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sunfoundation:

Texas death row prisoners

Texas executes more people than any other state in America, and there are currently more than 300 Texan prisoners on death row. Roll over the images on the interactive to find out more about them.

I’ve looked at a few of these — the crimes are pretty gruesome, but the other thing that struck me was how many of these folks have an 8th or 9th grade education.

(Reblogged from sunfoundation)

thenewrepublic:

One of the main tenets of capitalism is that it allegedly creates competition, giving consumers higher quality and lower costs. But when competition drops from 37 national banks to 4, that “consumer wins out in the end” theory goes right out the window.

But don’t even think of regulating the banks!

(Reblogged from sunfoundation)
(Reblogged from manicchill)
sarahlee310:

The GOP War On Voting Is In Full Swing 
“Registering [the poor] to vote is like handing out burglary tools to  criminals.  It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the  nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country — which  is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare  recipients to vote. […] Encouraging those who burden society to  participate in elections isn’t about helping the poor.  It’s about  helping the poor to help themselves to others’ money.” -Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum
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John Stossel (Fox News): “Let’s stop saying everyone should vote.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If people cannot even feed and clothe themselves, should they be allowed to vote?”
Judson Phillips (Tea Party Nation): “If you’re not a  property owner, I’m sorry, but property owners have a little bit more  of a vested stake in the community than not property owners do.”
Source:   News Corpse

sarahlee310:

The GOP War On Voting Is In Full Swing

“Registering [the poor] to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals.  It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country — which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. […] Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn’t about helping the poor.  It’s about helping the poor to help themselves to others’ money.” -Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum

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John Stossel (Fox News): “Let’s stop saying everyone should vote.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If people cannot even feed and clothe themselves, should they be allowed to vote?”
Judson Phillips (Tea Party Nation): “If you’re not a property owner, I’m sorry, but property owners have a little bit more of a vested stake in the community than not property owners do.”

Source:   News Corpse

(Reblogged from sarahlee310)