The Necessity of Hope

Mariame Kaba reminds us that “hope is a discipline.” It is also a political strategy and a survival mechanism.

Black and white photograph of a pro-choice demonstration. A woman holds a sign that says "WE WON'T GO BACK"

Hymn for the Hurting

A poem by Amanda Gorman with illustration by Angie Wang

An illustration of two figures embracing in grief

Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown advocates for gun safety measures in state legislatures across the US, providing a breakdown of laws by state alongside a list of solutions. It's hard to think of anything else.

A group of women with signs protesting lax gun laws in America

13 corporations have spent $15 million supporting anti-abortion politicians

Coca-Cola, Amazon, Google, AT&T, CVS, Walmart, GM, Verizon, Citi, Comcast, Walgreens, Wells Fargo and T-Mobile

Logos for Coca-Cola, Amazon, Google, AT&T, CVS, Walmart, GM, Verizon, Citi, Comcast, Walgreens and T-Mobile

Plan C

Up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. may access abortion pills online. / via Waxy

PLAN C logo

Keep Abortion Legal

Been fuming all day over the leaked Supreme Court draft that puts women in danger. So I made some posters. Apologies to type friends who are much better at this.

Keep Abortion Legal

Mallory McMorrow is fired up

As she should be. The current Republican playbook is rotten to the core. We need to raise our voices in unison.

A screen capture of a woman on Senate TV speaking into a microphone

Schubert Impromptu in E flat

Before leaving her apartment in Kiev, Irina Maniukina plays the piano for the last time. Heartbreaking.

A woman plays a white baby grand piano in a bombed out flat in Kiev

Democracy comes to Michigan

Really awesome story about how a single tweet became a grassroots campaign to end gerrymandered voting districts in Michigan.

A person wears a cardboard cutout costume of a gerrymandered voting district holding a sign that reads "Hello I'm District 11. Stop me from gerrymandering"

A few ways to help the people of Ukraine

Trying to find some ways to grapple with the horror unfolding.

The flag of Ukraine. Bisected horizontally with a blue rectangle representing the sky above a yellow rectangle to represent wheat fields

Stewardship of global collective behavior

"Addressing the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads." Of all the challenges we face? This one is so very important to address.

PNAS logo over mountains

Dying for Minimum Wage

"Service Workers Aren’t Lazy, They Just Don’t Want to Risk Dying for Minimum Wage" I know friends in this boat, and I also know folks that vote against their best interests. It's terribly frustrating.

A man works in food service, probably not making a living wage

Protect Asian Lives

A collection of posters designed by Asian American artists, free to download and share.

Protect Asian Lives poster

The American Abyss

Saving this link for when I have a quiet moment to read, soon, I hope.

And hold you in the palm of His hand

About the phrases from a Psalm that Joe Biden included in his acceptance speech

Pick your humans wisely.

I'm voting for Champ

Everybody Let’s Vote

I really like this Biden Harris commercial.

Danica Roem’s story about meeting Joe Biden

It's FACEBOOK, I KNOW. But this is one of the better stories I've read.

Morgan Freeman reads Rep. John Lewis’ last words

Once more for those in the back

Daft Trump – Harder, Woman, Faster, Camera

Jason's commentary is apropos. Let's just hope his remaining time is 4 years shorter.

The rotten apple spoils his companions.

This quote by Ben Franklin, more insight by Helen Rosen

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

Thoughts by President Barack Obama

Bernard Sanders on the Today Show 1981

Yup. He's consistent. / via Yewknee

YelloPain: My Vote Dont Count

This is good. Very good.

Make America Kittens Again

Installed for a hot minute. Then uninstalled all extensions because scrolling got weird. I blame Logitech's update.

What to Expect When Expecting the Displeasure of the Chinese Government

Digging deeper to understand the world

#14 – The Whistleblower Complaint

My friend Erik recorded this as a bedtime story. It kept me awake. – the latest impeachment news

Orderly presentation of what's happening

The Democrat 2020

There's a good bumpersticker

Ugly Gerry

Typeface made up from our horribly disfigured voting districts in America.

Teeter Totter Wall

Powerful art about the border

Unbreaking America

I'll remain optimistic

FACT CHECK: Have Two McDonald’s-Containing Countries Ever Been at War with Each Other?

Snopes has the answer (it is false). Saved you a click, but still, if you click you can learn about the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention

Center for American Politics and Design

2018 politician logos. Filing this away more than studying it.

The Stakes Are Dire

John pulls a good quote from a scarily solid piece on the upcoming election, and adds some chilling perspective. This shit is keeping me up at night along with other stuff, but it's all so palpable.

How to Turn Any Conversation Into One About the Midterm Elections

COWORKER: Got any weekend plans? YOU: Yes, I’m double-checking where my polling place is for the midterm elections. / YES, via Coudal

How to Vote

Demi Adejuyigbe with a short lesson on how to democracy.

Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart

His demeanor does not warrant a seat in our highest court.

Trump’s unprecedented relationship with Fox News

This is so very, very, messed up.

A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants

Click through this gallery. It is powerful and painful art.

The Most Powerful Conservative Couple You’ve Never Heard Of

But you probably have bought boxes or envelopes from ULINE. Know of a good alternative? I'd love to know it. Because this? This is the worst kind of political ideology.

Donald Trump in New York City

Dig the style of these New Yorker cartoons that provide comic context to Donald's tweets / via Thor

Pee Tape and Robert Mueller III Prayer Candles

Some might say poor taste, but I digress. I laughed.

I Quit Twitter and It Feels Great

"It’s like I ate a very good sandwich without taking a picture of it. Sometimes it is O.K. to just remember things." Have I ever mentioned my love for Lindy West's writing? (Loved her book "Shrill") / link via Daring Fireball

How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968

In love with all of this. All of it. / via Tom

I Can’t Keep Quiet


Just a regular billionaire

Warren Buffett is the third richest man in the world, yet lives a relatively humble life. Rebecca Jarvis reports on Omaha's least-conspicuous billionaire. (This video made me feel a little better about today's political climate.)

Dane Rauschenberg replying to Charlie Daniels on Twitter

Finding small ways to smile in the shadows of racism and ignorance.

Our Work — Hillary for America Design 2016

A very strong visual campaign.

Please Forgive Us at Blue Apron for This Week’s Meals. We’ve Been Having a Tough Time Lately

Simply roll up the turkey and stare into the fridge while you try to decide what condiment you’re going to squirt on it, contemplate what will happen if you and your loved ones lose their health coverage. It’s fine if you just put ketchup on it. No one will see you. You are all alone.

Allow Me to Clarify – Dave Pell

There aren’t a lot of good things that have come out of the Trump era. But here’s one: Our values have been clarified.

Ways To Stay Motivated In This Era Of Epic Stupid

Remain cautiously, grimly optimistic.

Cards Against Humanity for Her

I love this company's approach to everything. (Profits donated to EMILY's List)

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

The New York Times takes a look

We Are So F*cked

ugh. i have to agree sometimes.

The horrible, horrible, new health care plan that our representatives just passed

It's not through the Senate but I'm not hopeful.