Day: September 22, 2005

Delurking Followup

You guys showed a far wider demographic spread than I ever imagined in work, age, gender, location, and political bent. Jill and I are grateful to have you here even if you do stay in the shadows. Part of me…

Any Woman Will Not Do

Ruth Bader Ginsberg does not want to be the only female justice on the Supreme Court. But, she says, “Any woman will not do.” There are “some women who might be appointed who would not advance human rights or women’s…

Purging the Poor

Naomi Klein is a must-read this week, as she rakes through the racial and socioeconomic politics of the new New Orleans. Wearing a donated pink T-shirt with an age-inappropriate slogan (“It’s the hidden little Tiki spot where the island boys…

Hijab Barbie

Well, not Barbie exactly — Fulla, and she’s a best-seller in the Mideast. She has the same, uh, “dimensions” as Barbie, but darker hair and features. She comes complete with a hijab, a prayer rug, and solid traditional values. Fulla…

Presidential Protection

China will be selling “Clinton” and “Lewinsky” brand condoms — his go for $3.70, hers for $2.25 (ouch). We chose the name because we think Clinton is a symbol of success and a man of responsibility. And Lewinsky is a…