New York approves marriage

 Posted by at 21:32  Politics
Jun 242011
 

By a vote of 33 to 29, the Republican-controlled New York State Senate just passed that state’s marriage equality bill. Since the bill had already passed the Assembly, it now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature and will take effect in 30 days.

Congratulations, New York!

UPDATE: Republican State Senator Mark J. Grisanti explains his vote:

 

Graph of the Day

 Posted by at 19:31  Politics, Republicans
Jun 242011
 

Via Mother Jones:

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But this is a story with which you should be well familiar by now. You know it’s the red liners — the top 1% — that the Republicans are fighting so hard to protect. Even if they have to destroy the country to do it.
 

Jun 242011
 

Here are this week’s offerings. Click and enjoy. (Baby it’s hot outside!)

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As always, our thanks go to the talented and observant cartoonists who, each week, help us smile through the pain.