Good News Edition – June 22nd

I’m honestly not even sure what to say about this week. Where does one even begin?

I know I can’t sort out, never mind make sense of, everything that’s happening. Luckily, there are a number of excellent podcasts that have cropped up as part of The Resistance. These two are my favorites so far. They offer an irreverent-but-still-informative look at what’s going on in Washington and around the country. If you’d like to add a little more humor to your resistance efforts, I highly recommend tuning into these shows.

Lovett or Leave It is my top pick – witty hosts, funny panelists, and a game-filled format that always gets me laughing … all this plus a live audience and a kickin’ theme song. Can’t go wrong.


Hellbent is another excellent choice – slightly more informal, diverse and unique guests, in-depth community conversations, and multiple shows per week. (Except for this week coming up … the girls are on vacation.)


Seriously. you should listen to these shows. You’ll feel smarter and – perhaps more importantly – less alone.

And now, on to this week’s good news!


In local good news:


Planet Earth:


There’s also some good news on the elections front.


And here’s what’s happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice front: 


We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia investigation front:

And then there’s this gem from the inimitable and completely FABulous Randy Rainbow:


And in miscellaneous, fun, and slightly snarky good news:


* Hat tip to What Went Right (WWR)
Hat tip to Jen Hofmann


Photo Credits:

“Mass State House Dome”: Photo Credit: twiga_swala Flickr via Compfight cc“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“I Voted”: standing8 Flickr via Compfight cc
“Blind Justice”: Government of Prince Edward Island Flickr via Compfight cc
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography