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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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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2013 In 4 Minutes Recap Mash Up

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Last year, filmmaker Ryan James Yezak recapped 2012 with his eye-popping 2012 in 4 minutes mash up. That wrap up video quickly went viral with over 4.9 million views. Thankfully, he has returned to close 2013 with this epic 2013 In 4 Minutes video that will have you missing last year.  Until next year…   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/01/01/2013-in-4-minutes-recap-mash-up/

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Rick Perry Presidential Ad Pro Religion, Anti Gay

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‘They’ said the sky would fall if Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed, but now that it’s been gone for some months now, it’s difficult to find any negative effects. For some reason, Rick Perry decided to bring up DADT again and how, “there’s something wrong in this country when gays can openly serve in the military, but our […]

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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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Glenn Beck Accidentally Explains His Sleazy Business Model On His Own Show

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Glenn Beck has made a name for himself through ridiculous fear-mongering, pandering, and flashy punditry. Set your irony sensors to maximum because Beck delivers the least self-aware 95 seconds in television history when he simultaneously explains why 9/11 conspiracy theorists are fools and why his show is a joke. Read more: http://upworthy.com/glenn-beck-accidentally-explains-his-sleazy-business-model-on-his-own-show

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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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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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