Oh look white women still make more than literally every other demographic except white men, but yea wut is intersectionality amirite?
Mother Jones contributor Jacob Blickenstaff went to SXSW and came back with these awesome photos of musicians in local Austin hangouts. See the whole photoset.
From top:Toro Y Moi backstage at Red 7.
Anamanaguchi with pedicab driver, East 6th Street.
Lucius, backstage at “South by San Jose,” San Jose Hotel.Daniel Romano with band, outside Threadgill’s.
Ra Ra Riot at La Quinta Inn.
Gun laws in the US, state by state: President Obama has indicated a move towards strengthening federal gun control measures, but the reality is that the majority of gun legislation in the US is enacted at the state level. That has brought broad variations across the country, with states taking different approaches to issues ranging from sales, permits, licensing, self-defence and carry laws
Seven key points about the data: Weapons laws can vary dramatically from state to state. Here are the key findings we collected while building our interactive
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Most media attention paid to Afghanistan this month revolved around a scandal involving General David Petraeus and General John Allen, the two most recent U.S. military commanders there. However, that scandal has had little or no impact on daily life in Afghanistan. Of greater concern there is the continued insecurity. As the 2014 withdrawal of NATO troops approaches, people are leaving Afghanistan at a higher rate than they have since 2002. Iran and Saudi Arabia, rivals for regional influence, are making investments in the country’s infrastructure, each hoping to be the stronger partner after 2014. But it’s far from clear what the future will bring. These photos show just a glimpse of this conflict over the past month, part of the ongoing series here on Afghanistan.
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