"In our senior year, I was in an all-female secret society. There were 13 of us. We were 21 years old. As each of us gave our “bios,” or life histories, the traditional way to jump-start what was meant to be a lifelong bond, I kept count. The number was four. And all four assaults had gone unreported, un-investigated, and uncounted."
More than two years ago, Nick Baumann took this picture of me and Matt Gertz on the first night Matt and I really had a chance to talk to each other. I guess Nick and the camera knew something Matt and I didn’t at the time:
But we figured it out pretty quickly.
This weekend, Matt asked me to marry him. I said yes.
"Several weeks ago, I’m told, Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor, were considerably less than the pay and pension benefits of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs."
"James Chaney and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner believed so strongly that change was possible, they were willing to lay down their lives for it. The least you can do is take them up on the gift that they have given you."
"We have this silly and naive hope, maybe it’s more than that," says Hibbing, "that if we could get people to see politics in the same light [as left-handedness], then maybe we would be a little bit more tolerant, and there will be a greater opportunity for compromise."
"Most Texans pay more in taxes than most Californians. But rich Texans pay a lot less…. For the middle class, Texas isn’t a low-tax/low-service state, and it’s not a high-tax/high-service state either. It’s the worst of all worlds: a high-tax/low-service state." via Kevin Drum