- Is Wearing Hijab a Feminist Statement? – Heinous Dealings
- How the GOP Lost Jackie Robinson
- The Virtues of Virtue Signaling
Talking the talk can lead to walking the walk. And actually, can itself be a form of walking the walk.
- Boundary Setting vs Tone Policing – Brute Reason
- California lawmakers agree to a $15 minimum wage
- How The Human Rights Campaign Is Helping the GOP to Retain the Senate
I have sympathy for HRC’s long-term goal of getting more elected Republicans who support LGBT rights, but I think they’re mistaken to thing that such long-term trends are significantly influenced by endorsements. The GOP will get less anti-gay once their base finds being anti-gay unacceptable.
- Trump’s Jumbled, Deal-Obsessed Foreign Policy | The American Conservative
- Whipping Girl: Alice Dreger’s disingenuous campaign against transgender activism
This is a post from last year, but Dreger’s book has been in the news a bit lately, so the link is therefore magically transformed into a timely link. Right?
- Things crashing into other things: or, my superhero movie problem | MZS | Roger Ebert
Actually, there are a bunch of links from last year on this link farm. At least for my tastes, Stolz is right that relatively human-scale fight scenes (Captain America in an elevator, Black Widow tied to a chair, Quicksilver running around a room) are a lot more fun to watch than the bigger scenes that dominate most superhero movies (helicarriers crashing, etc); and also, that most of the big fight scenes feel generic.
- Florida is the latest state to defund Planned Parenthood even though it’s probably illegal – Vox
- CNN Mistakes Sex Toy Flag For ISIS Flag At London Gay Pride
Story from last year that I just now came across and if there were milk it would be all over my keyboard.
- Without Scalia, America’s political landscape is being transformed | Scott Lemieux
“The ruling has the effect of thwarting a major judicial attack on public sector unions, and also shows how the unexpected death of Antonin Scalia is already beginning to transform the American legal and political landscape.”
- Left Skepticism
“Left skepticism says: we have no idea what we’re doing, so absent very strong reasons we should just do whatever results in less immediate suffering, a factor we can know with much greater regularity.”
- American elections ranked worst among Western democracies. Here’s why.
- How Bernie Sanders made the Democratic Party safe for liberals
- What Emily Yoffe Left Out of Her Polemic on The Hunting Ground
- The US now uses less water than it did in 1970 – Vox
- Emory Students Traumatized by Trump Graffiti? : snopes.com
“A controversy at Emory University over graffiti promoting Donald Trump led to some predictably inaccurate media reports.”
- Emory student: It’s not about chalk. It’s about the message Trump sends to people of color. – The Washington Post
- Campus Anti-Semitism Prompts New York Lawmakers To Slash Funds
Whatever we think of what the students said, the lawmakers are going against free speech here.
- A Tribute to Nurse Kellye | Fat Heffalump
The frankly awesome background character on M*A*S*H who appeared in almost every episode. I haven’t watched M*A*S*H since I was a kid, but I remember really having a crush on Kellye, and being so pleased in one episode when Hawkeye had a particularly difficult surgery to perform and told Margaret that he’d need Kellye to assist him.
- Where’s My Petabyte Disk Drive? | bit-player
- ACLU, Lambda Legal to Sue North Carolina Over Law Banning LGBT Rights Ordinances
- No path for Sanders… but it’s a long one
“For national opinion to come into line with what Sanders needs, there would have to be a change from Clinton +9.5% to Sanders +12%. That’s a 22-point swing. To put that into perspective, that is about how much the Clinton-Sanders margin has moved over the last seven months, since the start of August. Going forward, opinion would have to start moving about three times faster.” (Thanks to Ben.)
- Is Retaking the House a Democratic Pipe Dream? | New Republic
Democrats are blowing their admittedly slim chance of retaking the House.
- Four progressive female candidates worth donating to.
All four are running for the Senate.
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