Day: January 31, 2006

How Can This Be?

UMass bans drinking games. Okay, at least they have Amherst and Northampton to go out in, if they can’t drink on campus, and maybe perhaps I’m letting my own experience at UConn, where there was pretty much nothing else to…

PBA Ban Unconstitutional. Again.

Figure it out, kids (pdf). The Ninth Circuit Court ruled on Planned Parenthood v. Gonzalez, and, unsurprisingly, that the so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban is illegal. According to the FindLaw summary: Planned Parenthood v. Gonzales, No. 04-16621 (9th Cir. January…

Dying to Avoid Rape

Female soldiers in Iraq are having to make an impossible choice: Risk being raped , or risk dying of dehydration. Many of them have ended up dead. In a startling revelation, the former commander of Abu Ghraib prison testified that…