I am scrolling through my social media feeds, and noticing that there is a heck of a lot of strife going on now... Egypt... Syria... Ukraine... Spain... US...
It's pretty cool to remember that because we have the right to association, petition, and redress... we have a lot more control, influence... whatever you want to say about that... then people in other corners of the world.
We're squabbling over those things that Locke and Jefferson pointed out as our unalienable rights...
Government expenditures, social policy, restructuring institutional debt in place like Detroit, distribution of resources, government regulation of industries, and just plain old government corruption.
This last resources is a really fun one... allowing you to interact with the data. There are also great visualization of the data in the brochure towards the bottom. Tons to talk about here... so how do you plan on using it?
**Diane Rehm. My hero.**
Took a quick drive to get some holiday fixin's yesterday... and lucked my way into listening to a phenomenal panel review of the implications from the Nuclear Option (Duhn-duhn-duhn).
Talk about some big hitters in to chat it up for a full 51.41. (You probably don't have time to listen to the entire thing, but the first three minutes are about the Iran nuclear treaties... and after minute 34, they open the lines to callers.)
But we get to hear insight from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Former Senator Olympia Snowe, Norm Ornstein from AEI, Jonathan Weisman of the NYT and Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times.
Oh, happy holidays, government teachers who want some great sound bites...
AND OMG DID I TELL YOU ABOUT THIS? InfoGRAPHIC! (oooooohhhhhh) about the Silent filibuster!!! YAY!!!
Photo via Flickr/Ted Eytan