In the News

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

Did you know that Tim Kaine gave the keynote at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner over the weekend? Probably not, since the corporate media didn't care to cover it! But I covered it at Shareblue, and the complete video is there if you would like to see it. (Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate a complete transcript.)

[Content Note: Classism] Here's a real thing that Donald Trump said that the media also doesn't seem to care about: "The problem we have right now—we have a society that sits back and says we don't have to do anything. Eventually, the 50 percent cannot carry—and it's unfair to them—but cannot carry the other 50 percent." Does that sound familiar?

President Obama's approval ratings continue to climb, and this might have a little something to do with it: "In 2015, household income grew at the fastest rate on record, the poverty rate fell faster than at any point since 1968, and the uninsured rate continued to fall."

[CN: War on agency] "Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ignored abortion rights at the anti-choice Values Voter Summit over the weekend, even as his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, doubled down on ending legal abortion in the United States." Sounds about right. Leave it to the expert on the ticket!

[CN: Environmental damage] Damn: "It's a bleak revelation—a new study reveals that about a tenth of the Earth's wilderness has been lost since the 1990s. Over the last 20 years, a total area half the size of the Amazon and twice the size of Alaska has been depleted. The researchers behind the study, published in the journal Current Biology, say they hope that the sobering revelation that rich natural habitats like the Amazon have been decimated in a relatively short amount of time will act as a wakeup call to global leaders to emphasize conservation efforts in their environmental protection policies."

Breaking News: Stress can affect fertility. Not exactly surprising, given that stress affects one's entire body.

This red panda cub is ridiculously adorable, lol.

What have you been reading?

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