barackobama:

10 things you should know about Mitt Romney’s stance on women’s rights.

barackobama:

10 things you should know about Mitt Romney’s stance on women’s rights.


shortformblog:

markcoatney:

Yeah, and so did Philip Morris, Countrywide Financial, etc. I don’t have a dog in this fight, but it’s nonsensical to argue that “we’re simply giving the customer what he wants” is an airtight defense. 

See, here’s the thing: Neither Bloomberg nor McDonald’s are completely right on this issue. Clearly there’s a fight going on regarding the overall health of our society, and in some quarters, it’s simply being lost. Bloomberg is right to focus on the problem, but really, the target here is not so much the consumer but the corporation. If you limited the amount of corn syrup one could get from an average meal at Mickey D’s, rather than the portion size, you’d get much further.
Bloomberg has done good things on this issue in general — his anti-trans-fat push was successful, and having restaurants list calorie counts on their menus is something they should simply do without being asked. But, unlike smoking, this feels like an issue that may need to be handled at a level above the consumer, at the manufacturing level.
And to everyone, a suggestion: Stop drinking soda for a week or two. Switch to water. Then go back to it. You’ll notice something weird happen — you’ll find it much stronger than it was a week before. That’s because it was always that strong, but you had gotten used to it. Keep that in mind.

shortformblog:

markcoatney:

Yeah, and so did Philip Morris, Countrywide Financial, etc. I don’t have a dog in this fight, but it’s nonsensical to argue that “we’re simply giving the customer what he wants” is an airtight defense. 

See, here’s the thing: Neither Bloomberg nor McDonald’s are completely right on this issue. Clearly there’s a fight going on regarding the overall health of our society, and in some quarters, it’s simply being lost. Bloomberg is right to focus on the problem, but really, the target here is not so much the consumer but the corporation. If you limited the amount of corn syrup one could get from an average meal at Mickey D’s, rather than the portion size, you’d get much further.

Bloomberg has done good things on this issue in general — his anti-trans-fat push was successful, and having restaurants list calorie counts on their menus is something they should simply do without being asked. But, unlike smoking, this feels like an issue that may need to be handled at a level above the consumer, at the manufacturing level.

And to everyone, a suggestion: Stop drinking soda for a week or two. Switch to water. Then go back to it. You’ll notice something weird happen — you’ll find it much stronger than it was a week before. That’s because it was always that strong, but you had gotten used to it. Keep that in mind.


It somehow became an article of faith on the right that Obama is ‘the most extreme President in American history.’ Although when they say that, I think what they really mean is, ‘He’s black.’
BILL MAHER, Real Time (via inothernews)

My friends are so much cooler than me. I’m ok with that though. Go Lucie! 
thatluciegirl:

thenycstreets:

Lucie Zhang on Lafayette Street (Astor Place)
Lucie wears a mixture of an H&M top, Urban Outfitters Shorts, a bag from Anthropologie, and shoes by Steve Madden. She has a Timex watch and sports bracelets from Madewell and bracelets that were made by her roommate. 
Lucie is also “thatluciegirl” on Tumblr.
She posts some great stuff. 
Check it out here.

GPOYW: got street styled by the talented Melodie Jeng! (And the most expensive thing I was wearing was… my watch.)

My friends are so much cooler than me. I’m ok with that though. Go Lucie!

thatluciegirl:

thenycstreets:

Lucie Zhang on Lafayette Street (Astor Place)

Lucie wears a mixture of an H&M top, Urban Outfitters Shorts, a bag from Anthropologie, and shoes by Steve Madden. She has a Timex watch and sports bracelets from Madewell and bracelets that were made by her roommate. 

Lucie is also “thatluciegirl” on Tumblr.

She posts some great stuff. 

Check it out here.

GPOYW: got street styled by the talented Melodie Jeng! (And the most expensive thing I was wearing was… my watch.)


shortformblog:

JPMorganChase fought for a loophole that led to $2 billion trading loss
Not long after Dodd-Frank got passed, the company made arguments for a loophole in the Volcker Rule, which takes effect in July, to allow some of the types of portfolio hedging that that company used as it produced a $2 billion loss recently. “JPMorgan was the one that made the strongest arguments to allow hedging, and specifically to allow this type of portfolio hedging,” noted one Treasury Department official. Officials who worked on the law, such as Sen. Carl Levin, have made it clear that allowing for this type of activity was not their intention with the law. Now, they have a pretty clear $2 billion argument against allowing such a loophole to get through. (photo by Scott Eells/Bloomberg; edit for clarity)

shortformblog:

JPMorganChase fought for a loophole that led to $2 billion trading loss

Not long after Dodd-Frank got passed, the company made arguments for a loophole in the Volcker Rule, which takes effect in July, to allow some of the types of portfolio hedging that that company used as it produced a $2 billion loss recently. “JPMorgan was the one that made the strongest arguments to allow hedging, and specifically to allow this type of portfolio hedging,” noted one Treasury Department official. Officials who worked on the law, such as Sen. Carl Levin, have made it clear that allowing for this type of activity was not their intention with the law. Now, they have a pretty clear $2 billion argument against allowing such a loophole to get through. (photo by Scott Eells/Bloomberg; edit for clarity)


madamenoire:

About Their Business: 7 Black Female Politicians Who Made History
April 30th, 2012 - By Terri Williams


Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 – the document that expresses the want, will, and hopes of the people – the country’s political system has reflected a disproportionately low number of women. Black females are even scarcer. However, some black women have been trailblazers in the political arena, shaping history and leaving a legacy that cannot be erased.

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madamenoire:

About Their Business: 7 Black Female Politicians Who Made History

April 30th, 2012 - By Terri Williams
Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 – the document that expresses the want, will, and hopes of the people – the country’s political system has reflected a disproportionately low number of women. Black females are even scarcer. However, some black women have been trailblazers in the political arena, shaping history and leaving a legacy that cannot be erased.

shortformblog:

In which the WaPo’s opinion section isn’t afraid of pinning the blame for Congress’ ongoing gridlock. Note that this article, by Brookings’ Thomas E. Mann and the American Enterprise Institute Norman J. Ornstein, has 5,000+ comments.

shortformblog:

In which the WaPo’s opinion section isn’t afraid of pinning the blame for Congress’ ongoing gridlock. Note that this article, by Brookings’ Thomas E. Mann and the American Enterprise Institute Norman J. Ornstein, has 5,000+ comments.


when my friend asks if i want to go to billy’s bakery the same day i decide to go on a diet



think-progress:

“The Bachelor” is getting hit with a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit. In 23 seasons of “The Bachelor” we’ve yet to see anyone other than a white person as the bachelor or bachelorette. 

Finally

think-progress:

“The Bachelor” is getting hit with a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit. In 23 seasons of “The Bachelor” we’ve yet to see anyone other than a white person as the bachelor or bachelorette. 

Finally