August 20 was Ross Boutte’s ninth birthday. When his mom asked him what he wanted, he gave an atypical answer for such a young man. “I asked him what he wanted for his present, and he said, ‘Really, I know all the poor people whose houses flooded…what I would really like to do is bring them… Continue Reading →
This is something that can make a real difference if they’re successful. I can’t tell you how many people are being held because they can’t afford bail:
Holding defendants in jail because they can’t afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court.
It’s the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail amounts and jailing those who can’t pay.
“Bail practices that incarcerate indigent individuals before trial solely because of their inability to pay for their release violate the Fourteenth Amendment,” the Justice Department said in a friend of court brief, citing the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
The Rev. William Barber, architect of North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement, ripped the roof off the Wells Fargo Center last night.
Just watch the whole thing. You won’t regret it.
Sounds hokey, but I believe it. No way are we going to give in to fearmongering. Like Michelle Obama said, “They go low, we go high.”
— Reuters Live (@ReutersLive) July 28, 2016
Black Lives Matter: ‘No More Walls!’ As a group of protesters representing the Black Lives Matter movement marched in Dallas, another group arguing that All Lives Matter were counter-protesting at the same time. When the two groups met, instead of shouting, or hate, or anger, or fear, there were, instead, embraces. “It’s time for us to… Continue Reading →
Here, watch this live cam of bears swimming in Alaska!
On occasion, DC can feel like a great episode of the West Wing, where good triumphs. This is one of those occasions. #NoBillNoBreak
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Rep John Larson: "Everyone who wants to speak will get an opportunity to speak, because we're going to be here all night" #NoBillNoBreak
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First of all, I am a sucker for Broadway musicals and those Burt Bacharch horn charts are sublime. I am also a fan of people pulling together for a cause, so this whole thing is hitting my sweet spot:
If these people were asking for kidneys, they’d have both of mine already. In order to honor the victims of the attacks at a gay nightclub in Orlando last week, some of Broadway’s biggest stars came together to record a version of the classic song “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The single can be purchased at BroadwayRecords.com for $1.99, and all proceeds go to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. The impressive vocal cast, brought together by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, includes Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brody, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Fran Drescher, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Idina Menzel, Jessie Mueller, Audra McDonald, Carole King, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, and more. See all of their adorable faces in a video from the recording session above.
Robby Kennedy’s funeral train passing through Philadelphia, June 1968.
I laughed so hard: