Truth: The IRS and the Real Scandal →
robertreich: “This systematic abuse cannot be fixed with just one resignation, or two,” said David Camp, the Republican chairman of the House tax-writing committee, at an oversight hearing Friday morning dealing with the IRS. “This is not a personnel problem. This is a problem of the…
We know that the press corps spent most of the last week chasing a story based...– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (via kileyrae)
“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?” “No,” the guard said, “you’re...– Assata (via michellehuxtable) I tell my students this every single semester. (via notesofanativesister)
To be clear, I do not have a problem with increased protection or security....– I’m a Scholar, Not a Criminal: The Plight of Black Students at USC (via ikenbot)
jessica valenti: Elizabeth Smart and Abstinence... →
jessicavalenti: If anyone is still holding on to the idea that abstinence only education isn’t all that bad, check out this quote from kidnapping and rape victim Elizabeth Smart: Smart said she “felt so dirty and so filthy” after she was raped by her captor, and she understands why someone wouldn’t run…
For the past two to three years, the only way we can get anything done is if...– Obama’s ‘Permission Structure’ And His Last, Best Chance For A Budget ‘Grand Bargain’ (via kileyrae)
This does not sound like the kind of thing that’s going to make everyone realize...– — Chris Hayes on the “Decision Points Theater” at the Bush library (via janf)
Seriously, if we believe a 14 year old is too immature to know how to take a...– “Hey, FDA: Drop the Plan B Age Restriction,” my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
Robert Reich: A Story for May Day: The Fed, Apple,... →
robertreich: The Fed’s policy of keeping interest rates near zero is another form of trickle-down economics. For evidence, look no further than Apple’s decision to borrow a whopping $17 billion and turn it over to its investors in the form of dividends and stock buy-backs. Apple is already sitting on…
There are a number of disturbing aspects to this entire situation. The first...– The Laramie Boomerang editorial staff in today’s edition calling out the larger issue of rape culture allowing pages like UW Crushes to thrive. (via cognitivedissonance)
In effect, what Democrats said Friday was that in any case where the political...– Ezra Klein, per Ta-Nehisi Coates (via politicalprof)
Why Exactly Is a National Gun Registry A Bad... →
politicalgarbagechute: Is a national gun registry really the Boogeyman that the right wants us to believe it is? “What about the Constitution you say? “Shall not be infringed!” you say. But a simple roster of who owns a gun, and what kind of gun they own does not in any way impede someone from purchasing a gun. All it does is ask that if you feel the need to exercise that right, that you also...
PA City Punishes Domestic Violence Victims Who... →
Last year in Norristown, Pa., Lakisha Briggs’ boyfriend physically assaulted her, and the police arrested him. But in a cruel turn of events, a police officer then told Ms. Briggs, “You are on three strikes. We’re gonna have your landlord evict you.” Yes, that’s right. The police threatened Ms. Briggs with eviction because she had received their assistance for domestic violence. Under...
Boston. Fucking horrible. I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was,...– Comedian Patton Oswalt responding to today’s bombings in Boston “The good outnumber you, and we always will.” Indeed. (via cognitivedissonance)
8-year-old follows Tenn. lawmaker around Capitol... →
cognitivedissonance: missgingerlee: adjusting-ladders: lagertha-lodbrok: alexandraerin: invisiblelad: socialismartnature: A Tennessee lawmaker has relented and agreed to drop his bill linking academic performance to the family’s welfare benefits after an 8-year-old girl shamed him by following him around the state Capitol. On his way to vote on Thursday, state Sen. Stacey...
Anonymous engaged #OpJustice4Rataeh this morning in response to the suicide of...– Anonymous, in a statement responding to the suicide of seventeen-year-old Retaeh Parsons of Nova Scotia, Canada. She was allegedly gang-raped by four boys, one of whom is known to have photographed the attack. The facts of the case bear a chilling resemblance to Steubenville, Ohio police’s own blind...
In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal cliff or the Euro crisis. They’ll...– http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-fossil-fuel-resistance-20130411/+1 (via greenpeace)
There’s been a lot of exaggerated, inflammatory rhetoric about gun control...– John Fugelsang on Hitler, gun control, and right-wing lies (via current)
The male birth control shot is cheap, effective, and administered in a...– Peggy Korpela, Male Birth Control: Easy, Effective, Available, and Totally Unheard Of (Feminspire.com)
All through school we hear the slogan ‘No Child Left Behind.’ And now,...– Kentucky parents react to the news that their kids’ Head Start programs will end a month early due to sequestration. (via motherjones)
Deconstructing the Diabolical Anti-Abortion... →
Very well written article!
How Would Today’s Republicans Treat Jesus? →
I think about these kind of things more often than I like.