Posts tagged politics

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"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

via msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation, Stephen Colbert dedicated an entire episode to recapping the history of his “second favorite President after Reagan”.  A few minutes into the show, the episode turns retro, with sets and suits straight out of the 1970s, and featuring interviews with Pat Buchanan and John W Dean.

"Grand Old Party" turns voter approval ratings among republican presidential candidates into visualizations, which are then 3d printed into butt plugs.

Exploring the issue of Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

“I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russia government that white washes the actions of Putin”

via soupsoup:

Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl resigns on air

Liberal social movements might struggle to develop solidarity and formulate shared goals within their ranks, both because liberals want to maintain unique beliefs and because they underestimate the amount of agreement among their members.
Chadly Stern of NYU, explaining the findings of a new study which finds that liberals have trouble finding consensus (even when they already have it), and that conservatives tend to overestimate agreement within their groups as well.
via rollingstone:

Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their candidates and their ideas. Our feature on how Republicans rig the game.

via rollingstone:

Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their candidates and their ideas. Our feature on how Republicans rig the game.

Fox has a history of misleading graphics, but this one is really skewed towards their anti-government program biases. Charts this bad don’t happen by accident. 
via mediamattersforamerica:

Let’s break down everything that is wrong with this.
The chart uses a shortened y-axis to make the number of people on welfare look 5 times as large as the number of people with jobs. 108.6 is not five times bigger than 101.7. 


The figure for the “people on welfare” includes anyone in a household where one member participated in a means-tested program. The figure for people with a full-time job is only individuals who worked. 
Many people who receive federal benefits also work—6.4 million households where someone works also receive food stamps, for example. 

Fox has a history of misleading graphics, but this one is really skewed towards their anti-government program biases. Charts this bad don’t happen by accident. 

via mediamattersforamerica:

Let’s break down everything that is wrong with this.

  1. The chart uses a shortened y-axis to make the number of people on welfare look 5 times as large as the number of people with jobs. 108.6 is not five times bigger than 101.7. 
  2. The figure for the “people on welfare” includes anyone in a household where one member participated in a means-tested program. The figure for people with a full-time job is only individuals who worked. 
  3. Many people who receive federal benefits also work—6.4 million households where someone works also receive food stamps, for example. 
This infographic will better help explain where the US owes money for it’s debt limit…

This infographic will better help explain where the US owes money for it’s debt limit…

How would humans respond to first contact from aliens? (by Vsauce)