"The lowest level of agreement, between Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas, is 65 percent. That is, the two justices who are the most extreme polar opposites still agree with each other two-thirds of the time." (via The Supreme Court Is a Remarkably Agreeable Place)
"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