Shortly before midnight, a group of officers began moving through [Zuccotti...– Young Manhattanite via Gothamist. (via topherchris)
About 100 students signed in to oppose the bill, and a handful spoke out against...– After Voting For Tuition Hike, Arizona State Representative Tells Poor Students: ‘Welcome To Life’ | ThinkProgress
DRIVING: This is part of the sport of basketball, but resist the temptation to...– Asian American Journalists Association releases guidelines on Jeremy Lin media coverage
(via Clinton | The American Experience | PBS Video)
This is justice. What we have here are chickens coming home to roost. It’s...– Arizona Debate: Conservative Chickens Come Home to Roost | Matt Taibbi
Maryland gay marriage: Republican explains vote... →
In an effort to get the bill to the House floor, a special joint committee was formed and legislators were left scrambling for seats. Kach, who had previously backed attempts to define marriage as between one man and one woman, found a space right next to the witness table. “I saw with so many of the gay couples, they were so devoted to another. I saw so much love,” he said....
My job description as I have defined it is to save Western civilization.– Newt Gingrich in a 1979 address to his congressional staff, via The Washington Post’s recent review of thousands of documents, spanning nearly three decades, that detail the politician’s career. (via officialssay)
Corporations Don’t Need a Tax Cut, So Why Is Obama... →
kateoplis: “The Obama administration is proposing to lower corporate taxes from the current 35 percent to 28 percent for most companies and to 25 percent for manufacturers. The move is supposed to be “revenue neutral” – meaning the Administration is also proposing to close assorted corporate tax loopholes to offset the lost revenues. One such loophole allows corporations to park their earnings...
BBC transcript to be used in wake of nuclear... →
kateoplis: This is the Wartime Broadcasting Service. This country has been attacked with nuclear weapons. Communications have been severely disrupted, and the number of casualties and the extent of the damage are not yet known. We shall bring you further information as soon as possible. Meanwhile, stay tuned to this wavelength, stay calm and stay in your own homes. Remember there is nothing...
The number of oil drilling rigs in the U.S. hit a record last week, having...– GAS PRICES FACT: Domestic Oil Production Has Soared Under President Obama
Yemen holds 1-candidate presidential vote Tuesday... →
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4 presidents' quotes for President's Day
think-progress: “There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve alone” - LBJ “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” — JFK “The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women” — Barack Obama “We demand that big business give the people a square deal” — Teddy Roosevelt
(via The Interrupters | FRONTLINE | PBS)