In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:

This is so, so good: "How Hillary Clinton Adopted the Wonkiest Tech Policy Ever."

Here's another way of reporting the same numbers: "ABC/WAPO POLL: Hillary's Popularity Soars Among Democrats, Minorities."

The Guttmacher is a national treasure: "Declines in Teen Pregnancy Risk Entirely Driven by Improved Contraceptive Use."

[Content Note: Bullying; low self-esteem; worries about appearance and weight] Terrible: "Girls in Britain are becoming more miserable, suggests the Children's Society's annual report. Among 10 to 15-year-old girls, the charity's report says 14% are unhappy with their lives as a whole, and 34% with their appearance. Researchers were told of girls feeling ugly or worthless. The figures for England, Wales and Scotland for 2013-14 represent a sharp rise in unhappiness on five years before. By contrast the study found that boys' sense of happiness remained stable."

[CN: Homophobia] Brilliant: "There are many options available for dealing with mouthy anti-LGBT street preacher trolls: ignore them, laugh at them, shout them down, drown them out… Last week, a student at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Miami, went for the latter option by following a hate preacher around campus with her bagpipes."

What have you been reading?

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