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Anti-Vax Film Distributors Threaten Critic And Autistic Rights Advocate With Defamation

7 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Any time we discuss the segment of our population that is still, despite all evidence to the contrary, pushing anti-vaccination conspiracy theories out into the ether, the comments section is inevitably invaded by these proponents. I...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Doesn’t Want Nuns to Be ‘Wasting Time’ on Social Media

1 hour agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Cool Pope Francis — beauty-vlog advocate and normcore enthusiast — made a decidedly uncool move when he told Catholic nuns to lay off the tweeting. In a new church document titled Vultum Dei Quaerere (“Seeking the Face of God”) that addresses “Women’s Contemplative Life,” Francis writes: In our society, the digital ... More »

11 Latino Celebrities Explain Why They're With Hillary Clinton

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

Since launching her presidential campaign in April 2015, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has garnered the support of many Latino celebrities ? some of whom have used their public platforms to advocate on Clinton’s behalf,...Show More Summary

Today in Gay History: When 'The Advocate' Invented Bears

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

Yes, that's right. You have us to thank our sister publication for the massive stereotyping of gay men and women. Happy Bear-day!

What Does A Social Justice Agenda For Schools Really Look Like?

Last night on Twitter there was some disagreement about whether folks like Diane Ravitch qualify as "social justice" advocates. Ditto for school reform advocates like, say, Arne Duncan. What I learned from the discussion was that people...Show More Summary

My Body Is Not Always Making A Statement

I am an advocate of breastfeeding. I am an advocate of positive female body image. I am an advocate of women. Plus, I'm a writer, so I make statements -- literally -- every day about the significance of these causes. And all I have to...Show More Summary

Mollie Lowery, 70, longtime angel of Skid Row

Steve Lopez has written a lovely column on his friend, the Skid Row organizer and housing advocate and co-founder of the LAMP Community.

In D.C., disappointment with Obama over his silence on statehood

City leaders said the first black president has not been the forceful advocate they expected.

El Salvador Bill Would Put Those Found Guilty of Abortion Behind Bars for 30 to 50 Years

Under El Salvador’s current law, when women are accused of abortion, prosecutors can—but do not always—increase the charges to aggravated homicide, thereby increasing their prison sentence. This new bill, advocates say, would heighten...Show More Summary

The 'war on voting' takes some unexpected turns

Voting rights advocates scored three big wins in courts last week, but there was one striking exception.

Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

8 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017) Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun...Show More Summary

American Chiropractic Association Promotes Nonpharmacologic Pain Management Via New Campaign

As government officials attempt to tackle the opioid epidemic, associations advocating for nonpharmacologic approaches to pain management arelaunching their own campaigns to inform the general public of alternatives to prescription painkillers. "The opioid epidemic may now be front and center as a health care priority in this country, but it’s far [...]

Derrick Morgan says NFL isn’t doing enough research on cannabis

Now that Eugene Monroe has retired, Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan is the last active player who is willing to be an advocate for medicinal marijuana. He hopes he’s not the only one for long, and has shared the research he’s done on the topic. But he hopes time will see the plant’s stigma subside,…

Watch Elizabeth Warren go after Donald Trump, advocate for Hillary Clinton

Democratic National Convention live updates: Bernie Sanders to supporters: 'Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States' July 25, 2016, 8:33 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers...

Disability Rights Advocate Reminds Donald Trump That His Mockery Offends Real People

19 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

When Anastasia Somoza first met Hillary Clinton, she was a brave third-grader speaking out for the rights of people with disabilities. On Monday night, more than 20 years later, she took the Democratic National Convention stage to champion...Show More Summary

Disability Rights Advocate Slams Donald Trump in DNC Speech

19 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Anastasia Somoza, a disability rights advocate who has worked with the Clinton Foundation, was a hit with the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. “Donald Trump doesn't see me, he doesn't hear me, and he definitely doesn't think for me,” Somoza, who has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia, told the crowd. Show More Summary

Watch Demi Lovato get real about mental illness at the DNC

Demi Lovato, who has been a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton and an advocate for mental illness, opened up about her personal struggles at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.  "I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness," said Lovato. Show More Summary

Pro-Life Advocates March to Gosnell’s House of Horrors, Demand Democrats Defend Unborn Children

Ahead of the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia, a group of pro-lifers called on the party to remember the abortion horrors that shook the city several years ago. The pro-lifers marched to notorious late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s former abortion facility on Saturday where they prayed and asked the Democratic Party to stop promoting […]

New Oregon Law Protects EV Charging Choice

In my experience in energy politics, I've seen many attempts around the country to undermine customer choice when it comes to new clean energy technology. Net metering advocates fought to defend solar choice. Cities battled for the ability to directly provide greener and more affordable power through customer choice aggregation. Show More Summary

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