In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

[Content Note: Extreme weather; death] Dammit: "At least six people are feared dead and several houses, churches, and schools damaged after Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, ripped into Haiti and the Dominican Republic early on Tuesday. The category 4 storm made landfall near Les Anglais on the western tip of Haiti at 7am EDT (11am GMT), the US hurricane centre said, bringing 145 mph winds and storm surges that pounded coastal villages." And it's not over yet. I've not found any relief campaigns yet, but they will be coming (and necessary). As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to drop into comments suggestions on how to help.

[CN: Disablism; war; violence; trauma] Vice-President Joe Biden was extremely pissed at Donald Trump for his comments on PTSD as a weakness. GOOD.

Some new, detailed policy from Hillary Clinton today: "Hillary Clinton's Vision for an Economy Where our Businesses, our Workers, and Our Consumers Grow and Prosper Together." This hasn't gotten a lot of attention, but I really like this plan a lot: "Reward companies that share profits with their employees, not just their executives: Under Clinton's plan, companies that share profits with their employees would receive a two-year tax credit equal to 15 percent of the profits they share—with a higher credit for small businesses."

[CN: Body shaming] At a campaign event, a 15-year-old girl asked Clinton about Trump's body-shaming of women, and Clinton gave her a typically thoughtful response, which included: "We have got to be as clear as possible: You are more than the way you look."

Here are a few news items from Shareblue:

Peter: Crushing letdown for Clinton opponents as promised WikiLeaks bombshell is an epic bust.

Susie: NH Senate: Democrat Maggie Hassan hits Kelly Ayotte over Trump "role model" gaffe.

Me: Fred Trump illegally used millions in casino chips to keep debt-ridden Donald afloat.

[CN: Racism; slavery; sexual violence; harassment; self-harm] This is a long and interesting read by Vinson Cunningham: "The Birth of a Nation Isn't Worth Defending."

[CN: Assault; guns; misogyny] James Cordon seems like a good egg. Which is more than you say for the rest of the late night talk show white dudes. Fuck.

What have you been reading?

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