The Republican Rulebook

Republican Rule Book

Pretty on-point. Throw in some disdain for the moocher-parasite class and you’re set.

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The Media’s Take On What Happened To Trayvon Martin

Media Trayvon Martin

Meanwhile, internet users around the country become unquestionable experts in prosecution and trial law.

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Over 700 Arrested In North Carolina Anti-GOP Protests

For 64 people in North Carolina this past Monday, expressing your morality lands you with handcuffs. Comprising a months-long display of civil disobedience regarding the Tar Heel state’s political shift rightward following Barack Obama’s 2008 election, over 2000 people took to the Raleigh state capitol on what was dubbed “Moral Monday” to challenge the state’s latest draconian abortion bill that would require all abortion clinics to conform to the same safety standards as ambulatory surgery centers. At the moment (and as you can easily guess), only one of the state’s five mere clinics achieves that.

Beginning as a grassroots movement some ten weeks ago, this fervent demonstration follows a spate of protests regarding issues that in the past have ranged from fracking to school vouchers to voting rights. As of now a whopping 700+ arrests have been made, and as long as conservative legislators keep pumping out anti-choice, anti-minority bills it doesn’t seem as if the mass movements will abate any time soon. Finally, activism that takes place in public–not just internet–forums.

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Life In The Mexican Fast Lane

As politicians and DC wonks engage in the typical back-and-forth bickering regarding immigration reform, photographer Alejandro Cartagena swaps ceaseless ideological banter for an enlightened, bird’s eye view approach to the plight of many Mexican workers–many of whom come to America to seek better working conditions and more economic opportunity for their families. In his series called “Carpoolers,” Cartagena captures the risk, mind-numbing mundaneness and sacrifices that comprise the typical work day of a construction worker in Monterrey, Mexico. Could you handle this kind of commute?

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Obama Did It

Obama Did It

I still blame Obama for the premature death of Rob Stark.

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