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questionall:

Something isn’t right here… Along with eliminating health benefits for part-time employees, Walmart is also increasing health insurance premiums for its entire workforce next year.

questionall:

Something isn’t right here… Along with eliminating health benefits for part-time employees, Walmart is also increasing health insurance premiums for its entire workforce next year.

(via recall-all-republicans)

durkin62:

We still haven’t even gotten past the 19th century yet around here. 

durkin62:

We still haven’t even gotten past the 19th century yet around here. 

(Source: cartoonpolitics, via russalex)

Senator Kennedy photographed by Yale Joel, 1959.

(Source: jfk-and-jackie, via america-runs-on-kennedy)

whitehouse:

Here’s what you need to know about Ebola, and what we’re doing to respond.

whitehouse:

Here’s what you need to know about Ebola, and what we’re doing to respond.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

nprfreshair:

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.

Today he spoke to us about justice in the 21st century:

"The new statistic from the Justice [Department] is really disheartening: The Justice Department is now reporting that one in three black male babies born in the 21st century is expected to go to jail or prison. The statistic for Latino boys is one in six. That statistic was not true in the 20th century. It was not true in the 19th century. It didn’t become true until the 21st century. That means we have enormous work to do to improve our commitment to society that is not haunted and undermined and corrupted by our legacy of racial inequality.”

One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian

(via liberalsarecool)

numbuh214:

dancingloki:

tamorapierce:

In which Natalie Dormer speaks the truth : “Even if the woman is not actually saying no out-loud. You know, I think it’s there. Absence of consent. If the guy isn’t sure, he should find out.

They know.  They just don’t care.

Also: the idea that absence of a no is considered a yes

that consent is assumed until directly denied, that sexual access to someone’s body is the default assumption and you don’t have to ask for a yes as long as she’s not actively saying no

troublesome

I am a man myself, and I am frankly disgusted by how true that is.

(Source: tibettefan4eva)

panicrobot:

This man was our president for EIGHT YEARS. We are never gonna live this down

(via mo-mtn-girl)

liberalsarecool:

Campus Safety and Accountability Act up for a vote soon. Obama and Democrats are on the correct side of history.

liberalsarecool:

Campus Safety and Accountability Act up for a vote soon. Obama and Democrats are on the correct side of history.

(via little-red-lioness)