1. Insanely Rich People Will Finally Have Their Voice Heard In Politics — SCOTUS Ends Limits On Campaign Contributions
In a 5-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the limits on campaign contributions that were infringing upon our nation's wealthiest citizens' constitutional right to throw obscene amounts of money at elections until they just get what they want. Democracy lives!
SCOTUS: "Why should there be limits on indiv. campaign contributions? Yankees have way more money than other teams and everyone LOVES them!"— Aaron Fullerton (@AaronFullerton) April 2, 2014
2. Chile Experiences Earthquake Nearly Powerful Enough To Receive Modicum Of Attention From U.S.
An 8.2 magnitude earthquake just off the coast of Chile—which caused 8-foot waves in addition to devastating fires and crippling power outages—came this close to catching the attention of U.S. citizens who are still reeling from the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that knocked some merchandise off Los Angeles store shelves and inspired many humorous tweets last week.
"An 8.2 earthquake rocks Chile. And speaking of earthquakes where on EARTH is that plane??" - CNN— Aaron Blitzstein (@BlitznBeans) April 2, 2014