There are credible reports that the death toll now often exceeds 100 civilians a...– More than 7,500 people have died in Syria since security forces launched a crackdown on dissent last March, Under-Secretary-General for political affairs Lynn Pascoe said after a meeting of the UN Security Council. (source)
The Republican party has made it clear that there is no room for moderates. I do...– Sen. Olympia Snowe • Discussing why she’s not seeking re-election in 2012. Snowe, a fairly popular figure in her home state of Maine, was considered a shoo-in to win, but now the seat is more likely to go to a Democrat. She found herself in the middle of the polarization wars more than a few times,...
Bruce Fealk admitted that after voting for Santorum, who he believes “would take...– Democrat says he “felt a little dirty” voting for Santorum (The Washington Post)
So funny and so true! I bet If you play NPR backwards you can actually hear them...– Jim Gaffigan (via brooklynmutt)
Unemployment is down, confidence is up, DOW 5,000 above Bush - or as Republicans...– Bill Maher (via brooklynmutt)
It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a...– W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage (via bookmania)
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Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library....– Lady Bird Johnson (via ourpresidents)
My brother had to abandon his house and move into my parent’s [house], which in...– My father’s friend, whose family lives in Homs, Syria. (via pantslessprogressive)