“Why is this important to you?” Mapping activist responses to Safe Harbor laws

If you’re listening to anything I say through Polaris’s social media channels, you’ve probably heard about Safe Harbor laws. Safe Harbor laws are a kind of law to combat human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking of people under 18, as well as other forms of commercial sexual exploitation of people under 18 which are not always […]

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If you read one thing today, learn about Malala Yousaf Zai

Malala Yousaf Zai is a 14-year-old female Pakistani activist. My friend, Nighat Dad, writes about her work and the bullets which tried to silence her Tuesday. Learning her name and her story and spreading it is exactly what the people who tried to kill her didn’t want. Boost the signal. Inspirational Quote: “Hailing from Mingora […]

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The representative who called “evolution a lie ‘from the pit of hell’” is running unopposed in the GA 10th (And what we can do about it)

There’s been a bit of news around the representative from the Georgia 10th, not merely because he said this: “God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. It’s lies to try to […]

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2 Fairy Tale Parodies to Accompany Disney’s New Foray into the Public Domain

Disney is doing Wizard of Oz (or, Oz the Great and Powerful), which it is totally cool to do under copyright because the Baum books were published pre-1923 and are thus in the United States public domain. It’s just a little frustrating because Disney has made a habit of profiting from the public domain and then […]

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Health Care Reform = ACA Explained in Plain English

This is a repost, with permission, of a clearly written and simple explanation of the Affordable Care Act. HT to Tim O’Reilly for tweeting about it. I’m putting the entirety up, including the update logs as the author realizes how popular his write-up was because I think it’s charming. This comes from Redditer CaspianX2. Enjoy: Okay, explained like […]

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