So much love and respect for my home state right now.
Fun times exploring what our lawmakers actually did this session. It’s interesting to see which bills Dayton vetoed that also had bipartisan support.
Browse bills by category, see what Dayton vetoed, and find out what your legislators were up to this session.
What is the personal misconduct here? That they besmirched the reputation of the United States and endangered the President by dallying with sex workers? That they used US tax dollars to stay in a five star hotel and live the high life with a party so loud that it apparently disrupted other guests? That they failed to set a good example for the residents of Colombia, that ‘lesser’ and ‘inferior’ nation?
Or that they carelessly flexed their muscles as the colonisers, as the abusers, as the takers?
We know nothing about the women involved in this scandal; they are the faceless ‘prostitutes’ and we need know nothing more about them. They don’t matter; they aren’t human beings, women with lives and careers of their own. In every story they are simply the vehicle for the shame and embarrassment. How awkward for the US Secret Service, to be caught with whores.
Disposable women. Chiquitas!
We are all in danger here.
Flavia talks about the desecration and violation of nameless brown bodies, the treatment of these bodies as things, the objectification of women who are inhuman by virtue of who they are: This is what she means when she talks about this.
That we, the coloniser, should enter the colonial subject and take what we will.
Today we launched an interactive timeline of Michele Bachmann’s rise to infamy.
Click through to see more amazing photos like this one — and a comprehensive collection of milestones, videos, strange trivia and more.
Get to know your first-term legislators.
Through this treemap you can see how many bills a lawmaker has introduced, a summary of each bill, a snazzy photo, and more.
Our WebDev team (props to Jeff Severns Guntzel and Kevin Schaul) built this super informative app. I could spend all day looking at the awesome headshots. And, you know, the policy information. That, too.