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What Do Black Cats Have To Do With Friday The 13th?

Becky Robinson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

It's time to move our cattitudes out of the dark ages and stop demonizing America's favorite pet. The simple truth is cats make the world a better place. So if you see a black cat on Friday the 13th (or any day) consider yourself lucky. After all, the only bad luck following cats is people's superstitions.

Keanu Lovers! The Life of a Kitten Ain't Easy

Becky Robinson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

Did you know that people are more likely to post a picture of a cat online than any other animal? And the average Buzzfeed cat video earns 9,000 views?

National Review Writer Says TNR Critique On Trump Is 'A Load Of Garbage'

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.23.2016 | Media

National Review's David French on Friday defended his magazine against criticism that it had indulged Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trum...

Chris Hughes And The Dangers Of Impact Investing

Fusion | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media

Chris Hughes, the Facebook co-founder who bought The New Republic for a reported $2.1 million in 2012, has now decided that he’s going to sell it. ...

Stooping to a New Low, PETA Plays the "War on the Poor" Card

Peter J. Wolf | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Peter J. Wolf

Opposition to A.2778 was shameful, even for PETA -- an organization whose better-off-dead philosophy drives their long-running opposition to TNR, just as it drives their demonization of pit bull terriers.

The cat and the app: How technology down under is killing cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

What did French actress Brigitte Bardot declare "barbaric" and British singer Morrissey call "idiocy"? It's the Australian government's plan to kill...

Should We TNR Dogs?

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

If a pound is going to kill community dogs, if rescuers are not going to find them homes, if robust transfer programs are not in place to get those dogs to a community where they could find homes, they, like the dogs in the Dominican Republic and cats in the U.S., should realize all the other benefits that would come of sterilization.

D.C.'s Department of Energy and Environment Ignores Public Outcry, Retains Plan to Target Outdoor Cats

Peter J. Wolf | Posted 12.07.2015 | DC
Peter J. Wolf

Despite opposition from more than 12,000 animal welfare advocates, Washington, D.C.'s Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) continues its witch-hunt against outdoor cats.

New Yorkers: Ask Governor Cuomo to Protect Community Cats

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.19.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Spayed and neutered cats make less noise, spray less, and have a reduced risk of getting cancer. And because spayed female cats don't go into heat, they attract fewer male cats to the area.

It's National Feral Cat Day, and Here's What You Need to KNow

Gregory Castle | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Gregory Castle

While we may have little to defend against a zombie apocalypse, when it comes to the plight of community cats - we know the answer, and we will continue to fight for their right to live.

Tiny Kitten With No Hind Legs Walks In Wee Wheelchair For First Time

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News

Cassidy is a teeny, formerly feral kitten with no back legs who just took his first steps in a bitty wheelchair made specially for him. It's a few sma...

Animal Lovers Unhappy With Proposal To Kill Outdoor Cats In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.04.2015 | Crime

It's been a good decade for outdoor cats in the nation's capital: veterinary care, community support. But now the local government is proposing to kil...

From Here to Eternity, Changing the Animal Control Universe for Community Cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

As New Horizons makes its final approach, it does so due to the corrective measures its advocates used to help it reach its target. Similarly, the insights, inspiration, and new information collected at the Best Friends National Conference will help advocates reach our target.

We've Come a Long Way, Baby -- Cat Protection Protocol 10 Years Post-Katrina

Becky Robinson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

In a city known for boisterous celebrations, there is new reason for optimism in New Orleans this week. More than 2,000 animal protection advocates have descended upon The Big Easy for the Humane Society of the United States' annual Animal Care Expo.

New Republic Editor Asks For Time Before Critics Declare Magazine Dead

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.06.2015 | Media

Hired in the wake of The New Republic's massive staff exodus late last year, the magazine's new senior editor Jamil Smith joined HuffPost Live on Frid...

The New Republic Confronts Its 'Perceived Legacy Of Racism'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media

An upcoming issue of The New Republic -- the magazine's first since a large number of its writers and editors resigned in December -- will grapple wit...

Michael Calderone

New Republic Editor Gabriel Snyder Promises Ambitious Journalism, More Diverse Voices

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.22.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Gabriel Snyder, who was tapped as editor-in-chief of The New Republic amid a recent staff exodus, wrote in his first editor's note that th...

Report: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Canceled Her 'New Republic' Subscription

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.13.2014 | Media

As if things weren't bad enough at The New Republic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has canceled her subscription, according to a report i...

DEBACLE: 'New Republic' Print Edition Goes Dark 'Til February

The New York Times | Posted 12.07.2014 | Media

The New Republic magazine said on Saturday that it would not publish its next issue, but would return to newsstands in February next year, after dozen...

Michael Calderone

The New Republic Celebrates Its Past At Centennial Gala As Staff Look Anxiously Toward Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- New Republic publisher Chris Hughes began his speech Wednesday night at the very beginning. In front of Washington’s political and med...

The Mainstream Standard of Community Cat Care Is Trap-Neuter-Return

Becky Robinson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

For decades, the standard practice for community cats -- also known as feral or outdoor cats -- was simply to round them up and kill them in shelters. This cruel policy failed to stabilize community cat populations. Trap-neuter-return has revolutionized community cat care by creating policies that protect cats -- who can then live out their lives without reproducing.

ABC Hypocrisy: The American Bird Conservancy Believes in Non-Lethal Wildlife Protection...But Only for Birds

Becky Robinson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

For decades, cats have been routinely rounded up and killed in shelters as fall guys for bird population declines. But the real reason bird populations are suffering is the same reason salmon populations are struggling: humans.

Michael Calderone

The New Republic Expands Policy Coverage Online With Q.E.D.

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New Republic will launch a domestic policy and politics vertical on Monday that Senior Editor Jonathan Cohn considers directly in lin...

Piketty Never Actually Read Marx's 'Das Kapital'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

French economist Thomas Piketty is distancing himself from Karl Marx, the 19th century economist many compare him to. In an interview with The New Rep...

Celebrating National Pet Week With Jake the Therapy Cat

Jen Reeder | Posted 07.05.2014 | Good News
Jen Reeder

In honor of National Pet Week, which celebrates the roles pets have in our lives, I thought I'd share one of my favorite underdog stories. It involves a cat (undercat?) named Jake, a rescued feline who now works as a therapy cat.