4. President Obama appointed Catherine Lhamon, the assistant secretary of education for civil rights, and attorney Debo Adegbile to the bipartisan US Commission on Civil Rights last week. The Human Rights Campaign praised the appointments, with HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow saying both “dedicated their careers to defending and strengthening our civil rights laws.”
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: The pros and cons of Christmas, according to comedian Zach Noe Towers. Pro: festive attire; Con: festive attire tends to cover up more skin because, well, it’s cold outside.