TIL that a teenager fooled an entire school, multiple police officers, and a car dealership that he was the youngest State Representative ever. He was escorted to the school, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics.
NBC Politics on Twitter: "JUST IN: Group of Senate Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay during government shutdown: “If members of Congress can’t figure this out and keep the government open, then none of us should get paid.” — Sen. Claire McCaskill https://t.co/fWk1ukZwz9"
/u/ohaioohio addresses the accusation that "both parties are pretty much the same" by listing Republican and Democrat voting records on numerous issues popular with reddit, eg Net Neutrality, money in politics etc
Californians are leaving en mass, citing high taxes and property costs. Going to red states like Arizona, Texas, and Nevada. Great now they are gonna bring their shitty politics with them and ruin those states too
Could Technology Remove the Politicians From Politics? - "rather than voting on a human to represent us from afar, we could vote directly, issue-by-issue, on our smartphones, cutting out the cash pouring into political races"
The California Democratic Party 2018 platform includes support for tuition-free college for all, universal basic income, single payer healthcare, a public bank, instant runoff voting, and a new rural-focused plank among other additions. Is this the future of Democratic politics in the US?
TIL that Abraham Lincoln was an elite wrestler in his days before politics. He once challenged a crowd, saying, "I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” The challenge went unanswered.
Wind Power Means Jobs in Texas, and Partisan Politics Isn't Going to Stop It - Wind turbines bring jobs, tax dollars for new schools, income security for farmers and energy independence. To Texans, climate change has little to do with it.
Paul Ryan went to Florida on Friday... to collect money from rich donors. He was confronted by a local teacher who pleaded with him to listen to regular voters who want stronger gun control in the wake of Wednesday's tragedy. He responded that he "didn't want to talk politics" and ignored her.
TIL the seven sins according to Gandhi: "Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle."
Steven Crowder is the latest online sensation to be silenced by the radical left social media engine. THIS IS DIFFERENT: Crowder's viral series "Change My Mind" is the very definition of the First Amendment, as politics are discussed respectfully openly in public. ORWELLIAN CENSORSHIP!