Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:
[Content Note: Transphobia; carcerality; abuse] This is tentatively very good news: "Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning ended her hunger strike today, having secured assurances from the Army that she will receive the medically prescribed treatment for her gender dysphoria. The treatment will begin with the surgery that was recommended by her psychologist in April."
[CN: Violence] I don't even have words: "69-Year-Old Woman Punched in Face by Trump Supporter Speaks Out as Assault Aftermath Video Emerges."
Welp: "Ivanka Trump went on national TV and lied about Hillary Clinton's childcare policies." Like father, like daughter.
"Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a retired four-star general who served under three Republican presidents, slammed GOP nominee Donald Trump as 'a national disgrace' and an 'international pariah,' according to his personal emails seen by BuzzFeed News." Accurate.
"A Book of Paintings by George W. Bush Is Coming in 2017." Oh goody. "Portraits of Courage will feature 66 paintings and a four-panel mural drawn by Bush of military veterans and those in active duty, the Crown Publishing Group told The Associated Press on Wednesday." At least he's donating the proceeds to charity.
Tom Hardy raises money for charity while cuddling a puppy. Because OF COURSE HE DOES.
What have you been reading?