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This 11-Year-Old Was Locked Up Trying to Cross the Border. Read the Heartfelt Letter She Sent Obama.

motherjones.com — On Tuesday, the nation's top immigration court allowed a Guatemalan woman who fled her abusive husband to petition for asylum in the United States. It's a landmark ruling that immigrant rights advocates hope will protect women who have escaped horrific marital violence in countries besides Guatemala.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @id_gordon: Read the letter an 11-year-old Honduran girl sent President Obama from immigration detention: bit.ly/1sR1adG pic.twitter.com/GfU6UE2rM0

Aug 29, 2014

RT @mtredden: Read the letter that an 11-year-old migrant wrote to Obama from detention—and get sad: bit.ly/1zQZzak pic.twitter.com/isMGIMFrjH

Aug 29, 2014

RT @mtredden: Read the letter that an 11-year-old migrant wrote to Obama from detention—and get sad: bit.ly/1zQZzak pic.twitter.com/isMGIMFrjH

Aug 29, 2014

RT @MotherJones: This 11-year-old was locked up trying to cross the border. Read the heartfelt letter she sent Obama. mojo.ly/1zPY8ZR

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Three Days in Rome

motherjones.com — On December 21, 2001, military officials and intelligence operatives from three nations-the United States, Italy, and Iran-made their separate ways to a commercial building set anonymously amid the shops, cafés, and fountains of Rome's bustling Piazza di Spagna, and disappeared inside.

Chart of the Day: When Women Fail, They Pay a Bigger Price Than Men

motherjones.com — The chart below is not part of a study that examines a statistically random set of data. It's quite informal, and probably suffers from some inherent sampling biases. Nonetheless, it's pretty astonishing: Here's the background: Kieran Snyder asked men and women working in the tech industry to share their performance reviews with her.
Aug 29, 2014

Chart of the Day: When Women Fail, They Pay a Bigger Price Than Men mojo.ly/1qMWy9O

There Are No Lessons of History

motherjones.com — Adam Gopnik argues that knowing history won't really help you understand the lessons of history. There are just too many of them, and you can always cherry pick whichever lesson supports the thing you wanted to do in the first place.

Top Immigration Court Hands Huge Win to Battered Women Seeking Asylum. Conservatives Freak Out.

motherjones.com — On Tuesday, the country's top immigration court ruled that some migrants escaping domestic violence may qualify for asylum in the US. The decision, from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), is a landmark: It's the first time that this court has recognized a protected group that primarily includes women.
Aug 29, 2014

Top immigration court hands huge win to battered women. Conservatives freak out. motherjones.com/politics/2014/… via @mtredden

Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

Strong work here by Molly Redden on significant immigration ruling that helps battered women: motherjones.com/politics/2014/… via @motherjones

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Quote of the Day: "We Don't Have a Strategy Yet."

motherjones.com — From President Obama, asked if he needs congressional approval to go into Syria: I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet. That's not going to go over well, is it?

Will Democrats Keep Control of the Senate This Year?

motherjones.com — Sam Wang of the Princeton Election Consortium thinks that Democrats have a 72 percent chance of retaining control of the Senate this year. Most other forecasting outfits think Republicans have a 60-70 percent chance of winning control. Why the difference? In most cases, added assumptions (i.e.

How Does a 9-Year-Old Come to Shoot a Fully Automatic Weapon?

motherjones.com — A 9-year-old in Arizona accidentally killed her gun instructor on Monday when the Uzi he was teaching her to fire recoiled out of her control and shot him in the head. A video of the incident shows 39-year-old Charles Vacca switching the gun into automatic mode, then standing at the girl's side as she pulls the trigger and the weapon's force wrenches her arm in his direction.
Aug 29, 2014

How does a 9-year-old come to shoot a fully automatic weapon? bit.ly/1qbAdml pic.twitter.com/HyhzNDP91L

Aug 28, 2014

A few years ago an 8-year-old died when a gun range let him fire a machine gun at pumpkins. motherjones.com/politics/2014/…

Aug 28, 2014

How on earth does a 9-year-old come to shoot a fully automatic weapon? motherjones.com/politics/2014/… via @motherjones

Aug 28, 2014

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