1. "A Polity of Dunces"

  2. Rape Rebuttal

  3. "Stop. Think. Winning a Skirmish Can Sometimes Mean Losing a Bigger Battle"

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/214465927/Hobby-Lobby-Supreme-Court-Transcript, p. 47

    Will a decision against Hobby Lobby also mean
     a decision for the proposition that corporations can only be involved with maximizing profits, that they cannot exist for other social purpose aims and have those aims protected? Think of this question broadly concerning social aims, beyond just this immediate case.

    ALSO SEE: 

    - *** The series of wonderfully user-friendly yet scholarly articles on the Hobby Lobby case by UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh ***:

    - Text of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act:
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/chapter-21B (a very brief read)

    - The 10th Circuit case, Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius:

    - The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to SCOTUS:

    - Brief of Respondents Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al,

    - Amicus curiae briefs

    - - *** Suggested “must read” amicus briefs: ***



  4. "That Trickle Ain’t Money"

  5. "Moral Politics"

  6. Robert Reich using an older version of one of our posters today. A later version is at http://owsposters.tumblr.com/post/11944143747/if-u-s-land-mass-were-distributed-like-u-s. I let home know.

    Click here to view full-sized

    20 Tumblr users have recently talked about this.
    More have talked about it elsewhere.


  7. "Wall Street is Aiming for Squeezing Out the Middle-Class from Home Ownership"

    DATA SOURCE: RealtyTrac via http://www.cnbc.com/id/101472045

    ALSO SEE:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/housing-affordability_n_4980381.html

  8. "A Tale of Two Britains"

    It’s not just the U.S. that has an insane level of inequality.

    SOURCE: “A Tale of Two Britains: Inequality in the UK,” Oxfam, http://bit.ly/1olZ4RS

  9. "What They REALLY Mean When They Say ‘Entitlement Reform’"

  10. Umm… welcome to pluralism?

  11. "We Use a Creative Commons License for Very Good Reason. Here’s Why"

    You will need to enlarge this image to read it. If it’s still too small, view it externally athttp://zoom.it/QTOb

  12. "Realism is Like…"

    Be an idealist but be aware of its limitations.

    Photo Creative Common BY-NC-SA by Wouter de Bruijn @ flickr

    Text adapted from Unknown

  13. "Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC," The Daily Beast, http://thebea.st/1iMLRy3

    "We vaccinate people for a reason.

    "It is because I never want patients in my office to contract vaccine-preventable illnesses (like at least two unlucky people in the New York City outbreak, who got the disease from visiting their own doctors) that patients whose parents refuse to vaccinate them are not welcome in my practice. I cannot entirely eliminate the potential for disease exposure between children who come to see me, but I can do my best to mitigate it. I never want to know that a child was sickened or killed because I let the recklessness of a vaccine-refusing parent jeopardize their health.

    "But now, shoppers in Boston-area supermarkets get to worry that they may have been exposed when they stopped by for groceries. Commuters in the Bay Area now have to contend with the possibility that they or their children may contract the illness because they happened to get on the wrong train. Over a dozen people around Los Angeles have been diagnosed with measles already this year, nearly half of them intentionally unvaccinated.

    "This is sheer lunacy. Just over a dozen years ago this illness was considered eliminated in our country, and this year people are being hospitalized for it. All due to the hysteria about a safe, effective vaccine. All based on nothing.

    "There is no legitimate scientific controversy about whether or not vaccines are safe. The original study that started us down this insane path by linking the MMR vaccine to autism has been retracted outright. The evidence against administering the MMR vaccine to healthy individuals is utterly without merit."


    "US Measles Cases Reach Highest Number in 15 Years" http://tinyurl.com/7u5ornz


    "The Lancet retracts Andrew Wakefield’s article," http://tinyurl.com/cjhqthu


    The General Medical Council to Andrew Wakefield, http://tinyurl.com/6rvv3qq

    "The panel is satisfied that your conduct was irresponsible and dishonest." 


    "Autism and Childhood Vaccinations: Debunking the Myth," American Family Physician - Volume 82, Issue 6 (September 2010), http://tinyurl.com/7wwh6rt


    What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, September 18, 2013 http://tinyurl.com/kmn8ld


    Study: Autism risk tied to mom’s obesity during pregnancy”, CBS News, July 26, 2013, http://cbsn.ws/PClW3B


    "Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study," LA Times March 9, 2014, http://lat.ms/1oW1aX5

    "Manipulation of information is…also echoed by vaccination opponents." 


    Graphic remade from http://thebea.st/1iMLRy3

  14. "Pay Congress Minimum Wage!!! Oh, Wait…"

  15. "The Same Talent"

    Go ahead, tell him what you think….