Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 8th through October 9th:
all changed’: Nevada reacts to gay marriage ruling – Same-sex couples in Nevada react to court's decision to strike down gay marriage ban.
- Why Ebola triggers massive right-wing hysteria – Objectively, the disease is a nonpartisan issue. That hasn't stopped Fox News from blaming its spread on Obama
- The Racial Double Standard on Gun Violence – The way we talk about incidents of gun violence in this country — and the solutions we propose to stem future acts of violence — seems to be dramatically different depending on the race of those involved.
- Republicans Hint At Another Government Shutdown Over Obamacare. Seriously. – Less than a year after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the 2013 government shutdown over funding for Obamacare a “predictable disaster,” Republicans are hinting they might be willing to do it again in a few months.
- NYPD cop takes $1,300 from man, pepper-sprays him in the face when he complains – A brief cell phone video shows a New York City police officer use pepper spray on a man and his sister after they complained the cop had taken more than $1,000 during a stop-and-frisk search.
- White off-duty policeman kills black teen in St Louis, triggering fresh protests – A white off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teenager in St Louis on Wednesday, officers said, triggering a night of protests just miles from the site of another police shooting of another black youth in the suburb of Ferguson.
- White Couple’s Fears Over Raising Black Child Great Teaching Moment For How To Discuss Race – The couple's white privilege is glaring, but some of the criticism is unfair.
- Science Shows Sex is Better for Your Happiness Than Money – Researchers put an estimated dollar amount on the happiness level sex generates.
- The bigots finally go down: How anti-gay haters officially lost the marriage fight – Once upon a time, homophobia was a powerful political force. Now its adherents have lost the era's defining battle
- Republicans Are Trying to Make Sure Minorities and Young People Don’t Vote This November – As candidates across the country are kicking their get-out-the-vote efforts into high gear, many states are feverishly litigating to defend newly implemented voting restrictions that could prevent many voters from casting a ballot. The outcomes of those cases could shape critical races—and even influence which party wins control of the US Senate.