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Educating Rush Limbaugh

In a radio interview this week, Rush Limbaugh said, “That’s the Academy Award, best actor for a movie appropriately called The Joker. We are the center of the universe, Mr. Phoenix. Humanity is the center of the universe by design. We are the stewards of the universe. We are the stewards of the natural world. We are the ones bestowed with the intelligence and the compassion to do it. We

U.S. Congressman Gets Slammed for Slamming Joaquin Phoenix’s Factual Dairy Oscar Speech

U.S. Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) issued this statement in response to Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar acceptance speech: “Congressman Fred Keller Slams Joaquin Phoenix’s Anti-Dairy Oscar Acceptance Speech.” “Joaquin Phoenix winning Best Actor for playing the Joker fits him to a T because his comments would have been laughable were they not so offensive. Phoenix’s rambling remarks about America’s dairy industry prove how out-of-touch he is with the hardworking Americans who grow our

But My 401K

Donald Trump cut taxes for billionaires, ballooned the national debt by $3 trillion, and has run up $1 trillion annual budget deficits that risk putting our country in a financial crisis. But my 401K. Trump has taken the most irresponsible shortcuts to artificially prop up the economy by deregulating the country’s worst polluters to allow them to maximize short-term profits. But my 401K. Trump has told more than 16,000 documented

The Night Joaquin Phoenix Spoke

Have you ever believed in something with all your heart and wished everyone would support it? Have you ever felt the frustration, anger, and sadness that not enough people are listening? Have you ever been ridiculed for taking a stand for the most defenseless among us? This is what it often feels like to be an advocate for animals confined, abused, deprived, exploited, and killed for food. When someone who

How to Cope with Trump-Era Depression

If you care about animals, people, and the planet, you’ve likely battled feelings of depression during the Trump presidency. His cruelty, immaturity, lying, law-breaking, and harmful policies invade our daily routines and shock us every day. Every headline makes our heart race, and we feel sick that he remains in office. We wonder what happened to our fellow Americans that they would elevate such a bad person to a position

About that Stuff

Not eating animals is the easiest, most peaceful, and rewarding decision I make every day. Not too far behind is not buying stuff I don’t need. My transition to minimalism created additional peace and freedom in my life, further aligned my actions and values, and strengthened my focus on what matters. Minimalism means that we strive to buy and own less–to own items we need, removing and not buying items

Little Choc Apothecary

Little Choc Apothecary, a fully vegan and gluten-free restaurant in Brooklyn, specializes in crepes, health, and compassion. The completely plant-based menu is also free of chemical binders, artificial flavors, and gums. They source their ingredients locally whenever possible, and you won’t need to hire a private investigator to understand their ingredient lists. I dug into a Savory Crepe Burrito filled with avocado, coconut bacon, black beans, homemade chipotle hot sauce,

Franchia Vegan Cafe

Located in Murray Hill, I’d have to be engaged in a battle at Bunker Hill to order food from this place again. While I appreciate the effort and while I’m certain it has a loyal following, I cringed over their attempt to marry a few vegetables soaked in a tasteless sauce and pass it off as an entree. The waiter had the personality of a plastic bag, and the ambiance should

The Best Friend I’ve Ever Had

As many of you know, my friend Jeff has been battling ALS for eight years. I won’t be surprised if he fights it until researchers find a cure. When he was diagnosed, doctors told him he’d live about three years, which is how long the majority of people with ALS survive. Jeff continues to beat the odds. You may recall when I wrote about our trip to see Ellen seven

The “Jeopardy!” GOAT and Alex Pacheco

Who is Marie Antoinette? So for several days now, I’ve been trying to think of the name of that actor—you know, that guy in that show. I’m not going to tell you which show because you’ll know the name immediately, but I can’t think of it, even though I’ve tried my usual technique of going through the alphabet. I’ve tried it at least 10 times now. I’ve remembered Adrian Zmed,