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Alessandra Stanley’s shameful treatment of race on TV

salon.com — The New York Times has always been befuddling in the manner in which it covers television; the paper that could potentially attract any of the most talented writers in America - and has, covering fields as disparate as film, books, and pop music - has effectively punted on TV criticism, leaving it to a writer who seems not to know or care much about the medium.
Sep 19, 2014

@ESSENCE_Debates Hey, in case people want to read the piece you're paraphrasing, it's here: salon.com/2014/09/19/ale…

Sep 19, 2014

An excellent rebuttal to the Stanley/Rhimes ridiculousness w/an incisive first graf: salon.com/2014/09/19/ale…

Sep 19, 2014

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Sep 19, 2014

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Ugh: Glenn Beck gives standing ovation to anti-vaxxers

salon.com — On The Blaze's Wednesday morning broadcasted staff meeting, executive producer Tiffany Siegel brought up the baffling statistic that the vaccination rate in the wealthiest Los Angeles schools is now as low as the vaccination rate in South Sudan. Immediately, Glenn Beck began aggressively applauding, and actually stood up to make certain that everyone knew he had a very important opinion.
Sep 19, 2014

Dangerous thinking. “@rezaaslan: Glenn Beck vaccinated his own kids but doesn't think you should vaccinate yours. salon.com/2014/09/19/the…

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Stephen Colbert blasts Sean Hannity for defending Adrian Peterson, corporal punishment

salon.com — Stephen Colbert discussed the NFL's very troubling and unacceptable domestic abuse problem, on Thursday night. However, not everyone thinks that certain cases are problematic: Sean Hannity recently defended Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson, who was arrested for whipping his four year old with a tree branch. "I got hit with a strap.
Sep 19, 2014

Stephen Colbert goes off on Sean Hannity for defending the abuse of Adrian Peterson's son slnm.us/BFRvjuv pic.twitter.com/K3Jo0WnHEO

Paul Krugman has good news: “Climate despair is all wrong”

salon.com — In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman steps a bit outside his comfort zone as a pundit - rather than castigate the hysterical inflation cult or deride the hapless GOP, he brings good news.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @Salon: Paul Krugman has good news: "Climate despair is all wrong" slnm.us/jpKOKse

Ultimate guide to saving the world: What we need to do (and do right now)

salon.com — There's going to be a big climate march on Sunday, in case you haven't heard. The biggest climate march ever, in fact, if it lives up to its organizers' promise. We're talking about the kind of march that comes with its own hour-long trailer, the kind of march that will include labor unions, social justice organizations and groups representing frontline communities, not to mention U.N.
Sep 19, 2014

Thanks for shoutout @readingirl Ultimate guide to saving the world: What we need to do (and do right now) salon.com/2014/09/19/ult…

Ted Cruz’s “terrorism” sham: Why his plan for “destroying” ISIS is ridiculous

salon.com — The good news about our incipient war on the Islamic State is that there's widespread agreement on what our ultimate goal is. President Obama, his Democratic supporters and the Republican hawks in Congress all have the same objective in mind: for the United States to use its awesome military might to "destroy" the terrorist group.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @Salon: Ted Cruz's "terrorism" sham: Why his plan for "destroying" ISIS is ridiculous slnm.us/eYZ93S4

Woman writes epic open letter to hedge fund bro who allegedly groped her

salon.com — Here is a quick lesson in how to treat wait staff, or simply other human beings: Don't grope them without consent. Do not do this ever, but especially do not do this if you do not know the waiter/other human being, or if you have severely underestimated her or his intelligence and capability for seeking vengeance.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @Salon: Hedge fund bro who claims he's "grabbed plenty of girls' asses" in his life gets his just comeuppance slnm.us/R2EpgnU

Sep 19, 2014

RT @Salon: This is the letter that every woman who has ever worked in a bar or restaurant has thought about writing--> http://t.co/x7PR2sXx…

How U2 became the most hated band in America

salon.com — This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot. Enter the URL of the original Daily Dot story. Last week, U2 broke the Internet, but not really in a good way. The Bono-led band's Songs of Innocence, which U2 has hinted may be its last record, was released as part of Apple's keynote event, dished out to iTunes subscribers for free.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @Salon: From "The Joshua Tree" to Internet punchline: How U2 became America's most hated band slnm.us/yVEBdto pic.twitter.com/BZGdLEBs6V

Sep 19, 2014

RT @Salon: The same band that gave us "War" and "The Joshua Tree" is now an Internet punchline. What the hell happened to U2? slnm.us/qQmeHol

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You don’t have to stay strong, Rob Ford

salon.com — Dear Rob Ford: I'm so sorry about the cancer. Even though I'm not usually the sort of person who writes open letters and you don't strike me as the type who reads them, when I heard about your recent diagnosis I thought I'd drop a line anyway, from one veteran to a newbie.
Sep 18, 2014

Good advice for anyone battling. Thanks for writing. MT @embeedub: Some thoughts about Rob Ford's cancer diagnosis. salon.com/2014/09/18/you…

The Air Force finally dumps its “under God” requirement

salon.com — It's official - again - you can serve your country without serving God. It's an abrupt and welcome turnaround. This month, the Air Force found itself with egg on its collective face after it was revealed that an atheist sergeant at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was told he could not reenlist unless he agreed to include the phrase "so help me God" in his military oath.