There’s no doing away with the Senate, and its gross malapportionment is baked into the cake. But there’s no reason we should exacerbate the problem by allowing rules that further empower overrepresented minorities. At this moment in our history, “tyranny of the majority” is a hypothetical problem. “Tyranny of the minority,” on the other hand, is a very real one. Tyranny of the Minority (via azspot)

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I never thought I was particularly talented, and to be honest with you, I still don’t. — Willie Aames (via kushandwizdom)
Not only are a voteless people a hopeless people. A non-producing people are hopeless also. — Ralph Abernathy (via kushandwizdom)
think-progress:

Rand Paul’s 12+ hour filibuster about drones gets a succinct 43-word response.

think-progress:

Rand Paul’s 12+ hour filibuster about drones gets a succinct 43-word response.

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I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am. Epiphany.  (via senyahearts)

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I, too, remember the feeling. You are caught between all that was and all that must be. You feel lost. Haruki Murakami || Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of The World (via socratic-thinker)

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All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut. Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge. I sometimes think it might prove useful to some, and entertaining to others; but the world may judge for itself. Shielded by my own obscurity, and by the lapse of years, and a few fictitious names, I do not fear to venture; and will candidly lay before the public what I would not disclose to the most intimate friend. — Anne Brontë (via kushandwizdom)
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. — ― Alan Wilson Watts (via gangotree)

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taotechill:

"When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling." - Ernest Hemingway

Happy birthday Ernest Hemingway!

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