I saw Ides of March last night, and was more depressed by it than I expected. I mean, it's a good movie - solid acting, a wonderful cast, a well-paced plot, decent script etc. And it's not like I'm particularly naive about politics. But, man, I just walked out of the movie even more hopeless about politics and our country and the human race than when I went in. Whew.
Awesome! A cappella cover of Call Your Girlfriend.
"The editorial boards of The New York Times and The Washington Post urge Congress to pass the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, a Brennan-Center supported bill to study the nation’s broken criminal justice system." via The Brennan Center.
Wow. NOLA Activist Forgives the Men Who Nearly Took His Life: "Last month, a random act of violence nearly took Rafael Delgadillo's life. The 29-year old was at a stop sign in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans when two young men approached his vehicle in an attempted carjacking. As he drove off, they opened fire, shooting him in the head. Miraculously, he survived, although the bullet lodged in his brain still threatened to leave him without his eyesight."