“Democrats need every one of those voters to turn out in November in unusually high numbers, and Keystone isn’t a fight worth picking with voters who care about the environment. At the same time, by not killing the pipeline outright, he leaves just that much hope for red state Democrats–not to mention something to fight the White House on. The political calculation isn’t hard to figure out. It isn’t even close.”—Joy Reid, It’s not hard to figure out why Obama is holding off on Keystone
“Governor, as you think about what you’re going to do with that bill on your desk, please take a moment to consider that punishment is no substitute for protection.”—Melissa Harris-Perry, in her “Open Letter” to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who will decide on whether to sign into a law a bill that would allow drug-addicted pregnant women to be prosecuted as criminals. WATCH.
“'In God We Trust.' But that goes both ways, governor. The way God works – at least in the Christian tradition, which you and 84% of Mississippians follow – the way God works is through his followers. “Feed my sheep,” Jesus said.
So when you put Mississippi in God’s hands, governor – you gotta hold up your end of the bargain.”—Melissa Harris-Perry, A letter to Phil Bryant about putting rights in God’s hands