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Mère Colère contre Mère Courage. LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Claire Guillot L'été en séries : Ce que l'on croit voir… 5/6.

Mère Colère contre Mère Courage

La Mère migrante, la vraie, n'a jamais correspondu à sa légende, et n'a jamais apprécié d'être réduite à un symbole. Cette femme au visage marqué et au geste inquiet, qui serre contre elle ses trois enfants en haillons, a été photographiée par Dorothea Lange en 1936 au camp de Nipomo, en Californie. Incarnation du dénuement mais aussi du courage, elle a fini par symboliser la Grande Dépression américaine et la résilience d'une nation face à la crise.

Roy Stryker, employeur de Dorothea Lange à la Farm and Security Administration (FSA), voyait même en elle une madone universelle : "Elle a toute la souffrance de l'humanité mais sa persévérance aussi. Dorothea Lange avait été recrutée par la Resettlement Administration, future FSA, pour illustrer l'action du gouvernement en faveur des travailleurs agricoles migrants. Son nom n'émergera que quarante ans plus tard. The Chutzpah Caucus. Yet calls for a reversal of the destructive turn toward austerity are still having a hard time getting through.

The Chutzpah Caucus

Partly that reflects vested interests, for austerity policies serve the interests of wealthy creditors; partly it reflects the unwillingness of influential people to admit being wrong. Obama’s Morehouse speech: Why did he say “Be the best husband to … your boyfriend”? President Obama hosts a reception in honor of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month on June 15, 2012, shortly after declaring his support for same-sex marriage Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Sunday, President Obama gave a commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Obama’s Morehouse speech: Why did he say “Be the best husband to … your boyfriend”?

F2C2012: Aaron Swartz keynote - "How we stopped SOPA" This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For. Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For

Etats-Unis : de Roosevelt à Obama. Novembre 2008 ne fut pas une victoire éphémère.

Etats-Unis : de Roosevelt à Obama

Quatre ans plus tard, Barack Obama est réélu pour un second mandat. Personnalité de l’année. Obama Photographer Souza on Documenting Presidency in Digital Era. I Am Not Big Brother. I’VE grown accustomed to reading inaccurate accounts of my day job.

I Am Not Big Brother

Required reading for 2012 election: The best stories about the Obama and Romney contest. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images.

Required reading for 2012 election: The best stories about the Obama and Romney contest

Now That's What I Call Gerrymandering! Americans woke up on November 7 having elected a Democratic president, expanded the Democratic majority in the Senate, and preserved the Republican majority in the House.

Now That's What I Call Gerrymandering!

That's not what they voted for, though. Most Americans voted for Democratic representation in the House. Election Day in America - The Big Picture. Ballotpedia. Electoral Votes by State - For 2012. Democrats Lose Control of Wisconsin State Senate, Leaving Republicans With Full Control Again. Election night was a good night for national Democrats; President Obama won reelection, and Democrats gained two seats in the Senate.

Democrats Lose Control of Wisconsin State Senate, Leaving Republicans With Full Control Again

The news was not as good for local Democrats in Wisconsin, though, who lost their hard-fought majority in the Wisconsin State Senate, the only thing standing between Governor Scott Walker and Republicans' full control of the Wisconsin Legislature. Of the 33 Senate seats, 11 were up for election on Tuesday. Five Democratic incumbents and four Republican incumbents kept their seats. Direct Democracy: Results of Ballot Propositions Across the Country. Across the country in states that allow for citizen lawmaking through ballot propositions, yesterday voters in many states had a direct say in the laws that govern them.

Direct Democracy: Results of Ballot Propositions Across the Country

There were 188 measures on the ballot in 38 states. Below we review the official, unconfirmed election results of some of the key propositions. Join the conversation on Facebook and tell us about other important propositions in your state. California Rejects GMO Labeling.

Elizabeth Warren

President Map. Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race. As Americans’ modes of communication change, the techniques that produce the most accurate polls seems to be changing as well. In last Tuesday’s presidential election, a number of polling firms that conduct their surveys online had strong results. Mitt Romney, Class Warrior. When you think of class warfare, you probably think of inciting anger, resentment and jealousy among the have-nots against the haves. That’s what Mr. Romney has accused Mr. Mitt Romney and the Fundamental Unseriousness of Cutting Arts Funding.

By Alyssa Rosenberg on August 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm "Mitt Romney And The Fundamental Unseriousness Of Cutting Arts Funding" Mitt Romney started the primary campaign by suggesting that federal arts funding should be cut in half. Think Again: Obama's New Deal - By Michael Grunwald. "Obama's Stimulus Package Was an Epic Failure That Haunted His Presidency. " No. U.S. President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill was certainly a political failure. Obama signed it during his first month in office, cutting taxes for more than 95 percent of American workers, while pouring cash into health care, education, energy, infrastructure, and aid to victims of the Great Recession.

The Simpsons attacks Romney with Mr. Burns and Seamus the dog. (VIDEO) Back in September, we noted that the voting-booth goof The Simpsons used in a promo for its Halloween episode was a bit more politically pointed than the one they ran four years before, when Obama was pitted against McCain. While the 2008 version mostly had its fun at the expense of electronic voting machines, the 2012 edition made jokes about Mormonism, Romney’s tax returns, and the former Governor’s flip-flopping on healthcare reform. Mutt Romney Blues by The New Yorker. Mitt Romney paid taxes at a rate of at least 13 percent. And he’s proud to say so. Can we stand back and pause a short minute to take in the spectacle of a man who wants to be President of The United States, who wants us to seriously regard him as a paragon of the American civic ideal, declaiming proudly and in public that he has paid his taxes at a third of the rate normally associated with gentlemen of his economic benefit.

Mitt Romney Tells 26,000 Americans They Didn’t Die. When he appeared on 60 Minutes in September, Mitt Romney shocked many Americans when he claimed that Americans do not die for a lack of insurance. Racism Tinges Opposition To Obamacare. The New Yorker’s Endorsement of Barack Obama. Les limites du pouvoir présidentiel. Let My People Vote 2012 - Get Nana A Gun. 10 Questions Romney Should Answer About His Taxes. By Guest Contributor on September 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm "10 Questions Romney Should Answer About His Taxes" Our guest blogger is Seth Hanlon, Director of Fiscal Reform at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

On Friday afternoon, the Romney campaign released the candidate’s 2011 tax return, which showed that he paid a tax rate of approximately 14 percent on more than $13 million of reported income. The Powerless Presidency. Last Friday’s press conference by Barack Obama marked the end of an era. NBCNews.com video: Romney plays tax games with 2011 return. 'Surprise' Clint Eastwood Speech Features Bizarre Conversation. By Josh Israel on August 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm. Obama plays up love of beer to ferment coalition of the swilling. The Agenda. Oop.it. Open Prep: 15 Things to Read, See and Hear About Paul Ryan. 12 Things You Should Know About Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. Progress Reports - ThinkProgress.

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Obama, D'Souza and Anti-Colonialism. Genre. TPM Electoral Scoreboard. Gun. WHAT SHOULD SCHLEPPERS CALL ME. Sheldon.