Those who would give up essential liberty for personal security deserve neither...– Ben Franklin (via xthread)
The world should beware. Unless we break the ugly trends of big money in...– Jeffrey Sachs, professor of economics/director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He’s also a special adviser to United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals more, here (via thesmithian)
Axelrod Says Plouffe to Replace Him at White House... →
apsies: President Obama’s top adviser, David Axelrod, will likely be replaced by campaign strategist David Plouffe when he leaves the White House early next year. Axelrod tells National Journal that he still plans on leaving Washington in the spring to head back to Chicago to work on the president’s reelection campaign, and he expects Plouffe — who was a key member of Obama’s presidential...
If a black Republican president had come in, helped turn around the banking and...– Andrew Sullivan (via technipol)
It’s not just about abortion; it’s about the next twenty years. In the 20s and...– Sam Seaborn, The West Wing — Episode 109 (via becool-sodapop)
Five Myths About George W. Bush →
I voted Democrat and all I got was ... →
thecranium: Women’s suffrage (constitutional amendment) - 1920 Securities and Exchange act - 1934 Federal Home Loan Administrations - 1934 Social Security Act - 1935 Rural Electrification Act - 1936 40-hr week - 1938 Minimum wage - 1938 Overtime pay - 1938 Federal Unemployment Compensation Act - 1939 GI Bill - 1944 School Lunch program - 1946 Marshall Plan (postwar reconstruction of...
The strongest bulwark of the capitalist system is the ignorance of its victims.– Adolf Fischer (via revolutionnow)
A narrow mandate and a big headache →
Numbers tell a story. Especially over time. They compel us to focus on results — success and failure. Over the short term, maybe a few years, numbers can be manipulated or give false signals. But not over decades, and not over a generation. The numbers over the past 30 years are not refutable. When it comes to creating jobs and managing the nation’s finances, Democratic presidents demonstrate...
If the Midwesterners ran half of their short-distance errands by bike rather...– The secret to a long, healthy life? Bike to the store, says new study. (via curiositycounts)
When you’ve been around a long time, I’ll have you know, when everyone’s...– Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, a Republican, rallying the party faithful last night. (via officialssay)
The harder I work, the luckier I get.– MWM (via secondsminuteshours)
This year, fewer than 40% of voting age Americans will actually vote. A...– Seth Godin (via peterbaker) i mean, now you can go and wait with your iphone. no difference of what we do all day anyway and you do your tiny little part of trying to make the country better for you (and your kids and your husbands too)
I REMEMBER who was in charge when...
nickoftime: - 9/11 happened - New Orleans went under water - Two poorly planned and executed wars made us an international embarrassment - Two poorly planned wars that cost us 7,000 lives - Two poorly planned wars that cost 120,000 civilian lives - 4 million poor children lost their healthcare - Record deficits came after record surpluses - Science halted - “Free” bank bailouts - Millions of...
Politics is a lot like sex. You don’t have to be good at it to enjoy it.– Dick Gregory (via brooklynmutt)
McCain is in Nevada bashing Harry Reid for living in his “penthouse” in...– Josh Marshall (via ericmortensen)