In Defense of Chris Hayes - The Atlantic →
There’s no getting around it. The people who demagogued and egregiously misrepresented Hayes caused far more upset to military families than his actual remarks, especially in context, ever could. Yet no one is outraged by their behavior, or calling on them to apologize. Why is that? Their larger transgression is contributing to a political culture where most participants shy away from...
YOU CAN’T HIDE IN GRAD SCHOOL FOREVER!– Me, to all my misguided peers
Native Americans Struggle With High Rate of Rape -... →
A Senate version, passed with broad bipartisan support, would grant new powers to tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians suspected of sexually assaulting their Indian spouses or domestic partners. But House Republicans, and some Senate Republicans, oppose the provision as a dangerous expansion of the tribal courts’ authority, and it was excluded from the version that the House passed last...
1976 Chowchilla kidnapping - Wikipedia, the free... →
Okay, clearly I’m listening to public radio this afternoon as you could be too, but damn! This is the craziest story.
Why Israeli Settlers Shot an Unarmed Palestinian -... →
#ayyoisrael, what’s up with your society?
White House visitor logs show lobbying going... →
Acting on a pledge to make government more transparent, Obama released the visitor logs, although he did so to settle a lawsuit seeking the records. The administration publishes the information monthly, with a three-month delay, so the latest information is from January. The lack of a list from previous administrations makes it impossible to know whether paid advocates have more or less access...
I threw a barbecue when Reagan died. Straight the fuck up—a Reagan’s Dead...– Killer Mike - Village Voice
Current Openings | Chicago Public Media →
Hey! Wanna be cool and do cool things while hanging out with cool people? Then apply to work at my work zone!
Violence Against Women Act passes in House, but... →
BUT WHO WILL THINK OF THE MEN?! WHO?!
Thank goddess for cocoa butter lotion
I’m (expletive deleted) starving.– Celebrity chef Mario Batali • Discussing the diet he’s currently on — he’s eating like he’s on food stamps (an average of $1.48 per meal, or $31 per week) in protest of potential cuts to the federal food stamps program.
And the Washington Post is also responsible for... →
Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall... →
BTW, the Washington Post also broke the story about Rick Perry’s ranch in January.
People say, ‘Oh, Mr. Sendak. I wish I were in touch with my childhood self, like...– Maurice Sendak, on what childhood means. (via theatlantic) RIP, you crank!
Dudes Act Like A Lady: 'Call Me Maybe' Takes Over... →
“A surprising number of “Call Me Maybe” parodies feature guys who mostly read straight (in the sexual and more broadly cultural sense of the word) getting in touch with their inner femininity, and even queerness, by falling in love with Jepsen’s song.”
Wife: Army captain 'knocked forward' while on... →
A U.S. Army captain in Afghanistan did not indicate any unease when he suddenly fell forward while on a video chat with his wife, who then spotted what appeared to be a bullet hole in a closet behind him, the wife said Sunday. Susan Orellana-Clark’s husband, Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, died last week while serving in Tarin Kowt, about 85 miles (140 kilometers) north of Kandahar. His...
Wu-Tang Name Generator →
morningamp: Apparently The Morning AMp becomes “Shriekin’ Assassin” when we enter the 36 Chambers. Tell us what yours is and tune in at 9:30 tomorrow when we take a class in Wu-Tang 101: Mystery of the Illest Rap Group Ever. Mad Desperado, what what.
An Old World Soul Meets Modernity in Portland,... →
I need more tailless wharf cats with open sores, shirtless cigarette smoking teenagers on skateboards, and New England Bar Sluts, you know who you ah.
Jean-Joseph Kalonji, 61, and his 57-year-old wife, Angelica, following their...– Newton County neighbors charged after home buyers’ arrests | ajc.com (via morningamp)
Punishing the Perps: Sex Trafficking in Chicago /... →
“While firm numbers are difficult to grasp given the underground nature of the trade, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless estimates that more than 6,000 at-risk children are trafficked each year in Cook County; in metropolitan Chicago, an estimated 16,000 to 25,000 women and girls are involved in the commercial sex trade annually. One third of those girls enter prostitution at age 15, and...
I believe very strongly that people on the left are too prone to do things that...– In Conversation: Barney Frank