Weekend reading

photo via Slate

photo of a bus station in North Carolina via Slate

Pictures from the South show the ridiculousness of Clarence Thomas’s claims that the years of his childhood weren’t “race conscious.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is working to take decisions about prosecution of military sexual assault out of the chain of command to ensure justice for survivors. Or, according to Republican Mike Turner, “getting a whole lot of attention for a debate that’s over.”

Thanks, sexists, for helping raise lots of money for female candidates.

How a geology grad student got the NRA charged with the second largest campaign finance fine in Rhode Island history.

The Daily Show eviscerates Arizona’s anti-gay discrimination bill.

If you wonder if anti-choice politicians really care about women, just listen to VA state Sen. Steve Martin, who described pregnant women as “hosts.”

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