In the News

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

ICYMI: Shareblue has launched #DemandFairDebates. Because holy Maude do we need fair debates.

If you haven't seen it yet, this video [autoplays at link] about a woman named Janelle, with whom Hillary Clinton became friends, after Janelle, in the midst of chemo, attended one of her campaign events, is so moving. Grab the tissues!

[Content Note: Racism; voter suppression] "North Carolina Republicans Are Apparently Hell-Bent on Suppressing the Black Vote." Read everything Imani Gandy writes.

[CN: Classism; racism; water contamination] "Pittsburgh water: expensive, rust-colored, corrosive, and high in lead."

[CN: Carcerality] "The true cost of mass incarceration exceeds $1 trillion." The true financial cost, that is. "According to researchers Carrie Pettus-Davis and Michael McLaughlin, the incarcerated population misses out on $70.5 billion in lost wages. While previous studies show that former prisoners less likely to be hired, and make significantly less money than their colleagues when they do secure jobs, Pettus-Davis and McLaughlin concluded that reduced wages add up to $230 billion in lost earnings. Families who have loved ones in prison also shoulder the financial load. The amount of time it takes people to visit their family members, instead of working, results in $1 billion of lost revenue, researchers found."

[CN: Sexual violence] "Toby Willis, father of 12 children with a show on TLC, arrested for child rape." TLC's really batting 1000.

"The planetary collision that formed the Moon may have been way more violent than we thought."

[CN: Moving GIFs at link] Awwwwwwww: "This Baby Pigeon and Bunny Tore up a Small Wall So They Could Be Together."

What have you been reading?

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