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New Report Finds Government Shut Down Wouldn’t De-Fund Planned Parenthood

Some Republicans and pro-life advocates are debating the best strategy to de-fund the Planned Parenthood in the wake of a national scandal produced by nine videos exposing  its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. The debate centers on whether Congress should attempt to shut down the federal government in an attempt to de-fund […]

Great British Bake Off is latest victim of ‘clean eating’ trend

In a world where wholesome recipes by the likes of Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith are going out of fashion in favour of a lean alternatives from green goddesses who advocate ‘clean eating’, Mr S… Continue reading The post Great British Bake Off is latest victim of ‘clean eating’ trend appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

How an Ohio reporter helped convict more than 100 rapists

On a recent Tuesday morning, members of the DNA Cold Case task force in Cleveland, Ohio, gathered for their weekly meeting. The conference room filled with detectives, prosecutors, a crime analyst, several victim advocates—and one journalist. Rachel Dissell is a reporter for The Plain Dealer, one of two who first uncovered and wrote about neglected rape kits at the Cleveland...

She’s a Tireless Advocate for Women’s Rights, and Represents a Number of Women Who Have Accused Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault. She’s Gloria Allred, and Now CBS is Developing a Legal Series ‘Inspired’ by Her Exploits

“ CBS has a script deal in place for a drama series, inspired by the life of Gloria Allred,” reports Variety. The series is the brainchild of Deborah Schoeneman, who told Variety, “When I was finished working on the last...

Meet Four of The Advocate's Vanguard

The LGBTs at the cutting edge of business, science and technology, and activism. read more

PHOTOS: SelfID Explores How We Identify

Seattle media artist Yonnas Getahun asked 38 people to define their identity. Their responses became the multimedia project SelfID, debuting exclusively on The Advocate. 400x300.jpg

Interest in Home Schooling Surges as California Parents Look to Sidestep Vaccine Law

A new law making vaccinations mandatory has sparked an uptick in the number of parents exploring the home school option. With the passage of a new law this summer mandating vaccines for schoolkids in California, home school advocates...Show More Summary

Heartfelt Thai Commercial Maxes out Your Feels for the Day

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Video Link) If the internet is representative, then Thailand produces impressively dramatic and heart-wrenching commercials. In the past, we'veseenseveralthat advocate for a virtuous life of kindness, generosity, and devotion to family. Show More Summary

Union Accused of Betraying Migrant Carnival Workers

19 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Labor advocates say a guild for migrant workers is a stalking-horse for the carnival industry, not a champion for its employees.

Disabled Black Lives Matter

People with severe and chronic disabilities often go unheard, unseen, ignored, and at worst, abused. As a person with family members with disabilities, I recently spent hours on the phone with medical professionals advocating for my brother to get a hospital bed. Show More Summary

A Supergroup Of Academics Is Trying To Stop People Who Profit From Campus Rape

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Jennifer Freyd, a longtime researcher and advocate against sexual violence, has been pleased to see so much focus in recent years on campus rape. But the University of Oregon psychology professor has also been worried. As a record number...Show More Summary

‘Researchers’ slam pro-life pregnancy centers for offering post-abortion support. Shame on them.

Pro-life advocates are the only ones offering true post-abortion support. Abortion advocates simply don't recognize the harm abortion causes.

Chief Bicycle Officer

Atlanta’s new Chief Bicycle Officer will be a full-time planner, engineer, and advocate for the city’s pedal-friendly goals, which include plans to double the length of protected bike lanes (from 30 to 60 miles).

“Non-Violent” ZipCar Smasher has an Interesting Shirt from the United Farm Workers

TweetHere’s the latest on this one: Critical Mass window smasher was wearing T-shirt advocating non-violence by Evan Sernoffsky Oh, I read it as The Union is Our Strength. And I thought, oh, I guess that makes sense. But the real quote is much better. Anyway, here’s the front of the shirt – it depicts the UFW […]

‘This is our park’: Iowa Christians protest removal of cross-shaped war memorial

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A group advocating the separation between church and state is requesting a veteran’s memorial featuring a Christian cross be moved from an Iowa public park, sparking a passionate response from the surrounding religious community. The memorial shows the silhouette of a man kneeling in front of...

Voice of American Law Enforcement Blames Media For Latest Police Murders

Retired Las Vegas Metro Police Lieutenant Randy Sutton says that the media is responsible for advocating "the war on cops by using race baiting and irresponsible journalism to paint an improper picture of the issues that law enforcement...Show More Summary

Following Deaths, FDA Warns Makers Of Powdered Caffeine That Their Products Are Dangerous

Last summer, two young adults died after ingesting powdered caffeine, leading the Food and Drug Administration to warn consumers of the potential hazards of the popular stimulant while public health advocates called for a ban on the powdered product. Show More Summary

Watch: guy compares effects of booze vs LSD on everyday tasks

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/zk6Q- A psychedelic substance advocate who goes by the handle Psychedsubstance makes videos of himself under the effects of different mind-altering drugs. In this video he takes 15 shots of hard liquor and tries to do things like catch a ball, do squats (holding his girlfriend on his shoulders), and take an IQ test. Show More Summary

William C. Bradford; the West Point professor

There was this fellow William C. Bradford, an associate professor at West Point who recently wrote an article for the National Security Law Journal which according to The Guardian advocated for waging a war against Islamic holy sites, lawyers, “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews”. The publishing of […]

Impose the Same Gun Control on Iran that You Would on the US

It seems that we hear every week, more and more, about one senseless public shooting after another. After each incident, advocates on both side of the firearms issue come out, guns blazing, trying to frame the incident in a way that supports their views on the Second Amendment. Show More Summary

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