How Rupert Murdoch is influencing Australia’s Bush Fire debate (the link says “fires-murdoch-disinformation” in case you only read headlines…)
Texas is making it more difficult for public employees to donate to planned parenthood, but they can still donate to religious orgs easily.
US Textbooks: Texas vs. California edition. I grew up in a Midewestern state that used CA textbooks… I remember thinking that’s where a lot of Obama’s basic beliefs (that I shared) came from. Currently I live in a state that uses Texas textbooks and they are awful. Fortunately we’re bypassing a lot of that in high school by DC1 only taking AP history classes which use AP textbooks. But it’s in the water. (We also bought Lies my Teacher Told Me for DC1 which is full of history not twisted to the TX state board of education’s specifications (amazon link=> we get small cut).)
An oldie from Miser Mom: Do not read the book.
The cost of mental health hospitalization. Protip: Do not say you want to kill yourself while in a doctor’s office lobby unless you mean it. Especially if you’re under 18.
A really good commentary on the types of roles that black actors get Oscar nods for, and the kind they don’t. This needs to change.
Nobody I know likes the results they got from this Washington Post quiz: Which candidate agrees with me… I think because a 20 question quiz that has selected policy positions and doesn’t account for the strength of how much you care about things . I am FAR less progressive than Elizabeth Warren, but I’m FINE with her positions and I think she’s the candidate most likely to rid the federal government of Russian Spies and to address important monopoly and privacy issues. And ALL of the candidates other than Trump are going to do the things I care about: stop selling our country, stop hurting children, stop torturing immigrants, stop committing major crimes, and so on… In any case, it says I agree with Bloomberg most and Biden second. Which does make me think a little bit more seriously about Bloomberg’s candidacy. But with Biden I’m concerned that if he can’t stop touching women for a single week, then there’s probably other really important things he is also not capable of that could continue to put our country in danger.
I have not had a working desktop at work since NOVEMBER. This is a university-wide problem for anyone who uses dropbox since they decided to encrypt our harddrives with Symentec.
Free fun family talks about living values a bit better.