Politicians shouldn’t be celebrities. They should live a hermit lifestyle, spend all their time ruminating over facts, figures and potential policies and eat nothing other than watercress sandwiches (using watercress they themselves have grown.)

Anything more than this is dereliction of duty if you ask me.

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Surprise! America’s elected officials are blindingly white and male

White men make up just 31% of the American population, but hold 65% of public elected offices, according to a jarring new study released by the Reflective Democracy Campaign, a project of the Women Donors Network. Women, despite comprising more than half the population, fill only 29% of the 42,000 local, state and national offices surveyed.

The race ratio is even worse. | Follow micdotcom

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Whats Happening in Mexico. Why we say #YaMeCanse

Please, if your language is English, please, watch this. This is a part of everything that Mexico is suffering…

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New app shows the politicians you support when buying your favorite brands 

As the controversies over companies such as Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby have shown, you might be surprised to learn about the politics of your favorite retailers and franchises. But if you’re uncomfortable with indirectly supporting causes and politicians, you can always start a personal boycott — and a new smartphone app is making it easier for you to do just that. 

Here’s where your money is going | Follow micdotcom