The Real Thing To Look Out For This Election Cycle Has Nothing To Do With Candidates Or Parties

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There has been plenty of debate about the consequences of unlimited money in elections. The debate is over now. There are a few outliers, no doubt, but it’s completely clear that what you need to win a congressional election is money — loads of money. Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-real-thing-to-look-out-for-this-election-cycle-has-nothing-to-do-with-candidates-or-parties

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A Bevy Of Famous Ladies Sing Along To This 50-Year-Old Classic. Wow. This Song Is Magic.

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I had never listened to Lesley Gore’s 1964 song “You Don’t Own Me” and thought of the power of women just saying that phrase together: “YOU. DON’T. OWN. ME.” Not to our special someones … but to our government. Until now! Dayum! Gauntlet thrown! The ladies behind this magical mash-up of celebrity lady faces did. […]

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Some Horrible People Were Afraid Of Becoming Extinct. They're Gone Now.

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This is a trailer for “Freedom Summer,” a documentary about the vicious 1964 10-week battle for civil rights that not only crushed Mississippi’s white supremacy, but led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well. Read more: http://upworthy.com/some-horrible-people-were-afraid-of-becoming-extinct-theyre-gone-now

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This San Francisco Cab Driver Got 1,000 People To Stand Up And Spell Out 3 Words

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We’re now almost done with our first presidential campaign since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. And just as the Supreme Court predicted, the consequences have in no way at all totally corrupted our politics. *COUGH* *COUGH*  Truth is, it’s been a complete and total disaster. So what else do you do when the fundamentals of our democracy […]

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Jon Stewart Of America Meets The Jon Stewart Of Egypt, And Hilarity Ensues

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Last summer, Jon Stewart stopped by the Egyptian TV show “Al Bernameg,” hosted by the brave and hilarious Bassem Youssef (dubbed by some “Egypt’s Jon Stewart”). Amidst the silliness, they end up having a pretty poignant discussion about the power of humor and satire in difficult situations from New York to Cairo and everywhere in […]

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A Sexist Reporter Tried To Box Her In, But She Took Everything And Threw It Right Back In His Face

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The show “Scandal” is full of pioneering moments for strong female characters on television, exemplified by this truly kick-ass response from Lisa Kudrow’s character, Congresswoman Josephine Marcus, to a reporter who tried to … well, just take a look and get ready to high-five someone. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-sexist-reporter-tried-to-box-her-in-but-she-took-everything-and-threw-it-right-back

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When You Confuse 1 Canadian Dude With 180,000 Hispanic People, You Might Be Kinda Sorta Racist

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So, a certain U.S. Supreme Court justice recently and despicably suggested that keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s hard-won Voting Rights Act around would amount to “racial entitlement.” The guy who made this video researches election theft for a living and knows why that justice is wrong — and maybe a wee bit racist, too. At 0:37, we learn Karl Rove […]

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The Highly Compelling Case For Wealth Redistribution Made By The Exact Right Person

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Sen. Bernie Sanders has been laser-focused on one issue for decades, and it might be time for the government to start making moves. This whole speech is riddled with hugely important thoughts, but some highlights for me were average wages for men and women at 8:19, our changing government at 14:29, and the amount of […]

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