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New Civil Rights Movement: news and opinion focused on issues that affect the LGBTQ community

Scholars and Rogues: a diverse band of political and social analysts, activists, jesters, and troublemakers

  • The Rest is Silence
    I think it better that in times like these A poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth We have no gift to set a statesman right; He has had enough of meddling […]
  • So long, and thanks for all the fish
    Today we close the doors at Scholars & Rogues after 13 years and nearly 11,000 posts on politics, arts, literature, music, popular culture, the environment, journalism and media, international affairs, sports, race, […]
  • Your Daily Devotional for Now Until the End of Time
    hey everyone — I’d like to thank the gang at Scholars & Rogues for giving me the space to do this. it was fun! see you all around the internet …
  • Fighting the darkness
    The very first things I wrote about the internet were dark: hate groups, right wing extremists, and their ability to do harm in cyberspace. Twenty-three years ago I began an academic relationship […]
  • Follow us @
    Scholars & Rogues is shutting down, but several of our staffers will be continuing on with their personal sites. You’re invited to follow. Lullaby Pit is one of the oldest sites on the […]
  • Autism and mental health in a pandemic
    April is Autism Awareness Month, which you knew unless you’ve spent the last decade under a rock. There’s a side of autism that you don’t see if you don’t live with/teach/support an […]
  • Untitled – from the Window Series
  • Your Daily Devotional for April 15, 2020
    remember after Hurricane Sandy when Obama made all the governors dance and beg for help? of course you don’t. Obama sprang to immediate action and did what needed to be done, because […]
  • A blank spot on the map
    2 April 2020   A new home for me and a small farewell to Scholars and Rogues…   The US Postal Service recognizes the address as Nehalem Boulevard, which gives the impression […]
  • Your Daily Devotional for April 14, 2020
    what kind of shithole country murders its own postal service Your Daily Devotional is a lightly-edited entry from my Twitter feed. Follow me at @itsJeffTiedrich

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Peter Sinclair, a long time advocate of environmental awareness and energy alternatives

  • Inheriting the WindBags
    Max Boot in the Washington Post: Why is the United States the only wealthy country where novel coronavirus cases are hitting new highs while elsewhere the virus is being contained? A lot of it has to do with the rejection of science by many on the right. A Gallup survey reports that while 98 percent of Democrats reported […]
  • Oil and Environmental Racism
    Amazon Watch: The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have catalyzed a seismic and long-overdue shift in support for the Movement for Black Lives and to defund the police. At the same time, the climate justice movement has finally begun to gain momentum because of the increasing recognition that overcoming our environmental crisis requires addressing and […]
  • Virtual Flight Over Ice Filled Crater – on Mars
    If we melt Greenland, there’s always Mars. AFP: An animation based on images taken by the ESA’s Mars Express showcases the 82-kilometre-wide Korolev Crater on Mars. Located in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds Mars’ north polar cap, this well-preserved impact crater is […]
  • Energy’s Future Increasingly Renewable…Even in Texas..
    Houston Chronicle is a good keyhole to peer into the heart of America’s energy industry. Houston Chronicle: BIG SPRING, Texas — Driving through the Permian Basin while on vacation, I couldn’t help but notice an industrial landscape that presages the future of the oil and gas industry. New drilling rigs were far and few between, […]
  • In Covid Economy, More Uncertainty for Gas
    Above, Jessica Woycehoski is a resource planner for CMS Energy, Michigan’s largest utility and the 10th largest in the US. Problems for natural gas were becoming evident even 2 years ago when I interviewed her. Natural Gas in the age of Covid-19 is looking more and more like coal did about a dozen years ago […]
  • Nitrous Oxide: No Laughing Matter in Permafrost
    Nitrous Oxide – more powerful than methane. Nature Reviews: Soils are sources of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) globally, but emissions from permafrost-affected soils have been considered negligible owing to nitrogen (N) limitation. Recent measurements of N2O emissions have challenged this view, showing that vegetated soils in permafrost regions are often small but […]
  • Scientists Weigh in on Bogus “Environmentalist Apology”
    I’ve had some inquiries about a new book being pushed by purported “Environmentalist” Michael Shellenberger, which he has promoted with an online piece titled “On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare”. In the puff piece on Forbes last week, Shellenberger put forth a number of bogus talking points, aimed to get him […]
  • Pipeline Postponement Pads Pall over Petrol
    And gas.. The Covid Crisis has become a critical moment for the oil and gas industry, as many observers, including moi, feel like we may have accelerated peak oil consumption, and created significant new barriers for the natural gas industry. Bismark Tribune: A federal judge has ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline while […]
  • Biden’s Big Tent on Climate Change
    Above, Varshini Prakash, the executive director of the Sunrise Movement, recaps her participation in the Joe Biden Climate Coalition over recent months. She is “cautiously optimistic”. New York Times: In recent weeks, supporters of Mr. Biden and of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, his chief rival in the Democratic presidential primary race, have met privately […]
  • Climate Denial, Covid Denial, Part of the Same Syndrome
    Above, Representative Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) pursues a breathtakingly moronic line of questioning around climate science, with former Secretary of State John Kerry. Today, Rep. Massie still pursuing an anti-science agenda, this time with Corona virus. The anti-science movement is by its nature, also an anti-human movement, and is now killing Americans by the thousands. For […]


Title image: Bizarro, by Dan Piraro.

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