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Aretha Franklin ‘Change Gonna Come’ Tribute – YouTube

Have adored Aretha, since first discovering her when I was a high school sophomore. She transforms this song. Didn’t think Sam Cooke’s version could be bested. She transformed every song she sang. – word pond  

New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Klobuchar’s White House bid | TheHill

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The New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Sunday in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Klobuchar was previously endorsed by The New York Times, which chose to support both her and Warren in the race.

The newspaper, located in Manchester, N.H., pitched Klobuchar as the strongest candidate in the race, saying she does not have the “weaknesses” of her opponents.

“[President] Trump doesn’t want to face her. He is hoping for [Sen.] Bernie [Sanders (I-Vt.)], [former Vice President Joe] Biden, [former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ] Buttigieg or [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren [(D-Mass)]. Each has weaknesses, whether of age, inexperience or a far-left agenda that thrills some liberals but is ripe for exploitation in a mainstream general election,” Union Leader Editor Joe McQuaid and Publisher Brendan McQuaid wrote.

 

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Klobuchar’s White House bid | TheHill

The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

Until recently, Buddhist nuns in the Himalayan region were denied leadership positions and the opportunity to exercise as part of their spiritual practice. Then the spiritual leader of the Drukpa Order, frustrated at the lack of equality for women in the region, changed that and the Kung Fu Nuns were born.

Source: The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

The Power of Andrea Dworkin’s Rage | by Johanna Fateman | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Dworkin in her study in Brooklyn, 2003 John Goertz Estate of Andrea Dworkin

Dworkin would become the ur-figure of so-called anti-sex feminism, a contentious term used to characterize feminist opposition to pornography, prostitution, and S&M. Her reputation, forged through thundering speeches and legislative efforts as well as her writing, is one of stridency, man-hate, and paranoid histrionics. In her work, rage is authority; her imperious voice and dirty mouth make for a feminist literature empty of caveats and equivocation. And reading her now, beyond the anti-porn intransigence she’s both reviled and revered for, one feels a prescient apocalyptic urgency, one perfectly calibrated, it seems, to the high stakes of our time.

Source: The Power of Andrea Dworkin’s Rage | by Johanna Fateman | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Marlena Shaw Woman of the ghetto

Weyes Blood – Hang On [Official Audio]