Washington State: the new (and better) California.
(BRB gonna go smoke a joint and get gay married.)
—Original art (before the graffiti) by Sean McCabe for Newsweek, 2010
Infographic #3: Geographic distribution of the Women of the 112th Congress
What up, California/Washington State/NY, ie all the places I’ve lived. (See the breakdown by name here.)
White House spokesman Jay Carney confirms that Mr. Obama put Mr. Springsteen on the phone with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while the president and the Boss were flying to Columbus from Madison, Wis. on Air Force One.
Mr. Christie, a Republican, is well known as one of the biggest Bruce fans ever, but he’s not gotten love from Mr. Springsteen, a die-hard Democrat, in the past. Mr. Springsteen is notorious for not inviting Mr. Christie backstage that the more than 100 concerts that his No. 1 fan has attended.
But in these days of bipartisan bonhomie between Mr. Obama and Mr. Christie post-storm, who better to serve as yenta between the Boss and his fan? The president!"
THIS IS AMAZING
New York State Demonstration Voting Machine circa 1900. We’ve come a long way technologically – do your share of pushing cultural progress forward as well by showing up to vote.
It wasn’t until 1920 that women were granted suffrage, but it was 1917 when members of the National Women’s Party — Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and others — picketed outside the White House, burning copies of Woodrow Wilson’s speeches and demanding the right to vote. What resulted — mass arrests (most for “obstructing traffic”), unlawful imprisonment and bloody beatings — became known as the Night of Terror, though it’s fair to say most among my generation don’t know it.
The Night of Terror took place on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Workhouse Prison, in Occoquan, Virginia, ordered his guards to teach the suffragists a lesson. For weeks, the women’s only water had come from an open pail. Their food had been infested with worms. But on this night, some 40 prison guards wielding clubs beat the women senseless — grabbing, dragging, choking, kicking and pinching them, according to affidavits recounting the attacks.
The New Yorker
Infographic #2: Chromatic party breakdown in the House and Senate.
Disclaimer: I lost Oregon Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (special election, 2012). She’ll be up by Tuesday, probably in red.
The Women of the 112th, arranged by start date.
Now imagine the dozens of tiny men in dark suits flooding over the sides.
Point being: GIFWICH.TUMBLR.COM
Binders full of women.
GUYZ IT’S BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN
GUYS SRSLY R U FOLLOWING OUR LIVE-GIFFING?
Oh hey that’s us! Being hard-hitting journalists at the DNC.
Buzzfeed, which is also a website behaving like a news organization, with a great piece on Tumblr’s election project