"Inequality, whether political, economic, or social, violates our values as a nation." Equality needs protection. It will always be under attack by those who have more power. The free market will NOT enforce the protection of rights. It has to be told and constantly reminded by those we elect.
"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” - Abraham Lincoln
73% of America agrees. Overturn #CitizensUnited
There was a tradition of not allowing black and whites, and, actually, other interracial couples from marrying. It was a tradition. It got swept aside. Why is this tradition better?
There is a correct side of history.
A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.Ta-Nehisi Coates, "Michael Brown’s Unremarkable Humanity," The Atlantic. (via asuperfluousman)
The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth.
John Boehner, the highest ranking Republican, is from a gerrymandered safe district in Ohio.
Gerrymandering is the core of the GOP strategy.
"Both sides do it" is the weakest comment you can make while we are in a present-time gerrymandered House.
"It’s actually a bit worse than Mancuso suggests. The arms race between police departments and lawbreakers created an atmosphere of spectacularly lethal violence (even as violent crime rates actually went down) that made it easy for the gun lobby and its paymasters to argue that every single citizen needed to become his or her own police force, as heavily armed as the cops and robbers. ‘Army of One’ indeed. So we aren’t just witnessing the consequences of the ‘militarization of the police.’ It’s the militarization of America, which happens when you deliberately destroy the state monopoly on means of lethal violence…. [This is an] angle that libertarian folk like Rand Paul do not want to pursue: cops bulking up with military hardware as part of an arms race created by Second Amendment absolutism.” - Ed Kilgore
The NRA up-armed Americans. The result is that our police forces, in order to not be out-gunned, have uber-up-armed themselves.
The police decry the militarization of criminals, but we don’t see police officers and sheriff deputies marching to Washington to demand gun control legislation.
You can’t have it both ways.
This is precise horrible outcome you get when conservatives push their “ownership society”.