What a week! Here's the thing I hope everyone got out of the highs and lows this week: Never let anyone tell you that your voice doesn't matter. Dr. Ford became a national hero this week by standing up, speaking out, and by telling us all her truth. Heroes can be terrified (as Dr. Ford says she was), but they still fight the monsters. I've not been so inspired by an example in a long, long time. Thank you for letting me be part of your week.
gregfallis notes that Dr. Ford did an extraordinary, inspiring thing: her Civic Duty.
Spocko's Brain has a practical list of things we average citizens can do to help stop Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court this week, while the FBI investigates.
Reveal has the latest edition of the Hate Report, and what was old is new again: Kosher food is the subject of the newest/oldest conspiracy theory.
eVille Times has something to say and says it well.
Bonus Track: Millard Fillmore's Bathtub reminds us that this is Banned Book Week, and you know, we probably need to fight censorship now more than ever.
Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors. You can follow Tengrain on the Twitters, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org (with For MBRU in the subject line).