Friday News Bites: No Witty Headlines for Gun Violence + More

Presenting the Mad Libs of police brutality, and by mad, I mean “utter madness:” Police in [LOCATION] shot and killed [PoC NAME] after [MINOR CRIME]. At least I also have a few good stories in this week’s newsy roundup. Let’s get started.

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This Week in Misogyny is Capsy Swearing

I just can’t, y’all. CANNOT. Even without the Ray Rice video debacle, there was still an absurd amount of news this week. Come on in to find out which surprising city may be passing a racist abortion ban, who thinks women are penis homes, and why white people need to shut up about butts and Beyoncé. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Capsy Swearing

Two Questions About “The West Wing,” 3×01, “Isaac and Ismael”

Season three of The West Wing was set to debut in the fall of 2001, with the President Bartlet ready to run for reelection and educate the nation on MS. But it was the fall of 2001. Read More Two Questions About “The West Wing,” 3×01, “Isaac and Ismael”

News Appetizers: I’ll Have Another wins Derby, Arizona defunds Planned Parenthood

It’s Monday! Already? I know. I KNOW. May the Sixth be with you.

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Ten Years Later: Remembering 9/11

Today is the tenth anniversary of one of the most tragic days in American history. On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people were killed when terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into the Pentagon and another plane was brought down by passengers before it could strike its target. Read More Ten Years Later: Remembering 9/11

It’s the Weekend Open Thread! Now With 100% More Unicorn.

Good Friday evening, Persephoneers. You’ve made it through another week. It’s time to kick back in the open thread and play with the new comment formatting gadgets. No, you will never be allowed to change the font color. I love you all too much to give you that power. Read More It’s the Weekend Open Thread! Now With 100% More Unicorn.

Recommendations for 9/11 Programs

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is just a few days away, and the networks and cable channels have been airing dozens of documentaries, interviews, and retrospectives in the days leading up to it. I absolutely understand those who don’t want to watch any of this, either because they have a connection to that day and don’t want to re-live it, or just because they find it to be too painful. But for those that do want to tune in to at least a few programs, here are my recommendations:  Read More Recommendations for 9/11 Programs