There are 5,000 delegates at DNC2012.
There are 15,000 journalists.
Dana Milbank is one of them, thank goodness.
side note: ironically, that’s roughly the amount I owe in student loans.
Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
By Twilight Greenaway, grist.org
Fewer than one in five get treatment for drug problems, U.N. says
Emily Alpert in Los Angeles, latimes.com
To help every person on the globe struggling with drugs, more than $200 billion would be needed — far more than the world actually spends, the United Nations said Tuesday in a new report.
That shortfall, along with stigma agai…
Photo by U.K. Department for International Development.
The outcome document for this week’s Rio+20 summit is 49 pages long. Some 23,917 words.
Women were mentioned in less than 0.01 percent of the text. And only two of the 283…
Walter Mackey, thoughtcatalog.com
Move your hands like this. Do things that you do every day and start doing them every other day. Brush your teeth on weekends. Brush your hair once a month. Listen to Bach instead of Brand New. Take up the bassoon and donate to a charity that…
When I graduate with a journalism degree
I’m hoping for:
But I’m expecting:
Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo, slate.com
Violence against women has been on the rise in the last decade in Latin America, from Mexico to Colombia, down south to Argentina. In 2009, sexual harassment on Mexico City buses was so out of control women-only bus lines had to be…