In South Carolina - in America - it takes a generation to go from having a grandfather who is picking cotton, to a grandson in Congress. We are thankful for those trailblazers who came before us and said the status quo was not enough…Our values and our issues are central. The most important things we have to offer are on the inside. This is the testament to progress made.
Nov 04, 2014
There’s a prevailing idea that there’s something ethically wrong with being poor, and that America’s run according to Christian values. But when people are practicing genuine Christian values, they themselves are directly prosecuted…Let’s bear in mind that America just had midterm elections where $4 billion was spent on campaigning — [campaigning] is just telling you that something’s good. But feeding the homeless? That’s illegal.
Nov 07, 2014
On [one] Daily Show segment…women in the studio run through their tactics—listening to music, fake phone calls, looking straight down at the sidewalk and pretending not to hear. I, too, have a strategy. I deploy an advance attack: nodding and saying, “How’s it going?” before any man has a chance to be rude. In case you’ve missed the bigger point, let me spell it out for you: Women have strategies for walking down the street. If you’re a man, ask yourself whether you have a strategy beyond putting one foot in front of the other, and you might begin to see why street harassment becomes exhausting.
Oct 31, 2014
The most common occupation for women in G rated films is royalty - which is a great gig, if you can get it.
Oct 18, 2014
Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970.
Oct 18, 2014
We are not seeking revolution. We just want democracy!
Oct 04, 2014
If you ask a Saudi Imam why women in Saudi Arabia can’t drive, he’ll say, ‘Because Islam demands it.’ But that’s absurd, because - first of all - Islam demands no such thing; and secondly, the only country in the world in which women can’t drive is Saudi Arabia. The inability to understand the difference between a cultural practice and religious belief is shocking among self-described intellectuals.
Oct 10, 2014
The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment.
Oct 06, 2014