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#783 Humans are just terrible (Rape Culture)

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Pretty much all humans are terrible but today we're focusing on the men. Those who harass women on the street, those who commit acts of sexual violence against women and those who, knowingly or unknowingly, help perpetuate the rape culture and power dynamics that make it all seem acceptable.

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#782 Not just bad, face-palm bad (Media)

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Another look at how the media, the most important check on governmental power due to it's ability to question power and inform the populace, is terrible. Just fucking terrible.

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#781 Nelson Mandela: Free at last

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Lots of white Americans weigh in on the enormous impact Nelson Mandela had on their lives, South Africa and the world. Also, Oprah and Barack Obama make appearances.

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#780 Congress just got slightly less unmitigatedly horrific (Filibuster)

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The obscure Senate procedural rule called the filibuster has been almost imperceptibly tweaked. Naturally, it's being hailed as a major victory for democracy and likened to nuclear war.

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#779 Being of two minds (Health Care)

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A somewhat bi-polar look at the Affordable Care Act. Is it better than the previous status quo? Yes, obviously. Is it a stepping stone toward single-payer or is it further entrenching the for-profit health insurance companies making it less like there will be further reform? That's harder to predict.

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