Wednesday Link-Off: Power and Politics

taylor-swift-glamouruk15-01Politics isn’t an easy arena to be in. Unless you’re exceptionally popular or just happen to luck into it, chances are that more than half of your constituents will disagree with whatever you do or say. I can’t say that I can understand how someone could hate themselves so much to put up with it unless they legitimately think they can help people more than the next man. Of course, if you aren’t in it for public service, I won’t vote for you. I can think of plenty of politicians who I wouldn’t vote for.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for us to do the links. Considering the controversial nature of politics, it’s only fitting that the controversial Taylor Swift opens up this post.

Amid the coverage of the Baltimore riots on Fox News, Shep Smith once again proves that he is the station’s only voice of reason. (Salon)

The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments to decide if gay marriage should be legalized in America. Support for it has increased by 50% since 1988. (Washington Post)

Watch out, Hilary! Bernie Sanders is coming for you! (VPR)

The Republican Party was once about peace through strength. It’s lost its way. (The American Conservative)

Bill Maher has the best solution for dealing with religion: Laughing at it. (Salon)

Want potholes fixed in your town? Highlight them with penis drawings. (BBC Newsbeat)

The unsung hero of #GiveDivasAChance is WWE’s only female trainer Sara Del Rey who has turned the NXT women’s division into must-watch TV. (Vice)

Who doesn’t want an oral history of Andy Barker, P.I.? (Uproxx)

Apparently Adam Sandler makes three types of movies. No, the categories are not bad, worse and shite. (FiveThirtyEight)

Columnist Michael Deeds makes his first trip to Chuck E. Cheese. (Idaho Statesman)

And let’s end with another controversial take. Keith Olbermann thinks you should boycott the NFL Draft and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight this week. I agree.

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