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You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. Kansas City MO library parking garage (note all the banned titles!)
pwoodford 05/30/2015 9
Books Go Boom!   Evelyn Waugh's 'The Loved One'
The Loved One is a short satire with very sharp teeth. It is hilarious in that dry, mordant vein the British mine so well. I'm confident you'll enjoy The Loved One if you like sparkling prose, ...
Brecht 05/29/2015 55
Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 23
Cuba is off the terrorist list
[http://www.wlky.com/politics/cuba-taken-off-terrorist-list/33285658 WLKY:] The U.S. State Department says Cuba has been taken off a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Secretary of State John ...
Wee Mama 05/29/2015 39
“Sincerely held religious beliefs” N.C. anti-gay marriage bill vetoed by McCrory
A bill that essentially allows “ Sincerely held religious beliefs ” to trump Constitutional law had a quick turn-around with a veto only a half hour after reaching the office of a governor ...
windsong01 05/29/2015 7
Anheuser-Busch stops bottling beer to produce 50K cans of water for the Red Cross
I just saw this on MSNBC . Busch has stopped canning beer to can water for the Red Cross to use in the Flood Damaged areas of Texas and Oklahoma. There is a site where comments can be made if you ...
Marnie1 05/29/2015 18
120 CEOs Managing $12 Trillion Ask G7 Countries for Bold Climate Action
(photo courtesy of OxFam International) From ThinkProgress.Org : A group of more than 120 CEOs and other institutional investors who manage more than $12 trillion in assets sent ...
ericlewis0 05/28/2015 14
Write On! One Impossible Thing
Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
James Wells 05/28/2015 52
SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
Graphic by Michelle Robinson. Used by permission of the artist. Activist women have walked many different paths, and have come from many different places and life experiences to get to where we ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/28/2015 107
Self-publishing 101: 5 ways to get feedback on your book
A hearty thanks to James Wells for hosting the last SP 101 ! Before getting started, if you're in the Bellingham, WA area, I'll mention his book launch for The Great Symmetry at 7 pm this Saturday .
akadjian 05/28/2015 24
"We didn't have enough processing power for women players in our videogame"
Sydney Leroux is apparently too hard to draw.
elfling 05/28/2015 266
Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Book I Didn’t Write
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. Last week at ...
cfk 05/27/2015 96
New York's State Assembly just passed a single-payer bill
Some outstanding news from Albany. Assembly passes #universalhealthcare #singlepayer #NYHealth bill!
james321 05/27/2015 33
No, Governor Walker. State Mandated Rape is not "a cool thing."
What Governor Walker and his deviant cohorts across the country are trying to explain away is rape - State Mandated Rape. And there is nothing "cool" about any of it. In an interview with ...
Onomastic 05/27/2015 371
Nebraska abolishes the death penalty
The legislature [http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nebraskas-death-penalty-repealed-veto-override-n365456 overrode the governor's veto]. Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than ...
Wee Mama 05/27/2015 68
Arkansas 12-week abortion ban bill struck down
The 8th Circuit US Court of Appeals struck down Arkansas's 12-week abortion ban. The doctors that brought the suit said: "By banning abortions after 12 weeks’ gestation, the Act prohibits ...
StarbucksGirl51 05/27/2015 16
An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
Bev Bell 05/27/2015 3
Happy Birthday Daily Kos, and...
happy birthday to me as well. May 26 2002 May 26 ...
claude 05/26/2015 27
Comfort Makes Me Right: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Copper, cotton and fool's gold beaten into mash, shoveled down maws of metal monkeys, greater than the sum of ribs, thumbs, and vertebrae. Acid leak squeals spray from split purple lips. Road ...
ruleoflaw 05/26/2015 7
The Department of Justice enters into binding consent decree with the Cleveland Police Department
Shaun King 05/26/2015 26
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 56
Young People's Pavilion: Bedtime For Chickies
"To write a good young picture book ... You have to write with all the skill of an adult who understands words, rhythm, rhyme, character, and story and all the heart and soul of a child who ...
The Book Bear 05/24/2015 1
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Back to Basics: The Circuits of Commodities and Capital
Due to popular demand (which I cannot understand for the life of me), today’s piece will discuss chapters 4 and 5 in Karl Marx’s Capital , volume I. On the surface, these two chapters appear ...
NY brit expat 05/24/2015 42
Did Jim Bob and Michelle think reporting Josh's behavior would "damage the body of Christ"?
Looking at the Josh Duggar police report, one question is obvious--how in the world did Jim Bob and Michelle not go to the police immediately? This was light years beyond kids messing around. ...
Christian Dem in NC 05/24/2015 65
What it feels like to be the Duggar girls during this media storm. A view from the other side.
Disclaimer: I have no idea what the Duggars girls feel right now but I can offer an opinion on what it feels like to be a survivor of sexual abuse going through a media storm. I am the survivor ...
sideboth 05/24/2015 203
Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent ...
Susan Grigsby 05/24/2015 120
I thought I understood triggering...
...but I didn't really, until this last week, because I had never experienced it directly. I am finding the Duggar mess, and the way the media is covering it to be very triggering. I am upset by ...
Shadowcatdancing 05/23/2015 34
Books So Bad They're Good: A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer in Badbookistan
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books. Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
Ellid 05/23/2015 25
Praise for Joy of Fishes
A short diary, praising the kindness, dedication, compassion, and steadfast good spirit who is known here as Joy of Fishes. More may be forthcoming from others Kossacks. I'll merely remark that she ...
43north 05/23/2015 24
Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
    Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
JoanMar 05/22/2015 30
The prurient god of the Duggars
Full disclosure. I never watched the Duggar's television show. Heard about it, of course. But the show's entire premise left me feeling nauseous. The focus on fertility and a constant state of ...
Onomastic 05/22/2015 272
Press conference to ask MLB to support #blacklivesmatter interrupted by neo-Nazi protesters
Bishop Bobby Hilton and a group of Cincinnati ministers called a press conference yesterday to ask Major League Baseball to support #blacklivesmatter. The ministers want to use the upcoming All-...
akadjian 05/21/2015 12
Israeli Soldiers Reveal the Horrors of Gaza in 'Breaking the Silence' Report
Originally published in Tikkun Daily A major in Israel's infantry, who fought in the Northern Gaza Strip during Israel's assault in the summer of 2014, talks of devastation. He talks of endless ...
David Harris Gershon 05/18/2015 83
Must read economics books: On value and values
For a recent project, I’ve been researching organizations and values within organizations. I happened to come across On Value and Values by Douglas K. Smith because of the following quote: For ...
akadjian 05/18/2015 59

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