Worth A Link

These stories came across my desktop this week, and I had to share them with you...   If you’re a Catholic who ever put any money into the collection plate at church, do you want it back after the new allegations of over 1,000 more victims of pedophile priests? This...

Mr. Perspective Strikes Again

At The Daily Beast, Sam Stein writes about a new Ipsos poll: 43 percent of self-identified Republicans said that they believed “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” Only 36 percent disagreed with that statement. When...

Way More Than Two Wrongs

The latest argument from Trump acolytes is, "So what if Russia interfered in our presidential election? The US has done the same thing in lots of other countries." Yes, that's true, and there are many examples: In the early 1970s, Nixon's administration helped Augusto...

The United States vs. Breastfeeding

Your government has come out in opposition to breast-feeding. From the NY Times: A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Amanda Marcotte on why progressives freaking out about the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy are forgetting all the horrible decisions he made in his 30 years on the court: Liberals are so late to the game that we are now panicking about the barn...

Random Thoughts

I am finally getting around to binge-watching “The Americans,” the FX series that just ended after five seasons. I remember checking out the first episode when it aired and not being impressed enough to continue, but on second viewing I was hooked. I became even more...

After The Harm Is Done

Trump’s reversal on the separation of families at the border had nothing to do with morality, but everything to do with politics and optics. However, the damage has already been done. Members of his base — the ones who have lost all perspective on what’s right and...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

George Takei, who was thrown into an internment camp along with the rest of his family and thousands of other Japanese-Americans during World War II, writes about the difference between that ugly experience (which the US government has since apologized for) and the...

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