A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
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Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says

Millennials’ politics are shaped by our dysfunctional system

Will an ethics scandal—and Jimmy Carter's grandson—bring Georgia's GOP governor down?

A new poll from Gallup shows that 63% of Americans say the country would be better governed with more female political leaders, which is up slightly from 57% in past polls in 1995 and 2000. But not everyone feels this way: While 78% of liberals as well as 78% of unmarried women think we need more female political leaders, only 46% of Republicans feel that having more women in office would result in better government, and almost one in five (19%) feel it would be worse.

Nearly Half Of Seattle’s Marijuana Citations Go To Homeless People

75%
That’s how many Americans don’t think they can live on the current minimum wage. It’s time to raise it.
usatoday:

Capital punishment across the United States.

usatoday:

Capital punishment across the United States.

Maryland insurance now covers transition-related care for trans state employees

gaywrites:

Transgender state employees in Maryland can now access transition-related healthcare under their state-provided insurance. 

The decision comes after 31-year-old Sailor Holobaugh sued the state when he was denied reimbursement for a mastectomy he got as part of his transition. Maryland is only the third state after Oregon and California to extend these rights to trans state employees. 

"It’s a pretty sweeping change," said Jer Welter, managing attorney at Free State Legal. "It is going from care for gender transition being completely, categorically excluded in all of the plans, to being fully covered under all of the plans."

Welter said a 2007 executive order by Gov. Martin O’Malley banning discrimination against transgender state employees set a clear precedent under which to challenge the health insurance carve out, and that officials at the state were more than willing to work with him to change the policy when they heard about Holobaugh’s case.

Woohoo! Way to go, Maryland! (For real, only three states do this?!) 

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.
And Jon Stewart is having none of it.
(GIFS via sandandglass)

micdotcom:

This is the face of someone who knows they’re running for President

Hillary Clinton, despite writing a book and traveling around America giving speeches, will not acknowledge that she’s running for higher office.

And Jon Stewart is having none of it.

(GIFS via sandandglass)

(via marbleflakes)

micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass) 

micdotcom:

Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

What the government is doing to fix it

(GIFs via sandandglass

(Source: sandandglass)

breakingnews:

Key Obamacare subsidies in 36 states struck down in court ruling
Washington Post: A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that people in 36 states that use the federal insurance exchange cannot receive tax subsidies under Obamacare.
The ruling, if upheld, could prove a major setback for President Obama’s health care law. 
Follow the latest at Breaking News. 
Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters via Washington Post

breakingnews:

Key Obamacare subsidies in 36 states struck down in court ruling

Washington PostA federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that people in 36 states that use the federal insurance exchange cannot receive tax subsidies under Obamacare.

The ruling, if upheld, could prove a major setback for President Obama’s health care law. 

Follow the latest at Breaking News

Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters via Washington Post

gaywrites:

It’s official! President Obama has signed an executive order granting workplace equality to LGBT federal workers. This is a historic day — but we’re not done yet. Next up, let’s enact workplace protections for every LGBT employee, everywhere in the country. gaywrites:

It’s official! President Obama has signed an executive order granting workplace equality to LGBT federal workers. This is a historic day — but we’re not done yet. Next up, let’s enact workplace protections for every LGBT employee, everywhere in the country. 

gaywrites:

It’s official! President Obama has signed an executive order granting workplace equality to LGBT federal workers. This is a historic day — but we’re not done yet. Next up, let’s enact workplace protections for every LGBT employee, everywhere in the country. 

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says