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So, I’m trying to decide how much this photo is a brilliant slam on the GOP or it’s just a gratuitous bit of sexism. If the target of the piece (and the headline) was the party and its war on women and reproductive rights, that would be one thing. Instead however, the focus is Republican women themselves. That being the case, isn’t the photo just taking the opportunity to cast GOP females, at least the younger set, are just a bunch of air heads looking to go shopping and get their hair done? (…Or perhaps there’s supposed to be a little more subtlety between the dumb blondes and the brunette who’s more dialed in?)

 

via: Republican Women Play Down Social Issues (NYT)


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So, I’m trying to decide how much this photo is a brilliant slam on the GOP or it’s just a gratuitous bit of sexism. If the target of the piece (and the headline) was the party and its war on women and reproductive rights, that would be one thing. Instead however, the focus is Republican women themselves. That being the case, isn’t the photo just taking the opportunity to cast GOP females, at least the younger set, are just a bunch of air heads looking to go shopping and get their hair done? (…Or perhaps there’s supposed to be a little more subtlety between the dumb blondes and the brunette who’s more dialed in?)

via: Republican Women Play Down Social Issues (NYT)

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Why do we need to make Aung San Suu Kyi cuter and cuddlier? I don’t entirely understand it and can only guess it’s what the media wants to reflect now that she is free (or more free than she was). It’s almost as if her accomplishments aren’t enough (when they are).
via The New York Times Lens
(credit: Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images  caption: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s opposition movement, received an honorary degree at Oxford University in England. She studied at Oxford in the 1970s.)
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Why do we need to make Aung San Suu Kyi cuter and cuddlier? I don’t entirely understand it and can only guess it’s what the media wants to reflect now that she is free (or more free than she was). It’s almost as if her accomplishments aren’t enough (when they are).

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images caption: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s opposition movement, received an honorary degree at Oxford University in England. She studied at Oxford in the 1970s.)

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It’s interesting that, for a person generally considered to be handsome (or at least distinguished) looking, he’s not particularly photogenic. 
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(Top photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption:  Mitt Romney, addressing a Business Roundtable luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, said the Obama administration had pursued the most “antibusiness” policies in modern American history.)
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It’s interesting that, for a person generally considered to be handsome (or at least distinguished) looking, he’s not particularly photogenic.

via The New York Times Lens

(Top photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption: Mitt Romney, addressing a Business Roundtable luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, said the Obama administration had pursued the most “antibusiness” policies in modern American history.)

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Higher education is the new Big Oil and this state university president is one of the few to object to high costs and long term indebtedness. Good luck with that.
via The New York Times 
(credit: Andrew Spear/The New York Times caption: E. Gordon Gee, the Ohio State University president, says public colleges and universities need a new model to pay for the costs of education, beyond sticking students with higher tuition and greater debt. “The notion that universities can do business the very same way has to stop,” Mr. Gee said. .)
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Higher education is the new Big Oil and this state university president is one of the few to object to high costs and long term indebtedness. Good luck with that.

via The New York Times

(credit: Andrew Spear/The New York Times caption: E. Gordon Gee, the Ohio State University president, says public colleges and universities need a new model to pay for the costs of education, beyond sticking students with higher tuition and greater debt. “The notion that universities can do business the very same way has to stop,” Mr. Gee said. .)

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Why is it we see so few unflattering photos of Obama? Is it because he’s “always on” or simply photogenic? I don’t know, but this rare unflattering photo of the President (in which the lighting also makes his skin tone seem to be darker than real life) is notable for its uniqueness. 
via The New York Times
(credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times caption: On his trip to New York City on Monday, Mr. Obama made stops at two fund-raisers, this one at the Rubin Museum of Art. His campaign took in $25.7 million in April, a drop of about $10 million from March, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday afternoon.)
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Why is it we see so few unflattering photos of Obama? Is it because he’s “always on” or simply photogenic? I don’t know, but this rare unflattering photo of the President (in which the lighting also makes his skin tone seem to be darker than real life) is notable for its uniqueness.

via The New York Times

(credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times caption: On his trip to New York City on Monday, Mr. Obama made stops at two fund-raisers, this one at the Rubin Museum of Art. His campaign took in $25.7 million in April, a drop of about $10 million from March, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday afternoon.)

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Michigan is going to be tough going for Romney. Well, maybe not, now that it’s clear Romney, not President Obama, saved Detroit. 
What, you say that’s hogwash? I’m just going to cheer louder. 
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(credit: Jae C. Hong/The New York Times caption:  Betty Merrow, 79, cheering Tuesday for Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee, at a campaign stop in Lansing, Michigan.)
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Michigan is going to be tough going for Romney. Well, maybe not, now that it’s clear Romney, not President Obama, saved Detroit.

What, you say that’s hogwash? I’m just going to cheer louder.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Jae C. Hong/The New York Times caption: Betty Merrow, 79, cheering Tuesday for Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee, at a campaign stop in Lansing, Michigan.)

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Inside-the Beltway shot of the day. 
Well known political handlers watch the Obama’s rally and become just one of the elements of the presidential campaign performance, right up there with supporters, signs, and a marching band. 
via The New York Times
(credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption:  White House and campaign staff members, including, from right, Jon Favreau, David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Jay Carney and Jim Messina, watched offstage as President Obama formally kicked off his re-election campaign in Columbus on Saturday.)
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Inside-the Beltway shot of the day.

Well known political handlers watch the Obama’s rally and become just one of the elements of the presidential campaign performance, right up there with supporters, signs, and a marching band.

via The New York Times

(credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption: White House and campaign staff members, including, from right, Jon Favreau, David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Jay Carney and Jim Messina, watched offstage as President Obama formally kicked off his re-election campaign in Columbus on Saturday.)

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Occupy teams with AIDS activists in a New York protest. We’ve all been looking for what the Occupy movement will come up with for warmer weather and perhaps, judging by this photo and its caption, Occupy will occupy all other social justice causes. it will certainly boost their membership and reception.
via  The New York Times Lens
(credit:  Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters  caption: The police arrested a protester Wednesday near the New York Stock Exchange during a rally by AIDS activists and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.)
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Occupy teams with AIDS activists in a New York protest. We’ve all been looking for what the Occupy movement will come up with for warmer weather and perhaps, judging by this photo and its caption, Occupy will occupy all other social justice causes. it will certainly boost their membership and reception.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters caption: The police arrested a protester Wednesday near the New York Stock Exchange during a rally by AIDS activists and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.)

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If there’s an iconic shot from today’s OWS face off, it’s the kinetic one of NYPD’s long sticks. (Kinetic meaning, in use.)

From City Room: Protesters and Officers Clash Near Wall Street and in Zuccotti Park

(photo: Robt Stolarik/NY Times caption: Officers with batons moved on the crowd on Beaver Street near Broad Street.)
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If there’s an iconic shot from today’s OWS face off, it’s the kinetic one of NYPD’s long sticks. (Kinetic meaning, in use.)

From City Room: Protesters and Officers Clash Near Wall Street and in Zuccotti Park

(photo: Robt Stolarik/NY Times caption: Officers with batons moved on the crowd on Beaver Street near Broad Street.)

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