Countdown to Shutdown. There is nothing Republicans won’t do, including shutting down the entire government, in order to defund Obamacare.

Sri Lanka: Mourning Tireless Rights Advocate Abeysekera. The world lost a great human rights leader. She will be missed.

TX State Sen. Wendy Davis Wins Lawsuit Against Racist GOP Redistricting Plan. I feel like everything Wendy Davis does is amazing.

A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism. This made me extremely happy. Go read it, and maybe consider signing it.

A Natural Example of a Functioning Gear Mechanism Discovered in an Insect. It’s a bug. With gears. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

Why You Shouldn’t Use Mental Illness As A Metaphor. It turns out, if you use words like ‘depressed’ to mean things like ‘kinda sad right now’, then people who are actually depressed don’t get taken seriously.

Largest Gun Study Ever: More Guns, More Murder. Another release from the Department of the Painfully Obvious.

Give Back? Yes, It’s Time For The 99% To Give Back To The 1%. This is from Forbes, the magazine where they miss the point so often it’s now a routine.

Conservatives Reduced To Telling Young People Not To Get Medical Care At All. Because if conservatives can’t win, then nobody can.

Christian Post: GOP Too Intelligent For Average Voter, Will Win By Shaming Women Who Seek An Abortion. Because when I think ‘intelligent voters’, I think ‘Republicans’.

Utterly shameful. It’s now routine for universities to pay adjunct professors poverty wages. And the universities don’t seem troubled by that in the least.