It’s often said that libertarianism is the philosophy of “I’ve got mine and f’...– Wendy Gittleson (via azspot)
Maybe I just don’t understand the Republican definition of freedom anymore. I...– Jesse Curtis (via azspot)
Well, capitalism does have a lot of strengths, including producing things that...– Joseph Stiglitz (via azspot)
Rigorous research carried out over the last two decades has demonstrated that...– Some Employers and Republicans Want to Lower the Minimum Wage — Here’s Why They’re Completely Out of Touch (via azspot)
As churches get political, U.S. IRS stays quiet →
The money involved is enormous. Combined, federal tax breaks on donations to churches and exemptions from state and local property taxes likely add up to something on the order of $25 billion in lost revenue each year. Last year churches received $96 billion in tax-free contributions, according to estimates compiled by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Unlike other types of...
America is paying a high price for continuing in the opposite direction....– Joseph Stiglitz
Five members of the Supreme Court think corporations are people. Mitt Romney...– Corporations Have Feelings (A Short Story by the GOP)
What's the matter with Wisconsin? →
Thus, the whole “Thomas Frank” line about how Wisconsin workers betrayed their own interests is absurd precisely because it assumes that the Democrats stand for advancing those interests. As was to be expected, the Democrats cozied up to Walker’s line on every single issue that sparked the rebellion in the first place. And Wisconsin Democrats weren’t alone in doing this—they were toeing the same...
Nature cannot be submitted to the wills of markets or a laboratory. The answer...– Pablo Solon
WHY WE DON’T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE →
Michigan's Surprise Anti-Abortion Blitz
HB 5713 makes it a 15-year felony to abort a fetus that is “pain capable” and defines that as occurring at 20 weeks of gestation. The effect would be to prevent abortions at 20 weeks or more unless it was to save the life of the mother with no exception to preserve the health or future fertility of the pregnant woman. Often fetal anomalies are discovered at about this time in a pregnancy, or...
We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few,...– Louis Brandeis (via politicalprof)
Charity of the Month, June 2012
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents and concerned citizens working to keep evolution and climate science in public school science education. We educate the press and public about the scientific and educational aspects of controversies surrounding the teaching of evolution and climate...
Book of the Month, June 2012
The Future of Life by E. O. Wilson From one of the world’s most influential scientists (and two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author) comes his most timely and important book yet: an impassioned call for quick and decisive action to save Earth’s biological heritage, and a plan to achieve that rescue. Today we understand that our world is infinitely richer than was ever previously guessed. Yet it is...