Photograph by Takashi, National Geographic Your Shot
Paragliders stipple the sky above Japan’s Mount Fuji in this picture by Your Shot member Takashi, who writes: “I was shooting from behind the takeoff field so as not to get in the way. I the moment when many paragliders gathered in the direction of the mountain—and got this shot.”
Photograph by Charlotte Goss, National Geographic Your Shot
“A great cloud of dust formed in the distance as we drove through the deserted Icelandic highlands,” writes Your Shot member Charlotte Goss. “We stopped the car and seized our cameras as the herd of Icelandic horses sped toward us. They watched us as we watched them, each of us surprised by the others’ presence. It was over in seconds, yet forever frozen with a single click.”
Senator Charles Shumer on CNN this morning said “the soul of the Democratic party is the economy, and the party is united on the economy.” He’s right about the first part, but there’s no unity. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive senators are fighting for average working people. They opposed the spending bill that passed the Senate yesterday, which allows big Wall Street banks to gamble once again with commercially-insured bank deposits, thereby inviting another bailout of the Street, and allows the fattest cats, many of them on the Street, to write checks for more than a million dollars in an election cycle. Other Democrats, including the President, capitulated. There’s no unity in the party. There are two Democratic parties: the party of FDR, LBJ, Ted Kennedy, and Paul Wellstone; and the party of the corporate-financial complex.