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One of these countries is not like the other

So the other day I was looking at a container of Market Pantry brand mixed nuts from Target and noticed this:

If you didn’t catch that because you can’t see the image, are feeling a little absent today, or can’t be assed to read nutritional information at any cost, let me help you out.   48 more words


HELP, I HAVE PRIVILEGE: More comments on how to be an ally

This piece by John Scalzi has been making the rounds on various blogs I read (as pieces by straight white men doing ally work often do quite easily).   1,038 more words


Slavery Footprint Test

Just dropping off another link today: Slavery Footprint.

I’m not going to be the arbiter of whether it’s accurate or not, but it’s certainly something worth consideration and passing around.   241 more words


this, basically

Shakesville: Meet the Candidates!  Tronald Dump

Now, I’ve skimmed (tl;dr) some of your complaints about how the Democrats are using abortion rights as a bargaining chip with the Republicans, and about how the Democratic executive and Democratic Senate majority aren’t doing bupkis to create a counter-narrative to the national onslaught of anti-abortion bills in state legislatures, and about how the Democrats throw women’s rights under the bus every time it’s politically expedient, and about how the current Democratic president uses language that plays to rightwing frames on abortion rights, and all the rest of that gobbledygook, and, frankly, I don’t find your arguments very compelling.

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A little Hmong history in light of 'Gran Torino'

(Another link today.  I swear I’m going to do an actual post if I don’t die first.)

Image: A handwoven hanging charm, made for me (in my favorite colors!) by a friend’s mother in 2008.   655 more words


No Equivalence

Melissa McEwan: Let’s Get This Straight

A most excellent post on the bullshit that is “the ‘left wing’ and ‘right wing’ are equally bad.”  I don’t really have anything to add, just kindly read that post.


So, how about that racism?

(This post is going to be old news for the folks who write on race, so y’all might want to skip it.)

Racism?  I don’t know what you’re talking about.   3,410 more words

International Politics