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The Dred Scott decision had to be repealed, we have to repeal Citizens United.
— Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) comparing campaign finance decision to high court’s 1857 ruling backing slavery.  (via officialssay)
supernaturallady:

a rousing round of applause for this….thank you!

supernaturallady:

a rousing round of applause for this….thank you!

(Source: reflectinglights, via wheresoulsdance)

OOPS: Armed school guard leaves gun in student bathroom

(Source: think-progress)

newyorker:

Cartoon by Frank Cotham. For more: http://nyr.kr/Wjr7Xp

newyorker:

Cartoon by Frank Cotham. For more: http://nyr.kr/Wjr7Xp

[asked of Romney, regarding FEMA:] "Gov., you've been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question?"

(Source: thesmithian)

I can’t.

I can’t.

(Source: gifwich, via cracked)

I cant.
thedailywhat:

#horsesandbayonets of the Day

I cant.

thedailywhat:

#horsesandbayonets of the Day

(via newsweek)

The Smithian: 'Where but America?'

Where else could a man whose ancestors lived in Mexico and who spent two years of his youth as a Mormon missionary in France, and who is now a mega-millionaire with Swiss bank accounts and tax shelters in the Cayman Islands, and whose company has outsourced jobs to nations all over the…

newyorker:

After his performance last week, supporters of President Obama, watching Gillard cut through the disingenuousness and feigned moral outrage of her opponent to call him out for his own personal prejudice, hypocrisy, and aversion to facts, might be wishing their man would take a lesson from Australia.

Amelia Lester on Autsralian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech, and what President Obama could learn from it: http://nyr.kr/SQ8VNb

politicsm

motherjones:

If Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) tackled “legitimate shootings.”
(via)

motherjones:

If Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) tackled “legitimate shootings.”

(via)

think-progress:

Ohio’s new tactic in restricting voters: 
Early voting stations Ohio’s heavily Democratic counties will be open shorter hours, while Republican counties are expanding voting hours. 

think-progress:

Ohio’s new tactic in restricting voters:

Early voting stations Ohio’s heavily Democratic counties will be open shorter hours, while Republican counties are expanding voting hours. 

imwithkanye:

I guess it’s time to bring this back: heygirlitspaulryan.

imwithkanye:

I guess it’s time to bring this back: heygirlitspaulryan.

Nothing is more deceptive or more dangerous than the pretence of a desire to simplify government. The simplest governments are despotisms…

Daniel Webster.

more.

(via thesmithian)

There are two Americas: one for which the “technical and legal” requirements can be a prison, and one for which they are merely noise.
— Amy Davidson on the problem with Romney’s “technical and legal” Bain defense: http://nyr.kr/Q3eVYa (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

HUH? “If you’re regulating vaginas, I don’t know how we’re supposed to not talk about them.”
think-progress:

This woman spoke out and was silenced.

HUH? “If you’re regulating vaginas, I don’t know how we’re supposed to not talk about them.

think-progress:

This woman spoke out and was silenced.