Conservative consistent lack of logic.

Conservative consistent lack of logic.

recall-all-republicans:

Just another chapter in the Republican War on Women.

recall-all-republicans:

Just another chapter in the Republican War on Women.

(via anothernerdfighterinthetardis)

Conservative Court’s McCutcheon Decision Makes Generations Of Illegal Activities Legal

Norm Ornstein: “Thanks to McCutcheon, only quid pro quo corruption is sufficient to trigger any restrictions on campaign contributions—meaning, direct bribery of the Abscam or American Hustle variety, presumably captured on videotape for the world to see. The appearance of corruption? Forget about it. Restrictions on elected officials soliciting big money? Forget about them, too.”

"To anyone who has actually been around the lawmaking process or the political process more generally, this is mind-boggling. It makes legal what has for generations been illegal or at least immoral. It returns lawmaking to the kind of favor-trading bazaar that was common in the Gilded Age."

Legislating from the bench, activism in its purest form. 100% conservative, 100% hypocritical of their rhetoric.

adeyami:

Go postal union

adeyami:

Go postal union

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

States that embraced Obamacare — which presumably were more committed to public health in the first place — had lower uninsurance rates to start with and saw bigger declines. The states that resisted were the ones with the biggest uninsurance problems to start with and saw only token declines [in the number of people without health insurance]. In fact, the decline in states that embraced Obamacare was more than triple that in the other states, 2.8 percent vs. 0.8 percent.

In Red States, the Uninsured Are Up the Creek (via smdxn)

One way or another, a state is paying for health care. Either through expanded coverage, or through emergency room visits. 

It comes down to giving citizens peace of mind, reducing anxiety and mental stress. Red States that refuse Obamacare are refusing to admit the experience of good health is a positive. They see good health through a “winners and losers” mindset. Losers always keep losing, thus the villain is established in their GOP narrative.

In other words: Political money and hence influence at the top levels is disproportionately white, male, and with almost no social context that includes significant numbers of African Americans and other people of color.

This is why money isn’t speech. Freedom of speech as a functional element in democratic life assumes that such freedom can be meaningfully deployed. But the unleashing of yet more money into politics allows a very limited class of people to drown out the money “speech” of everyone else—but especially those with a deep, overwhelmingly well documented history of being denied voice and presence in American political life.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, on John Roberts and the color of money. (via theatlantic)

(via odinsblog)

azspot:

Steve Sack: Tortured Artist

The architect of torture Dick Cheney has taken up painting like his puppet boss, George W. Bush.

azspot:

Steve Sack: Tortured Artist

The architect of torture Dick Cheney has taken up painting like his puppet boss, George W. Bush.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

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