- Former congressional staffers have written a practical how-to guide, based on Tea Party tactics, for getting your members of Congress to resist Trump.
- That viral graph about millennials’ declining support for democracy? It’s very misleading. – The Washington Post
A 12-panel comic about women who painted radium onto watch faces.
- Sometimes There Are More Important Goals Than Civility – The Atlantic
I like this article, but I disagree with the author implicitly accepting the right-wing framing that to speak about racism (etc) is inherently uncivil.
- Prejudice, “Political Correctness,” and the Normalization of Donald Trump – Medium
Really excellent discussion of “political correctness” from Julia Serano.
- The Myopic Empiricism of the Minimum Wage, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
I think this is the best argument against the evidence from the “minimum wages do increase unemployment” camp I’ve seen. I’m not persuaded by it, but it was interesting.
- The FBI Is Investigating Me Because I Tweeted A Joke About Fake News | The Huffington Post
- Texas Publishes ‘Objective’ Abortion Informational Brochure That Cites False Cancer Link
- The Next Battles Over Voting Rights – The Atlantic
- Men do not enjoy debauchery of stag dos, study finds | Life and style | The Guardian
- How Often Do Women Rape Men? – The Atlantic And also, a collection of reader responses, as readers tell their own stories.
- A webpage for providing help to male survivors of sexual assault.
- Austerity policies are supported by the finance world, not by most mainstream economists.
- Congress has spent 15 months “investigating” Planned Parenthood using McCarthy-like tactics – Vox
And, very similarly:
- The House science committee is worse than the Benghazi committee – Vox
Republicans using Congress’ powers to harass climate scientists. And now that they have unfettered power, it’s likely this will get worse.
- Student protestors call “Boys Don’t Cry” director a bitch.
This is gross. Criticizing her work and process is fair; but meanness and harassment – and the use of misogynistic slurs – are not.
- The Feminist Message of the Dudes in Force Awakens | The Mary Sue
- Lawyer: Reno Boy Shot by School Cop Had Been Bullied, Beaten – ABC News
- Giving poor people cash gets them to spend more on good stuff and less on tobacco and alcohol — Quartz
- Donald Trump is right: Free trade is broken, but his “fix” would only make things worse. — Quartz
- The awful history of the minimum wage.
I think the minimum wage is a good policy – but many of its original proponents were racists.
- Ode to the Unsayable by Keith Leonard | Tupelo Quarterly
I liked this poem a lot.
- The Defense of Liberty Can’t Do Without Identity Politics – Niskanen Center
- Hate’s Insidious Face: UW-Milwaukee and the “Alt-Right” | Overpass Light Brigade
Milo took the time to single out a trans student for public sneering and mockery, and act that was not only cruel but dangerous. (The student happened to be in the auditorium at the time; anything could have happened if she’d been recognized.) Major content warning on that link for transphobia, obviously. There’s a movement to revoke his speaking invitation next month in Seattle; I hope they succeed.
- I really like (and perhaps somewhat resemble) the “Wells For Boys” commercial from SNL.
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