During my freshman year of college, a psychology professor devised an exercise...
5 Reasons The House GOP Is To Blame →
Reblogged from timzimm, this is harder to read than Krugman’s, but a little more detailed.
The Tea Party is a wild card. Everybody is really afraid of what they might do.– Rush Limbaugh
Nothing can be done to bring Mr Breivik’s victims back to life. The most...– Will Wilkinson, Plush and unusual punishment (via ilyagerner)
Facebook users may now display that they have an “Expected: Child” within the...– http://www.insidefacebook.com/
Guns Not Butter (4.12)
CJ: Are you talking through the whole vote?
Danny: You're going to lose this one 60-40.
Danny: Did I ruin the end?
CJ: Could you even have thismuch sensitivity?
Danny: Cause you blew it.
CJ: The Senate blew it.
Danny: You did.
CJ: We did everything but pass a hat!
Danny: Nobody wants to put money in a hat in Botswana when you got hats that need filling here. You can't make this about charity, it's about self-interest. We cut farm assistance in Colombia - every single crop we developed was replaced with cocaine. We cut aid for primary education in northwest Pakistan and Egypt - the kids went to madrassas. Why weren't you making a case that Republican senators are bad on drugs, and bad on national security? Why are Democrats always so bumfuzzled?
Thesis Survey →
Hi guys- I’m doing some preliminary work for my senior thesis, and if you’ve got five minutes to take this survey for me (it’s only 10 questions about how politicians use Facebook and Twitter) it would be a great help!
Check it out: One of Mitt Romney's picks for VP →
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding...– Sandi Toksvig (via thatswhatshesaidquotes)
sarah lawrence girls.: Save the Sarah Lawrence... →
sarahlawrencegirls: The Official Petition to Retain the Sarah Lawrence College Course Catalogue for 2011-2012 and Beyond “Remember, if you will, move-in day your first year. (If you can’t remember, go dig out your student ID, look at your grinning, baby-faced self on it, and then return to reading.) Remember,…
Fun Fact: Voter fraud much more often takes the... →
Why Paul Krugman Rocks My World →
I promised a post on Tania’s story so here it is. Most references about her are from sources dealing with other people, but there are four books written about her that are regarded as the “cannon” of work about her (to steal a word from fiction writing.) I’ll go into detail about what each book says in later posts. Each of the books disagrees with the others on...
ColoPols on Norway →
One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate...– Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, giving his take on the Winklevoss twins. As dramatized in the film the “Social Network,” the well-heeled, well-connected twins once asked Summers—who was president of Harvard at the time—to intervene in their dispute with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. ...
reine de la saleté: Yesterday, a lot of people... →
mickeyalice: Not just in Oslo. Not just in Amy Winehouse’s flat. Life is just that… life. It ends with death. Yesterday, someone lost their grandparent. Someone lost their spouse. Someone drowned, someone had a miscarriage, and someone lost a battle to cancer. Just because these lives lost weren’t widely…
Bartlet: The true measure of a people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive... The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They're our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless.
The world really likes us, don’t they?” “The...– The (London) Sunday Times editorial, “WASHINGTON PLAYS POKER WITH WORLD ECONOMY”
sarah lawrence girls.: marshall field ghost story →
sarahlawrencegirls: From Leah Mahony, SLC class of 2008: here’s a ghost story from our first semester. we were in marshall field one evening with a friend who was the monitor. everything was normal upstairs since she had last checked; no one had gone up or down. we went up the stairs and the painting that… Okay, just saying, we all know how to rotate an image. You can’t even...
How far we've come... and how far we have to go
A few days ago was my 21st birthday. I received a number of wonderful gifts from a number of wonderful people, but one of the most unexpected came from a co-worker and flatmate of mine, who I believe found it in a flea market in manhattan somewhere. It is a thin little paperback volume- thinner than a copy of Teen Vogue- held together by two staples with the uber-creative title Political Facts. ...
"a dangerous choice, because presidents are not... →
Darren Criss to Replace Dan Radcliff in How... →
My peeve: the word “suspenders” means “garters” in the UK. Awkward.
Commonweal: cut the Tea Party's strings →
vexsymbol: The Tea Party lives in an intellectual bubble where the answers to every problem lie in books by F. A. Hayek, Glenn Beck, or Ayn Rand. Rand’s antigovernment writings, regarded by her followers as modern-day scripture — Rand, an atheist, would have bridled at that comparison — are particularly instructive. When the hero of Rand’s breakthrough novel The Fountainhead doesn’t get what...
tumblrbot asked: WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?
Baby Steps →
Remember that West Wing quote from ten seconds ago? Take a look at this bit of breaking news from Roll Call, which made me think of it. This is how feminists in politics measure progress: one bathroom at a time.
From Bartlet's Third State of the Union
Sam: Where'd you get the bathrobe?
CJ: The gym.
Sam: There are bathrobes at the gym?
CJ: In the women's locker room.
Sam: But not the men's.
Sam: Now, that's outrageous. There's a thousand men working here and 50 women.
CJ: Yeah, and it's the bathrobes that are outrageous
In which I explain...
“Tania Bunke” is, as you might expect on tumblr, a nom de plume. In fact, it is doubly so: I borrowed the name from someone else, who also used it to conceal her identity. Nor am I the first person to borrow this particular pseudonym for myself. Remember this girl? Yeah, she went by Tania too. The original was Tamera Bunke Bider, a young woman who’s mother guarded...