Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 14th from 15:18 to 15:28:
gets his comeuppance: Why his holiday is in deep jeopardy – Mascot for violent European colonialism has been celebrated for years. These major U.S. cities are saying "no more"
- Gun nuts’ powerful new enemy: How pediatricians are taking on the NRA – As more kids in U.S. die from guns than cancer, NRA is fighting basic safety measures. Now doctors are pushing back
- In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue … and slaughtered the indigenous peoples he found – You told us about the Christopher Columbus that didnt appear in your history books. The lesson: happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
- Editorial: The Big Lie Behind Voter ID Laws – Such statutes, pushed by Republican lawmakers, must be recognized as the discriminatory measures they are.
- Our sons know they could be the next Michael Brown. But they should never surrender | Claudia Rankine | Comment is free | theguardian.com – Two months later, too many young men must still contemplate their mortality in the way of Ferguson
- “When that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama” – Greil Marcus explains why the sick new American racism is only getting worse, and explores his brilliant new book
- ‘Ferguson October’ Brings Hundreds Of Protesters To The Streets – Over a thousand protesters from as far away as Palestine marched in St. Louis on Saturday in support of an 18-year-old killed by a police officer in the nearby suburb of Ferguson and the broader issue of police brutality.
- ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner Unfurled at NFL Game – A protest banner was unfurled as St. Louis Rams played the San Francisco 49ers Monday, capping a day of civil disobedience.
- #FergusonOctober Comes to Monday Night Football – Ferguson October protesters want football fans to know that "Black lives matter, on and off the field."
- Next Gay Marriage Fight: Religious Exemptions – Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures — seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to refuse benefits or service for gay spouses.