It's not all bad news. Some of it even comes with a choreographed dance number:
The Philippines is going to allow a gay political party to participate in elections. Huzzah!
A shocking number of kids are being paddled in American schools, and an equally surprising proportion of them are disabled.
Oklahoma takes away the rights of women, including rape and incest victims, to get an abortion without watching an ultrasound, as well as their rights to information about birth defects from their doctors.
Some US troops made what might end up being the greatest thing to come out of the war in Afghanistan. The video is a close contender to the University of Oregon's a capella number in the beefy-dudes-do-Lady-Gaga contest. If I said I didn't start getting goosebumps 1:27 into that latter one, I'd be lying.