Più spot = meno voti


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conservative hardliners and tea-party activists saddled the Republicans with Senate candidates chosen for their ideological purity and fiscal ferocity, rather than their ability to appeal to voters in state-wide races. The night’s abject roll call for Republicans begins in Missouri, where the incumbent Democrat, Claire McAskill, had seemed doomed. That was until local Republicans defied their party establishment to nominate a fiercely social-conservative congressman, Todd Akin, as their candidate. Asked about his opposition to abortion even in cases of rape, Mr Akin suggested that the question did not arise, because in cases of “legitimate rape”, women’s bodies had ways to shut down any chance of pregnancy. In Indiana, another tea-party favourite, Richard Mourdock…  was fatally damaged by his own rigid opposition to abortion.

This is the future I want: a country that is better prepared for climate and environmental disasters, and is working proactively to mitigate global warming. Just like we have fire drills in school, we need to have evacuation plans and disaster preparedness kits. We must rely less on oil and more on alternative energy, and reduce carbon emissions by any means necessary…  Science matters… (Fonte)


We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened up by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. (Fonte)