Why Every Movie Needs More Elizabeth Olsen. Tabs, Mon., May 9, 2022
Heather Cox Richardson on the radical history behind Mother’s Day. (Substack)
More (mostly white) dudes continue insisting that Republicans will regret overturning Roe, as if they haven’t spent the past year making it harder for us to vote them out of office. It’s like there’s a connection somehow. (The Daily Beast)
Conservative politicians and commentators are lying to you if they claim the Alito Court won’t go after marriage equality because it’s popular. Roe is popular! (Slate)
Remember the far less extensive Brett Kavanaugh investigation? (Twitter)
Am I the only one seeing the irony in the fact that more people are going to get interviewed to get to the bottom of the SCOTUS leak than they were to find out if one of the current justices on that same court sexually assaulted someone? smhhttps://twitter.com/Petereporter/status/1522303636440821761\u00a0\u2026— Asha Rangappa (@Asha Rangappa) 1651781110
Oliver Willis on ways Democrats could effectively attack conservatives. (Substack)
Susan Glaser on the choices open to President Joe Biden against a GOP even worse than the one Barack Obama faced. (The New Yorker)
Your humble narrater was quoted in this Seattle Times article about how much Alaska Airlines sucks. (Seattle Times)
Elie Mystal offers some intriguing post-Roe legal options. (The Nation)
The almost 80-year-old Democratic president is struggling with young voters. I guess I’ll never understand politics. (Vox)
New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s in trouble. More importantly, New York state is in trouble because a Republican could possibly beat her. (New York Magazine)
Oh, good, no one bought Megs McCabe’s book. (Mediaite)
How can Shell hope to survive with just $9.1 billion in profits. There’s no way they afford to keep gas prices low. (New York Times)
I respectfully disagree with the sentiments in this sentence: "There’s no right or wrong way to make iced tea, and the extra-sweet bottled versions have their place.” However, this article still offers dome solid recipes. (Bon Appetit)
I don’t blame you if you’re interested in something stronger than iced tea. This is truly the time for day drinking.
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Stephen Robinson is a writer and social kibbitzer based in Portland, Oregon. He writes make believe for Cafe Nordo, an immersive theatre space in Seattle. Once, he wrote a novel called “Mahogany Slade,” which you should read or at least buy. He's also on the board of the Portland Playhouse theatre. His son describes him as a “play typer guy."