The Best of the Blogosphere
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New Civil Rights Movement: news and opinion focused on issues that affect the LGBTQ community
- 'Reading Comprehension Is Just NOT Her Bag': Internet Scolds Tomi Lahren for Saying #MarchForOurLives Is 'Against Everything'Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren is famous for making infamously idiotic statements. She's compared Black Lives Matter to the KKK, and claimed the Millennial vote will go to the candidate who offers "a little less talk about gay wedding cakes and little more emphasis on limited government."
- The Most Powerful Part of the #MarchForOurLives Protest Was When Emma González Stood and Said Nothing – And Yet, Everything'Fight for Your Lives Before It’s Someone Else’s Job'
- During #MarchForOurLives Trump Tweets 'Thoughts and Prayers' to Victims of Violence – in FranceAmerica First?
- Cameron Kasky at #MarchForOurLives: 'Either Represent the People or Get Out...Stand for Us or Beware: The Voters Are Coming''The People Demand a Law Banning the Sale of Assault Weapons'
- DOJ Uses Just-Passed $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill to Cancel School Safety and Violence Research StudiesOnce Again Trump Administration Chooses Conservative Principles and Actions Over Science
- Maher Trolls Trump: His Affairs Are Actually 'The Breakdown of the Family That Conservatives Warned Us About if We Allowed Gay Marriage'HBO host Bill Maher hilariously mocked President Donald Trump’s alleged affairs with adult film stars as an obvious violation of what should be moral Christian values from so-called evangelical conservatives.
- 50 States. 800 Cities. 30 Countries. Today Millions Will Protest Gun Violence and Demand Changes to Gun Laws500,000 to One Million Expected to Rally in DC
- Her Father Just Banned Transgender Troops Again So This Old Tweet From Ivanka Is Going Viral – and Not in a Good Way'Delete This'
- Trump Announces New Ban on Transgender Troops'Disqualified From Military Service Except Under Certain Limited Circumstances'
- Roy Moore Supporters Accused of Offering $10,000 to Discredit Woman Who Accused Him of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'Two Men Worked to Discredit One of Roy Moore’s Accusers'
- 5 Weeks After Parkland Betsy DeVos Finally Forms School Gun Safety Commission – and She Wants to Hear From You"Members of the public with recommendations on how to increase school safety can send them..."
- Leaked Memo Reveals How Cambridge Analytica Used Duck Dynasty to Convince Undecided Voters to Choose TrumpA leaked document shows how Cambridge Analytica targeted certain types of social media users during the 2016 presidential campaign after harvesting personal data from Facebook.
- Trump's New Husband-Wife Legal Team of Fox News Pundits to Defend Him Against Mueller May Already Be OutCNN Reports Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing May Not Join the Trump Team
- Anti-Gay Hate Group Pulls Support From Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill Because It's Not Anti-Gay Enough'Trojan Horse That Will Do More Harm Than Good'
- NY TIMES: John Bolton Paid Cambridge Analytica $1.2 Million to Make Americans 'More Militaristic''Obsessed With How America Was Becoming-Limp Wristed and Spineless'
- Trump Threatens to Veto Just-Passed $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill – Over DACA, Which He Ended'I Am Considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill'
- Stormy Daniels' Attorney Brilliantly Trolls Trump With Mysterious Photo"If 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' how many words is this worth?????"
- Trump's New National Security Advisor John Bolton 'Wants to Go to War First, Diplomacy Second' Says Bush White House LawyerBolton Could 'Put Us in a Nuclear War'
- H.R. McMaster Out – Bolton InTrump Makes Announcement Moments After News Breaks
- A Trump Official Just Told the UN America Is 'A Pro-Life Country' and Advocated for 'Abstinence-Only' Sex EdPro-Life Anti-Transgender Activist Damaging U.S. Foreign Policy at the UN
Scholars and Rogues: a diverse band of political and social analysts, activists, jesters, and troublemakers
- The Rest is SilenceI 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 fishToday 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 Timehey 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 darknessThe 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 pandemicApril 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, 2020remember 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 map2 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, 2020what 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 WindBagsMax 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 RacismAmazon 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 MarsIf 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 GasAbove, 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 PermafrostNitrous 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 PetrolAnd 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 ChangeAbove, 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 SyndromeAbove, 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 […]