—Popularity or Success?

It's critical that business leaders strike a balance between tyrant and pushover, and it's all in the style of leadership. The post Men: Which Brass Ring for You—Popularity or Success? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Even the Non-Handy Man Needs These 5 Essential Tools

Not everyone is a handyman. This electrician shares the basics to help get the job done. The post Even the Non-Handy Man Needs These 5 Essential Tools appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Eyes Wide Open: In the Shadow of Orlando

Erin Kelly offers her thoughts on the Orlando shooting. The post Eyes Wide Open: In the Shadow of Orlando appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Against Football? An Interview with Steve Almond

STAND corresponded with author Steve Almond about his book Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto. The post Against Football? An Interview with Steve Almond appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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