Preach It, Mr. President

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I love it when politicians talk to me like I’m a grown-up. Especially when they mention trickle-down fairy dust. At :50 he busts out a mind-blowing fact. At 1:20 it gets more baffling. At 1:48 he explains how Mitt Romney’s plan affects you. At 2:30 he does some stand-up comedy. And at 2:55 he gets […]

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An Astronaut's Suggestion On How To Fix Politics Would Be Expensive But Probably Pretty Effective

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According to those who have actually done it, seeing the Earth from space has a profound effect on a person. Unfortunately, those people aren’t usually the ones in charge. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-astronauts-suggestion-on-how-to-fix-politics-would-be-expensive-but-probably-pretty-effective

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Few Documents Back Up Labor Department’s Claim Of “Ongoing Review” About Transgender Rights

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BuzzFeed submitted a public records request for documents about the review. The only document the Labor Department produced was a letter mentioning the “ongoing review.” View this image › Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Labor Department has yet to begin in earnest its review of transgender worker protections despite repeated claims by […]

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When You Keep Childish Scores, Don't Be Surprised When The President Sends You To Bed Without Supper

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So, in the final debate, Mitt Romney pulled out the already-debunked “Apology Tour” shtick again, then tried to play the “You Took A Foreign Trip That Didn’t Include Israel” card to make Obama look bad. To which Obama replied with a rousing rendition of “This Is How To Be Presidential, Champ.”  That was fun. Read more: http://upworthy.com/when-you-keep-childish-scores-dont-be-surprised-when-the-president-sends-you-to

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Why Martin Luther King Jr. Might Have Been Offended By Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration

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President Obama placed his hand upon a Bible used by Martin Luther King Jr. during his second inauguration. In a passionate speech, watch as philosopher and professor Cornel West says how this simple act glossed over Dr. King’s incredible message of peace. At 0:44, he boils down why this seemingly harmless act bothered him, think […]

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CHART: How Many Lost Jobs Have Been Recovered Since Obama Took Office In 2009?

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Some have accused President Obama of driving up the deficit and killing jobs. This chart seems to suggest otherwise… Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, writes: “There are now more private sector jobs than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office. Unfortunately, the public […]

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