In The 1960s, Black Voters Had To Pass This Test To Vote

You’re in Louisiana, sometime before 1965. You’ve got ten minutes to answer all of the questions on this poorly-worded test. You’ve also got white test administrators breathing down your neck, waiting for you to throw your hands up in resignation, or better yet–respond to their intimidation with aggression. If you don’t finish in time or fail to answer all of the questions correctly–their “correctness” determined by the eyes of a single administrator–you will not be allowed to vote. This intentionally confusing test, along with a slew of other tactics to prevent black people from voting in the 1960s, exhibits precisely why the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was so necessary. And seeing as it’s effectively been gutted thanks to the most conservative Supreme Court in recent memory, similar intimidation devices might very well resurface in the Deep South.

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30 Incredible Images From Egypt’s Anti-Morsi Protests

The blossoms of the Arab Spring sure didn’t last very long. A year after his election, Egyptians from all over have concentrated in Tahrir Square–the same place where a series of mass uprisings ousted Hosni Mubarak from his presidency–to protest the Mohamed Morsi administration. Citing his inability to improve economic conditions and fix various security issues, around 22 million Morsi opponents–with the help of Egyptian military personnel–have petitioned successfully for his immediate resignation.

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But even as children took to the streets and painted the word “Leave” on their foreheads in protest of the Muslim Brotherhood-touted politician, Morsi supporters also ensconced themselves in the demonstration fray. It’s uncertain what will happen next in the so-called centerfold of Arab democracy, but whoever assumes an ensuing position of leadership shouldn’t sit too comfortably; if the Arab Spring has proven anything, it’s that this new wave of participants has no problem giving ineffective leadership the boot.

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10 4th Of July Photos That Would Make The Founding Fathers Weep

Sometimes, it seems the true price of having too much freedom is a complete poverty of taste.

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Go, Dubya!

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Alas, even W. cannot have it all. Despite his achievements, the peaks of the Swiss Alps will likely remain out of reach given the fact that if he goes to Switzerland, he’ll face prosecution as a war criminal.

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An Awesome Rebuttal To A Tea Party Facebook Post

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One can’t even fathom the bigoted, 100% fact-free response that awaits the Duchess.

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