Jamelle Bouie & Patrick Caldwell: Patty Murray in... →
journosofcolor: The American Prospect || May 21, 2013 How the senator from Washington quietly became one of Capitol Hill’s most influential players.
Change also happens when gay people are bold enough to stand up to prejudice, to...– “Queers Fight Back,” The American Prospect (via gabrielarana)
"Alberta’s had an average of two crude oil spills... →
The forever and ever and ever war
Those figures don’t include the Iraq War, despite the Bush administration’s declaration that Iraq was part of the Global War on Terror (GWOT), nor do they include anti-terrorism spending by the CIA, whose budget is secret. And along with all those billions spent, we created a gigantic surveillance apparatus, memorably described in Dana Priest and William Arkin’s 2010...
There’s nothing “baffling” about the military's...
The same month the GAO’s follow-up report was released, in February 2005, Army Spec. Jeffrey Henthorn, a young father and third-generation soldier, killed himself in Balad, Iraq. The M-16 he used was so powerful that “fragments of his skull pierced the barracks ceiling.” According to the Hartford Courant, which featured Henthorn’s story in a series called “Mentally Unfit to...
Aaron Park, a 29-year-old Portlander who describes himself as a “full-time...– People in Portland, saying Portlandish things, being part-time bakers.
YOLO– The Virginia GOP, we assume. Nothing else explains the fact that E.W. Jackson—who once said Planned Parenthood is more evil than the KKK—is their Lieutenant Governor nominee.
Keep in mind that the Republicans’ most serious charge revolves around the...– Republicans are boarding the impeachment train, and there may be no way to stop it. (via wilwheaton)
Unfortunately, though, I’ve learned to redefine what constitutes an...– David Dennis, on the Mothers’ Day shooting in New Orleans
5 Major Voting Fights You’ll Care About Come... →
States legislatures around the country are busy battling it out over laws that could tilt the balance of the next election.
I’m very ambitious. I’m very aggressive. But I do it in a really...– Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
This website maps every recurring joke on Arrested... →
comedynerdsunited: thebluthcompany: usnews: An interactive visualization of running jokes in Arrested Development. This is amazing. Thanks, internet. WE SO EXCITED.
My best and brightest students, I generally try to get them out of education. It...– Philip Kovacs, associate professor of education at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
The daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide is... →
motherjones: And not a peep in Congress. So gross.
Why We Still Need GLAAD →
gabrielarana: The swift advance of gay rights raises an existential question for the movement: Are we done once the most privileged among us get what we want?
Ask yourself: Do you oppose putting U.S. troops everywhere, all the time? If you...– Matt Duss
Gabriel Arana: Are Gay Guys Checking You Out in... →
As a gay man, I can assure you that we’re probably less likely to look at your junk than your fellow straight guys. Rather than engage in the typical bro-to-bro bravado at the gym—I’ve never witnessed towel-snapping fights so often portrayed in movies, but I have seen guys shout boisterously across the locker room, pat each other on the back, and comment on each other’s bodies (“dude, what’d you...
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I...– Jason Collins
My New Website!
gabrielarana: I spent the whole weekend revamping my website. In recognition of all my hard work, you should follow me by clicking below, and, if you would be so kind as to reblog, I’ll owe you a drink!
It is perhaps unreasonable to expect that such a major piece of legislation will...– The American Prospect (via gabrielarana)
In his statement on Tuesday, President Obama said that, “The American people...– Matt Duss, Torture Report
kateoplis: THE SAUDI MARATHON MAN | The New Yorker →
kateoplis: “A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment… A must read.
A History of Terrorism on U.S. Soil →
Since the invention of dynamite in 1867, ideological radicals on both the left and right have used the awful spectacle of explosives to draw attention to political causes, to protest policy, and to inspire fear. Although the means and methods of such attacks have changed dramatically, there have been few more jarring images of this country’s social and political upheaval than those left in the...
Five Lessons from the Gosnell Abortion-Clinic... →
The Gosnell case certainly represents a failure by the state of Pennsylvania to protect women. Enacting more regulations that make safe, pre-viability abortions more scarce would be precisely the wrong lesson to take from it, and would mean more Gosnells, not fewer. Making abortion safe, legal, and accessible for all women is more important than ever.
On Guns, "Better than Nothing" Doesn't Cut It →
Our government is designed to act slowly, and perfect compromises often leave a bitter taste of defeat in both parties’ mouths, but the thousands more who will die before the year is out don’t have time for Congress to surf the lowest common denominator.
And I bet you never saw a 105-year-old blonde before. I decided to be a blonde...– Alyce Dixon, who everyone wants to be when they grow up.