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Op-ed: 6 Lessons Learned After Eight Years at The Advocate

Farewell, dears. Here's a few things I've picked up in the last few years. read more

Mocking the Maniacs

Mel Brooks is probably best known as the creative genius of one of the best movies of all time, Blazing Saddles, and he is advocating a novel approach to tackle the sad individuals behind Islamist groups like the Islamic State - humour and ridicule. Show More Summary

The Other PARCC’ — a short video about the test refusal movement

Here is a five-minute video about the growing test refusal movement, called “The Other PARCC — The Other PARCC – Parents Advocating Refusal on High-Stakes Testing.” PARCC is a reference to the Common Core test created by the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of two multi-state consortia given $360 […]

Anna Duggar Slams Abortion Advocates With Ultrasound Pics of Her Daughter

Post by Jenny Erikson. Anna and Josh Duggar are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their fourth child, a little girl due early this summer. The 19 Kids and Counting stars not only recently revealed the gender of their unborn baby, they used her ultrasound pictures to advocate for the pro-life movement. Show More Summary

Radical Pro-Abortion Group Calls Pro-Life Scott Walker a Liar on Abortion

The 2016 presidential election has apparently begun in earnest and, even though he’s not even a full-fledged candidate for the Republican nomination, abortion advocates are already trashing potential candidate Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor. Show More Summary

78% of Women Considering an Abortion Choose Life When They See an Ultrasound

A survey conducted by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), a national legal network of prolife pregnancy centers, showed how powerful ultrasounds are in changing the minds of abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable patients. Show More Summary

5 Tips for Creating Powerful Brand Advocates [Infographic]

Brand advocates are a reliable way to expand your reach on social media. All the company has to do is provide positive experiences for repeat customers. An infographic from BlueNose, a provider of customer retention software, offers five...Show More Summary

D'Angelo Hooks and His Mother's Anguish

D'Angelo Hooks with his mother Danyelle Hooks. NOTE: I received a Faculty Development Grant from Columbia College to do reporting about nursing home advocates in Arkansas. While there, I learned about the following story. From the time...Show More Summary

Emily Miller: Fox News Reporter Lied About Home Invasion Tale That Made Her Famous, New Report Says

Emily Miller, the local Washington D.C. Fox News investigative reporter and prominent gun rights advocate, has claimed that on New Year’s Day of 2010, she was the victim of a frightening home invasion robbery — a incident that turned her into a staunch advocate of the right to own and carry firearms. Show More Summary

Chicago mental health advocates claim Rahm Emanuel flipped out at them

Mental health advocates just accused Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) of losing his composure and screaming at them in a private meeting on Wednesday night. The advocacy group Mental Health Movement made its claims about Emanuel in a Facebook post following the event. Show More Summary

California Court Upholds City's Right To Ban Certain Firearms

17 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Signaling a major win for gun control advocates, a California court ruled Wednesday that a city's ban on high-capacity gun magazines is both constitutional and in the best interest of a city trying to curb gun violence. The 9th U.S.Show More Summary

Obama Urged To Do Something To Protect The Honeybees By 4 Million Environmental Advocates

President Obama is being swarmed by four million environmental activists pushing for substantial protections for honeybees. A massive coalition of food safety activists, beekeepers, citrus growers, farmers, environmentalists, and business leaders recently converged upon the White House to deliver a save the bees petition. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Block Rule Making Union Elections Easier

Labor advocates say the rule change is necessary to reduce anti-union intimidation by employers. Image: Shutterstock The post Senate Republicans Block Rule Making Union Elections Easier appeared first on RH Reality Check.

America's most prominent group advocating engagement with Iran was hit with a rough court decision

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has emerged as one of the most influential foreign policy advocacy groups in Washington and has helped affect an almost complete reversal in US policy towards Tehran. But a Feb 10th decision...Show More Summary

Video: Treach ft. Prince Ak & Rah Fresh – Lost at Sea

18 hours agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Treach, Prince Ak and Rah Fresh are the Pirates of the Hudson in their new video for “Lost At Sea”, off the Spitfire Vol. 2 mixtape from Tha Advocate. Treach’s flow is still so nasty. Previously: Treach ft. Hus Kingpin – Bonez Bent

Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

19 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

Wingnut Kevin Swanson Warns About Girl Scout Lesbians, Because He Is A Weirdo

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

If you read Wonk on the regular, you will recognize Kevin Swanson as the wingnut homeschool advocate Dok did a nice series of book reports on in his always lovely feature Sundays With The Christianists. Swanson is also pretty sure that...Show More Summary

Should We Kill Patients in Assisted Suicides Because They Have Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

My mind jolted to a stop last week as I read an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about Barbara Bitros. The 64-year-old woman is a former hospice nurse who doctors say may have early signs of Alzheimer’s. Bitros, an advocate for assisted suicide, has made plans to end her life because she is afraid of […]

Quotes: Two Problems With Ed Journalism These Days, Says Charter Advocate

First, education reporters too often do not have a firm enough grasp on the data for the issues which they are covering. Second, too much of education reporting is about raising or lowering the status of specific individuals, rather than examining the root causes of school system dysfunction. Show More Summary

NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Department Memo

Police reform advocates expressed cautious optimism this week over a new set of guidelines for when New York City police officers can stop and frisk people on the street, a reform aimed at reining in the department's controversial use of the tactic. "We're pleased," said Darius Charney, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Show More Summary

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