Here’s what’s on our radar today:
• Judith Butler on the problems with the phrase “all lives matter”: “If we jump too quickly to the universal formulation, ‘all lives matter,’ then we miss the fact that black people have not yet been included in the idea of ‘all lives.’” [New York Times]
• Science is getting closer to creating an embryo from two eggs, but first the world needs to be ready for it. [Autostraddle]
• A look at how tech companies are helping Native Americans preserve languages that are in danger of dying out. [Indian Country Today Media Network]
• Surely nothing will go wrong once climate change denier Ted Cruz oversees NASA later this month… right? [Slate]
• Republican Mitt Romney plans to make poverty a central issue the 2016 presidential race, if he runs. Yes, that Mitt Romney—the one who famously told a group of private donors during the 2012 national election that he is not concerned with the 47 percent who believe they are “entitled” to health care, food, and housing. [Politico, Mother Jones]
• In Berlin, German chancellor Angela Merkel joins a Muslim community rally to promote tolerance. [The Guardian]
• Following the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, people in Ireland are reconsidering overturning the country’s blasphemy law.
• In entertainment news, check out this rundown of Showtime’s all-female panel on sexuality on TV. [Deadline]
• Want something random and adorable to end your day? Watch this video of a black lab riding public transit alone to the dog park. [Komo News]
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!