saansastarks:

"Yellow fever is when the only prerequisite for me to become your potential partner is the colour of my skin. That’s cheap. That’s offensive. You’re an asshole, go away." (x)

"

March 30, however, marks an anniversary I would just as soon forget, but cannot.

It was on that day 10 years ago that a deranged young man standing among reporters and photographers shot a policeman, a Secret Service agent, my press secretary and me on a Washington sidewalk. …

Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns.

This level of violence must be stopped.

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Ronald Reagan, announcing his support for the handgun control bill known as the Brady Bill, in 1991 … and proving again that he was way too moderate for the current Tea Party Republicans who claim him as their founding saint.

ht: New York Times

(via politicalprof)

Real talk.

Real talk.

Meeting you where you are

"In terms of content consumption, people expect to get anything at any time on any device, anywhere they are."

I’m not above realizing when something is a failed experiment. I’d rather throw a bunch of metaphorical spaghetti at a wall and see what sticks and what falls. That being said, I’m always looking to meet news consumers where they are—to meet you where you are: the sites you frequent on the web, the apps you use while you’re waiting in line at a coffee shop… the point of being a “digital producer” is not to force people to change their habits to adapt to the tools and channels I think they should use; it’s to figure out how to fit comfortably into your daily life.

With that all being said: I want to hear from you—on any/all spaces…

How do you consume news? What platforms are you using regularly? Twitter? Tumblr? Facebook? Google+? YouTube? Flipboard? Instagram? Vine? Snapchat? Good old-fashioned blogs?

But really.

But really.

"Our Congress should stop standing in the way of our country’s success."

— Obama in a live press conference at the White House (via brooklynmutt)

(Source: micdotcom)

You know the 80th Congress? The one first nicknamed the “Do Nothing Congress”?
Yeah…

You know the 80th Congress? The one first nicknamed the “Do Nothing Congress”?

Yeah…

"When the last drop of blood has been spilled, and the last gun has fallen silent—and I pray that will happen immediately—there must be serious international engagement with addressing the underlying causes of the conflict in Gaza, and that has to include the blockade itself because unless that happens, the risk is that in two years’ time, exactly the same thing will happen again."

Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency