politics

  • Anti-Science

    Florida Intimidates Scientist to Hide COVID-19 Disaster

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Sometimes it’s not enough for me to look at what’s happening in the United States and being extremely depressed, so because I’m in such a good mood today, let’s ruin it by talking about what’s happening in Florida. Buckle up…

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    Is It Election Fraud to Not Vote Down-Ballot? No!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Hey everybody, I’m so sorry to be using my platform for personal gain but I really don’t know where else to turn. There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll just come out with it: I stole an election,…

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    My Election Results Wine Pairing

    At 9:25am (Pacific Time), shouts of joy and car horns filling the streets of Oakland all around me, I texted my partner the answer he’d been waiting for: “Grab the TJ’s brut rosé.” The question? What to drink with the news that all major outlets had called the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden. I can explain myself, obviously. I…

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    Bridging the divide

    I recently saw a social media post shared by a dear friend that showed two men reaching out to shake hands… one holding a huge “Trump” flag and one holding a huge “Biden” flag. The caption was something along the lines of rejecting hate and coming together… and that got my hackles up. I was immediately reminded of the quote…

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    Quickies: Equal Rights, Primary Picks, Hominid DNA, and more…

    Welcome to your Friday Quickies! The US House of Representatives votes to extend the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This comes on the heels of ratification by Virginia as reported in a previous Quickies. As with most good things these days, the Senate is not likely to follow suit until we VOTE TRUMP AND MITCH AND THEIR…

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    Quickies: Perspective on Iran, Presidential primaries, and lots of science…

    This week, the headlines were dominated by military action between the United States and Iran. I am in no way qualified to begin to comment on these matters, but I do recommend an early episode of the NPR podcast Throughline on the history of US-Iranian relations. I have found Throughline’s deep dives into the history behind current events to be…

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    Quickies: Civility and protest in the face of challenges to our democracy…

    It’s Friday, and today, I have some longer, more thoughtful reads bookmarked for the quickies. Civility is Overrated – at The Atlantic, Adam Serwer digs into the history of how Reconstruction failed Black Americans and how the false veneer of political civility has often masked rampant oppression and violence in this country. “The true threat to America is not an…

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    Quickies: Catch up on impeachment, or just a good book…

    It’s Friday! There are so many threads to the impeachment story, so I’m quite glad that NPR’s Up First podcast put together a nice, logical, timeline of the events that led up to now. Or at least til Nov 2, when it posted. As the NPR Politics Podcast always reminds us, “Things may have changed by the time you hear…

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