“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.
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Voting this morning, yay! My mom and I got in line around 6:40 am, and were finished voting and out of there around 8:00 am! Luckily, this is right across the street from us.
Handcuffed Celebrity of the Day: George Clooney, his father Nick, congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), and NAACP President Ben Jealous were among several people arrested this morning at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
The Associated Press reports that they were escorted to the back of a US Secret Service van.
Clooney has long been a vocal adversary of the government in Khartoum, which he accuses of perpetrating humanitarian crimes against its own people.
Earlier this week, Clooney spoke at a Congressional hearing, where he testified that “a campaign of murder” was taking place in Sudan, and warned of “a real humanitarian disaster” if something wasn’t done within the next few months.
THAT IS MY REPRESENTATIVE, FUCK YEAH!
Finally, news about a Virginia politician that I can be proud of—you GO, Jim Moran!