Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daily Blend: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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U.S. President Barack Obama (addressing the U.N.)
Pres. Barack Obama

Sorry for the repeated link dumps, only there’s this awesome story I just … must … finish …

  • President Obama [pictured] finally proposes some basic, obvious, commonsensical gun control regulations.
    (via Pharyngula)

  • … Which, of course, means he’s out to disarm Americans to make it easier for the government to kill them all! (Seriously, Vox, take a toke.)

  • California lawmakers present bill to fix ridiculous legal loophole used to exculpate rapists posing as someone’s partner.

  • Radley Balko has a great write-up about the inordinate and dangerous amount of power and immunity granted to U.S. prosecutors.

  • And finally, I don’t agree with everything in it, but Robert Brockway at Cracked has an interesting piece about the U.S.’s culture of glorified violence and the role of videogames as a symptom.

  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.