Sexual Assaults Add to Miseries of Haiti’s Ruins

According to a report by Deborah Sontag of the New York Times, Malya Villard, director of Kofaviv, a grass-roots organization that supports rape victims, said that the presence of thousands of prisoners who escaped during the earthquake aggravated an environment where insecurity and despair feed on each other. “It’s an ideal climate for rape,” she …

The DISCLOSE Act

What is this DISCLOSE Act that Obama was tweeting in support of today?  I only sort of have heard about it on NPR so I went looking and here is what I found. From Fox News: The House of Representatives has passed a bill to blunt the impact of a Supreme Court decision that ruled …

A Must See

From Buzzfeed: “The 5 Best Donovan Goal Reaction Videos” Go watch these now.  And smile.  And laugh.  And maybe tear up a little. GGGGGOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

More on TX Republican Platform

In addition to my post on the TX Republican Platform, here’s more: From the Austinist: “Texas GOP Platform 2010 Highlights: State’s Rights, Anti-Gay, Voter ID and More” (thanks, Mo!) From Shakesville: “Deep in the Heart of Texas” From News8Austin: “Despite national politics, Texas GOP mired in circumstance” Perry had two convention goals. First, he obviously …