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.
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ravensmuse:

One of the things that a LOT of progressives have a problem with is classism. “DON’T SHOP AT WALMART! Buy local and organic!” etc. and they totally fail at realizing some people can’t afford other options, if they have options at all. Our struggles are different. Do what you can when you can. Raise awareness. But stop assuming everyone has the same opportunities and abilities.

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4 Reasons The Pew Millennials Report Should Worry Democrats, Too

A new survey of Americans aged 18 to 32 includes some troubling news for the GOP. But the findings also suggest that few millennials see big differences between the two major parties.
  1. Millennials Are Less Attached To The Democratic Party Label

  2. Millennials Are No More Liberal On Gun Control And Abortion

  3. Fewer Millennials See Big Differences Between The Parties

  4. Millennials Are As Skeptical Of Obamacare As Older Generations


Tipping is a repugnant custom,” vented Slate columnist Brian Palmer last year. “It’s bad for consumers and terrible for workers. Tipping does not incentivize hard work. Tipping isn’t even good for restaurants, because the legal morass surrounding gratuities results in scores of expensive lawsuits.”

Tipping is a repugnant custom,” vented Slate columnist Brian Palmer last year. “It’s bad for consumers and terrible for workers. Tipping does not incentivize hard work. Tipping isn’t even good for restaurants, because the legal morass surrounding gratuities results in scores of expensive lawsuits.”

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city

With an influx of rich people and exodus of poor and middle class, a less liberal San Francisco could soon emerge

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city

With an influx of rich people and exodus of poor and middle class, a less liberal San Francisco could soon emerge

Seattle as liberal bastion? Think again

Poll: Americans Identifying As Liberal Reaches New High

The percentage of Americans identifying as liberal ticked up to a new record high, according to a new poll released Friday.

The new Gallup poll found that 23 percent of Americans identify as liberals, the highest number since Gallup started asking the question in its current form in 1992. 

Meet the former Microsoft employee who wants to liberate liberal data

Move over, de Blasio: Meet the big-city mayor vowing to get his city a $15 minimum wage

Millennials are the leftiest generation since FDR

Millennials are the leftiest generation since FDR

Corporate Democrats freak out over Elizabeth Warren threat

Study suggests Occupy Wall Street movement undone by liberals’ need to feel unique

“The inability of liberal Occupy Wall Street protestors to achieve consensus on vital issues ultimately contributed to the movement’s failure to develop solidarity and enact political change,” the researchers wrote in a study published Nov. 18 in Psychological Science.

That’s because liberals tend to think they’re each unique in their ideology, while conservatives and moderates have the perception that most other people think the way they do, concluded researchers Chadly Stern, Tessa V. West and Peter G. Schmitt.

Why even atheists should be praying for Pope Francis

Ohio Dem plans conversion therapy ban