Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 − 5 December 2013)
I ‘shopped the congressional leadership into old-timey parliamentary robes and wigs for Eric Black’s MinnPost piece on how the economic shutdown would not have occurred under if the U.S. had a parliament.
Illustration by Brian Barber
[R.T. Rybak] recalled he was a reporter at the Star Tribune 35 years ago, when the city’s police department was still conducting raids on the bath-houses on Hennepin Avenue. (The bath-houses were among the few places gays could freely congregate.)
Now, as mayor, he was the officiant of the marriage of the city’s police chief, Janee Harteau, and her longtime partner, Holly Keegel, a sergeant on the Minneapolis police force.
Always happy when I can get more illustration on MinnPost. Brian Barber is a Duluth illustrator and you can view more of his wonderful work here.
Melissa Harris-Perry, Serena Williams, it’s never good to blame a rape survivor (via msnbc)
Very powerful piece by Melissa Harris-Perry.
Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and scientifically interesting phenomena.
Sorry, but I look at at least two of these photos and all I can think of is “Aw, there’s about to be a tornado*.”
*bubbly clouds is a sign
Possible alien invasion hovering over the wind turbines? These are amazing.