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In every modern society, the people who hold the levers of state power control the deployment of vast riches; every decision about a change in the tax code or the issuance of oil drilling licenses is worth billions to someone.
Neil Irwin speaks the obvious but eloquent truth for The New York Times Upshot blog.  (via brooklynmutt)

(Source: carlfranzen, via brooklynmutt)

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Helen Thomas - First Female Member of the White House Press Corps 
Veteran journalist Helen Thomas served in the White House press corps under ten presidents, and became the first female member of the group during President Kennedy’s administration. An advocate for women’s rights, Thomas convinced President Kennedy not to attend annual dinners for White House correspondents and photographers if women were not invited.
Pictured: President Kennedy speaks with Thomas in the Rose Garden, April 1963. 
-from the JFK Library 

ourpresidents:

Helen Thomas - First Female Member of the White House Press Corps

Veteran journalist Helen Thomas served in the White House press corps under ten presidents, and became the first female member of the group during President Kennedy’s administration. An advocate for women’s rights, Thomas convinced President Kennedy not to attend annual dinners for White House correspondents and photographers if women were not invited.

Pictured: President Kennedy speaks with Thomas in the Rose Garden, April 1963. 

-from the JFK Library 

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Black or white, man or woman, urban, rural, rich, poor, Native American, disabled, gay, straight, Republican or Democrat. Voters who want to vote should be able to vote. Period. Full stop.
Barack Obama, talking in NYC today about voter suppression.  (via mar-see-ah)

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It’s absurd to think that the only possible form of oppression comes from government, but a billionaire born to a millionaire would likely think that. He’s [Charles Koch] never had to work for anyone. He’s never been subjected to the tyranny of the workplace or the shackles of poverty. That experience tends to give you a different perspective on what “freedom” actually means.
Hullabaloo (via azspot)

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Parents Protest State Testing | WKBW News 7: News, Sports, Weather | Buffalo, NY | News

Every parent and teacher should be concerned. My wife who is a teacher glanced at some of the materials and she was beside herself as to how hard it was. The test, given for third graders, was based on materials that were at a 5th grade level. The reading passages were not at all engaging and the questions were ambiguous.

She stated “it feels like they want them to fail”..

Little does she fully understand the fact that .. YES.. they do want the kids to fail. 

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Idiots Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave

This is a great rebuttal to the NY Sports radio folks who have been criticizing NY Mets second-baseman, Daniel Murphy, who took 3 days off from the Baseball season to be with his pregnant wife.  

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