Archive for June 28th, 2015

28
Jun
15

The Burn Of The Week

Sick BURN

28
Jun
15

Two Must-Reads

Michael Cohen (The Guardian): Ten days that turned America into a better place

Some day, people are going to write books about what happened over the last 10 days in the United States. It began with a depressing reminder of what is, perhaps, the worst of America. A disturbed young man, armed with an easily obtainable and high-calibre handgun, shot down nine people in cold blood. It was a shocking act, but largely because Americans have become so inured to the daily carnage of gun violence that the only types of incidents that stand out are those that are uniquely horrific.

Of course, what made the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, so particularly notable was the where and why – a white gunman, nine African-American victims, a historic black church in the cradle of the former Confederacy. Dylann Roof’s crime was distinctively evil, but the sentiments underpinning it were depressingly familiar. They reflect the original and ongoing sin of this nation – the more than two centuries of mistreatment, prejudice and discrimination visited by white America upon black America.

But then something amazing happened. Practically overnight, America had a national epiphany.

More here

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Gregory Krieg (Mic): The Time Has Come to Recognize President Obama’s Game-Changing Liberal Legacy

It wasn’t supposed to go down like this. In the aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections, when Democrats ceded control of the Senate and saw their deficit steepen in statehouses across the country, President Barack Obama was widely expected to set aside his ambitions and map out a more cautious agenda.

That was eight months ago.

After a thrilling and fraught week in Washington D.C., and South Carolina, Obama’s legacy is coming into plain view — and emerging as one of the sharpest and most significant in the last century of liberal politics.

More here

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 SmartyPants has more links here to the week’s best articles

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28
Jun
15

A Sunday Chuckle

So, Tyson Gay won the 100 meters at the U.S. championships Friday night in Eugene, Oregon

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Hilarity (and some severe stupidity) ensued after @eNCA tweeted the news:

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28
Jun
15

That’s It. The Day Is Over

The person filming it is so wrong…but…tears. All. Of. The. Tears.

28
Jun
15

Week When Wingnuts Were Whacked

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The best part about this week’s asswhooping of rwnjs?

They are the ones who brought these cases before the supremes.

Talk about lighting your sorry lil asses on fire.

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That’s all folks.

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28
Jun
15

The Week Ahead

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Monday

The President will host a working dinner with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil at the White House.

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Tuesday

Hosts a bilateral meeting with President Rousseff at the White House. This meeting will be followed by a joint press conference.

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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Attends meetings at the White House.

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Saturday

The President and the First Lady will celebrate the Fourth of July by hosting members of the military and their families for an Independence Day celebration with a barbeque, concert and a view of fireworks on the South Lawn.

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28
Jun
15

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets members of the Byrd family at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., July 2, 2010. The President and Vice President Joe Biden attended the memorial service for Sen. Robert Byrd, who died June 28, 2010. (Photo by Pete Souza)

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