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From wikipedia "In its December 2006 article on the "100 most influential Americans"
in history, in which its ten invited historians voted Nader 96th, The Atlantic Monthly stated: "He made the cars we drive safer; thirty years later, he made George W. Bush the president.""
Today's a special day in California and the USA. One month after the California State Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay marriage, today at 5:01 PM county clerks will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Oh May--Month of flowers, couples holding hands to make you feel bad about yourself, and of course the usual craziness on campus.
[asset|aid=808|format=image|formatter=asset|title=featured_fellow_mattpopek_treythomas.png|width=200|height=215|align=left|resizable=true] I sat down with fellows Matt Popek and Trey Thomas to talk about their organization Penn State Represent, the sexiness of non-partisan voter registration and the ways football and politics don't mix. At certain points chaos ensues, and we learn the power of positive thinking. Check it out!
You spent all that time carefully designing the perfect resume and cover letter. Those final drafts are flawless works of literary genius, possibly destined for the Library of Congress—shoo-in for the Pulitzer. It was hard work, but they’re ready and you send it off to potential employers… who spend about 30 seconds reading the single page that took you weeks to finish. Now comes the hard part. A stranger wants to talk to you, in person, real-time, no take backs. Sounds like its time to hit the bottle. Or you can read on, as your favorite YP4 intern leads you into his dark past of interviews gone wrong. I blank when they ask me my name, so you don’t have to.
Salon.com made me cry
Wow! Summer! You've studied hard and worked hard, now it's time to lay back in the sun.
Or not. Instead of letting your brains rot away under some umbrella while you sip a drink that also has an umbrella, you should take the time to brush up on your activist strategies. Lucky as you are, you don't even have to look because YP4 has tons of resources available so you can learn something as your skin silently screams for relief from the sun.
Holy Igloo, Batman! The New York Times reports that after an avalanche destroyed the energy transmitters that provide Juneau, Alaska with 80% of its power, the town is suddenly the bastion of green:
[asset|aid=797|format=image|formatter=asset|title=elodygyekis_240wide.jpg|width=240|height=320|align=right|resizable=true]I sat down with Elody Gyekis the other day to chat about change through art, community organizing, and what makes being an activist worthwhile (and hard!).
Check it out!
Think Progress has a great article on how military leaders are beginning to oppose Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
For quite some time, U.S. troops have supported repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. A December 2006 poll of servicemembers who had served in Iraq or Afghanistan found 73 percent of those polled were “comfortable with lesbians and gays.” A 2004 poll found that a majority of junior enlisted servicemembers believed gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military, up from 16 percent in 1992.