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How To Win a Fight with a Conservative: Revised and Updated Edition. Progressive Voices. Drinking Liberally. Trump’s national security chief resigns, the White House can’t get its story straight on who knew what and when they knew, and Flynn kept getting briefings even after the DOJ warned he could be blackmailed.

Drinking Liberally

Executive orders are stopped by courts, but Trump advisers say they can ignore judges, as they try to appoint a Supreme Court justice, and as ICE detains DACA recipients and other folks just for not having ID. Israel and China policy change on the fly, legions of civil servants resign en masse while others go rogue within departments that are being led by a Swamp Cabinet of kleptocrats, oligarchs, and autocrats. Puzder is sunk, Conway is scolded, campaign aides were emailing with Russia, Trump handles North Korea in public over dinner, and finds time to tweet against critics and companies to divert attention from his team’s impeachable offenses.

If you’re feeling nervous, you’re not alone as this is all a matter of National Insecurity. Living Liberally. Eating Liberally. Americans may be deeply divided about what ails our country, but there's no denying we're a nation of unhappy campers.

Eating Liberally

Danes, on the other hand, consistently rank as some of the happiest people in the world, a fact attributed at least in part to Denmark's legendary income equality and strong social safety net. Forbes recently cited another possible factor; the Danes' "high levels of trust. " They trust each other, they trust 'outsiders,' they even trust their government. 90% of Danes vote. Tea party types dismiss Denmark as a hotbed of socialism, but really, they're just practicing a more enlightened kind of capitalism. In fact, as Richard Wilkinson, a British professor of social epidemiology, recently stated on PBS NewsHour , "if you want to live the American dream, you should move to Finland or Denmark, which have much higher social mobility.

" Reading Liberally. Tonight, as the President takes to the podium in the Capitol, members of Drinking Liberally take to bars across America.

Reading Liberally

This is the 9th year running that Drinking Liberally is hosting State of the Union Watch Parties, and you're invited to join. Find your local chapter on our DL map and see if they've promoted a special watch party for tonight. Screening Liberally. Created by Bec Zajac Yes folks, it's time for the biggest political event of the season....

Screening Liberally

More controversial than the presidential elections, a damn sight sexier than the Democratic National Convention, wackier than the Conservative Political Action Conference, and more talked about than the National Tea Party Convention... It's the 82nd Annual Academy Awards!!! And this year, to spice it up a little for all you lefties out there, we've put together a “Who Am I?” Laughing Liberally. By Ben Lust This past Wednesday, I went to my first event as an intern for Living Liberally.

Laughing Liberally

"Stand Up for Freedom! " presented by the PEN American Center and featuring Laughing Liberally, was a huge hit. 100 Things You Can Say To Irritate A Republican. Addicting Info does it again.

100 Things You Can Say To Irritate A Republican

Last time they came up with If you hate taxes, here are 102 things NOT to do. Even though they graciously gave us permission to cross-post, I'd rather tease you and then send you to their place to give them some well-deserved traffic. The Political Compass. Immigration Advocates Network. Human Rights Watch. Amnesty.org. The Invisibles, Amnesty. If It Were My Home. Crisis Group. God Hates Shrimp. It Gets Better Project. PETA Prime. Peta2. Shopping Guide to Compassionate Clothing. Finding cruelty-free clothing and accessories has never been easier!

Shopping Guide to Compassionate Clothing

Whether you’re looking for a cozy wool-free sweater or vegan combat boots, you’re sure to be able to find it at your local mall. Use this guide to get started! Sections Featured Companies Offering Fabulous Vegan Products. Cruelty-Free Companies, Products, and More. The list includes companies that make cosmetics, personal-care products, household-cleaning products, and other common household products.

Cruelty-Free Companies, Products, and More

In the U.S., no law requires that these types of products be tested on animals, and companies can choose not to sell their products in countries such as China, where tests on animals are required for cosmetics and other products. Companies on this list should be supported for their commitment to manufacturing products without harming any animals. Companies that aren't on this list should be boycotted until they implement a policy that prohibits animal testing. The list does not include companies that manufacture only products that are required by law to be tested on animals (e.g., pharmaceuticals and garden chemicals). Although PETA is opposed to all animal testing, our quarrel in those instances is less with the individual companies and more with the regulatory agencies that require animal testing.

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Ugly Republicans. Texas Democratic Party. Change.org. Radical Rags. Freedom From Religion Foundation - Wikipedia. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an American non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin with members from all 50 states.[2] The largest[citation needed] national organization advocating for non-theists, FFRF promotes the separation of church and state and educates the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism, and nontheism.

Freedom From Religion Foundation - Wikipedia

The FFRF publishes a newspaper, Freethought Today 10 times a year.[3] Since 2006, as the Freethought Radio Network, FFRF has produced the Freethought Radio show. History[edit] IQ2US Debates. Restore The Gulf. Deforestation in the Amazon. Moratoriums on the purchase of soy and beef from illegally deforested land have slowed deforestation and offer a way for trading partners to help Brazil relieve pressure on the Amazon.

Deforestation in the Amazon

Prior to the 2006 soy moratorium, in which international commodity traders signed a voluntary pledge not to trade in soy from recently deforested land, about 30 percent of soy was planted in recently cleared areas ; by 2015 that figure had fallen to less than 1 percent. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a treaty with 182 signatories that seeks to block trafficking of endangered flora and fauna, has helped reduce trade in endangered Amazonian timber since 2003. Wealthy nations and nongovernmental groups can also expand their support for Brazil's Amazon Fund and help finance conservation projects. The War on Suffrage. “Nine little Suffergets, Finding boys to hate, One kisses Willie Jones, And then there are Eight.” Ten Little Suffergets tells the sad tale of ten little girls who lose their pro-suffrage leanings when they spy shiny objects like toys, men, and the Sandman.

The 1915 picture book ends with the final baby suffragette cracking her baby doll’s head open. “And then there were none!” The Feminist eZine. Feminist Summer Reading List. Last week, an interview with Senator Al Franken inspired a list of feminist fictional heroines in books and movies that sparked quite a debate. But it’s summer now, and lots of people are looking for good books to wade into while they relax, vacation, or take in some sun. We’ve compiled a list of good feminist reads from the members of Women Action and the Media (WAM!) , who had enough great reads to keep us busy summer after summer for the next few decades at least.General Feminist Non-Fiction:Backlash: the Undeclared War on American Women – Susan FaludiThe Body Project – Joan Jacobs BrumbergCatfight!

– Leora TanenbaumClick: When We Knew We Were Feminists – Courtney Martin and Courtney SullivanEnglightened Sexism – Susan J. Love This?