Good News Edition – July 14, 2018


Hello and happy weekend. It’s been another whirlwind week, closing with more Mueller indictments and the gorgeous sight of hundreds of thousands of our fellow resisters from across the pond taking over the streets in a massive demonstration against 45 and everything he stands for. It’s so nice to know that we’re not alone. (And it’s also nice to know that Bob Mueller continues to make headway in untangling the mess of conspiracy, treason, and straight-up crime boss shenanigans that is our current administration.)

While we are just gearing up for the fight of our lives over the SCOTUS seat, reeling from the president’s heinous behavior at the NATO meeting, and shaking our heads over his disrespectful treatment of the Queen of England (seriously, this guy has NO manners), we have to remember to take a little time out to acknowledge the Good Things that are happening as well. (There are big stories like the Thai cave rescue, and intimate stories like the one about 78-year-old Al Dornan who walks every day for dreamers and immigrants.)

So, avert your eyes from the dumpster fire of a presidency with which we are currently saddled, and turn your attention to this week’s happy headlines. You deserve a break from the endless barrage of WTF stories. Take a deep breath, and let it all go for just a moment or two. You’ll feel better, and you’ll be better able to jump back into the fray.

For a more eloquent bit of inspiration, check out E.B. White’s beautiful letter to a man who had lost faith in humanity from Brainpickings.

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In local good news:

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Planet Earth:

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

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And here are a few good things happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice fronts: 

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We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia/Stormy/Campaign Finance/etc. investigation:

That’s all we’ve got on Russia this week, but we think it’s enough.

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

 

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For MORE Good News, check out What Went Right (WWR) and Jen Hofmann

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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