God is not on the side of Dutch-speaking people versus those who do not speak...– Nicholas Wolterstorff (via azspot)
The US government can listen to my phone calls and read my emails, detain me...– Preston Martin (via bostonreview)
I was stopped and questioned seven times by University police on my way into the...– Neil deGrasse Tyson, on racism at the University of Texas, Austin (via sheikhmaat)
Police Unleash Attack Dogs, Suspend Students for... →
A group of enterprising public school students in Maryland tried to stage a basic protest over poor conditions, including 40-person classes, bad food, and poor treatment of both teachers and students. In response, police brought attack dogs to the school and a number of students were suspended for what they call “thought crimes.” Thought crimes? This really is slowly turning into...
It’s in your best friend’s basement. It’s in your head.– But, Is It Punk?
Judging from the candidates’ tax proposals, they seem to believe that the most...– Bruce Bartlett, explaining why the GOP should stop invoking Reaganomics. (via wisconsinforward)
Squashed: Will you help me crash a switchboard? →
For all of you occupiers who need another thing to do. Let’s remind them of who owns them now. squashed: This one is important. I’d like to spread the word on this particular issue as widely and as quickly as possible. Reblogs are hugely appreciated. This is something where we can change something with a bit of advocacy. The Short Version As a U.S. citizen you are now a majority...
Capitalism is fundamentally invested in notions of scarcity, encouraging people...– Dean Spade, For Lovers and Fighters i’m sure i’ve reblogged this already but someone asked me a question about opening up a monogamous relationship today so here you go (via a-bayani) my thoughts exactly, especially the part about other relationships not being measured on the same scale as...
Why Republicans Aren’t Mentioning the Real Cause... →
But the rise in gas prices has almost nothing to do with energy policy. It has everything to do with America’s continuing failure to adequately regulate Wall Street. But don’t hold your breath waiting for Republicans to tell the truth. As I’ve noted before, oil supplies aren’t being squeezed. Over 80 percent of America’s energy needs are now being satisfied by domestic supplies. In fact, we’re...
Republicans have morality upside down. Santorum, Gingrich, and even Romney are...– Robert Reich (via azspot)
Christie: No Regret for Calling War Vet an 'Idiot' →
This is what I hate about our current political discourse. Everyone is quick to jump down the other’s throat, call the other an idiot simply for disagreeing with their views, rather than letting them say their fill, and the having a civil discussion regarding their opposing points of view. joshsternberg: There are many things wrong with happened last week when NJ’s governor called an Iraq...
Robert Reich: Why We Need a Surtax on the Super... →
robertreich: Let Santorum and Romney duke it out for who will cut taxes on the wealthy the most and shred the public services everyone else depends on. The rest of us ought to be having a serious discussion about a wealth tax. Because if you really want to know what’s happening to the American economy you…
Women and Children reportedly clubbed, stabbed to... →
theatlantic: The fighting in Syria has taken an especially brutal turn as some 47 people, all women and children, have been reported killed in a massacre in the opposition stronghold of Homs, just as the U.N. envoy Kofi Annan said negotiations were on the “right track” to stop the slaughter. The bodies showed signs of incredible brutality, and both sides are blaming the other for the...
Corporate profits are up but the money isn’t flowing to American workers. The...– Robert Reich (via azspot)
So whenever you hear Republicans say that they are the party of traditional...– Paul Krugman (via azspot)
Selchie Productions: Now that we're all being... →
selchieproductions: In Ethiopia, the Gibe III Dam is a proposed, gigantic hydroelectric dam that will flood the Lower Omo Valley area and displace thousands of indigenous groups, while destroying several unique cultures. This dam is funded by European companies and the Ethiopian government as well. Read more…
Those Boring Politics: Instead of Invisible... →
thoseboringpolitics: If you need refreshers on why Invisible Children is the wrong organization to choose, refer to the real history about the region, who IC associates with, what the consequences of military intervention would be, and its overall poor ratings from multiple accountability-agencies.