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News

Friday News Bites: Police Misconduct, Human Rights + More

Greetings, Persephoneers. We have a varied roundup of news stories this week, but still quite a bit about police misconduct. Let’s get started, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Nothing tops last week’s otter, but we found fun links this week anyway.

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News

Friday News Bites: Women’s Health, SAT Changes + Attempts at Good News

I don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s been a bit of a trying week, and though I’m covering some important-yet-distressing stories, I admit that I went out of my way to find the good stuff, too. We’re all in this together.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Getting Fed Up

I’ve had it up to here with all the anti-choice, anti-woman BS in the world. Who’s with me? Here’s your weekly roundup of all the awfulness you might have missed. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Science

Science News: 7/26/13

So much science news, so little time! The last three weeks have brought us a lot of cool stories about space, dinosaurs, and the rest of the scientific world. Plus, there’s a special treat at the end for my fellow Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan lovers.

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Books

Book Review: “Drift” by Rachel Maddow

Drift, Rachel Maddow’s book on the state of the American military, was first released last year. Despite being a huge fan of Maddow, I didn’t get a chance to read the book until just a few months ago. I was massively interested in her thesis statement – namely, that the American process of war has […]

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Just for Fun

The Platinum Pomegranate Awards 2012 (formerly: P-mag’s Smexiest People Alive)

So people have a bit of an issue with the word “smexy.” 

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Politics

We Need to be Concerned About This

On Rachel Maddow’s show the other night, she put up the statistic that more than 80% of Super PAC donations have come from 196 people. 196 people. Let that sink in for a minute.

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Perspectives

The Business of Hating and Being Hated

The saying “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar” has gone out of vogue, mostly because flies don’t support haute couture habits, nor will they finance a 100-acre estate. If you want to be rich,  throw out the honey and the vinegar; invest in pepper spray. In America anyway, a good number of […]

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Op Ed

Michael Moore on Voting in Spite of Disillusionment

I enjoy Michael Moore in the way I enjoy Bill Maher, with a big old grain of salt.  As a moderate liberal lady, I do agree with the letter he sent today encouraging even the most disillusioned Dems to get out and do something anyway.  The news has been rich with stories of Dems not […]