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That lawmaker was GOP Oklahoma rep Kevin Calvey, and as this Think Progress piece shows, his outrageous anti-abortion rhetoric is just the tip of the iceberg. It might’ve been hilarious, if it weren’t so infuriating.
This Fusion interview with Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, by Latoya Peterson, is a ground-level look at the city’s uprising, and the living conditions that caused it, as told by someone who’s lived them.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s searing piece in The Atlantic reveals why city officials’ call for peace in Baltimore not only rings so hollow, but also feels inciting in and of itself.
DAME’s own Stacey Patton, writing for The Washington Post, takes on the viral video of Toya Graham reprimanding her son for rioting, and is brutally honest about the reason for its popularity.
When The Onion nails it, it really nails it.
When Denene Miller’s daughter is shown Baltimore riot footage at school with no context, the My Brown Baby blogger takes it upon herself to provide it, offering guidance for parents in discussing how to talk about the big picture.
On the first day the Supreme Court heard arguments about marriage equality, our favorite Justice broke it down, as this piece on Think Progress demonstrates. Notorious RBG forever!
Tastes great, less filling … and completely tone deaf. That should be Bud Light’s slogan. This New York Times piece explains why, and what the company had to say for itself.
Mother Jones looks at photographer Richard Ross’s powerful portraits of girls trapped and stymied by our inept justice system.
A is For’s “Clinic Escort Series” is a crucial and comprehensive look at what it takes to access safe abortion in this country. The second installment reminds us that it’s not only women who need protection.
Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters via The Atlantic
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