Day: February 21, 2006

Mind the (Baby) Gap

Jill touched on this in the Daily Outrage post, but I wanted to expand on it further. Via the inimitable Twisty, an article from a newspaper in Qatar(!) about the handwringing going on in Britain because the young wimmins aren’t…

Censorship!

They were pissed when the cigarette was removed from the hand of Clement Hurd, illustrator of Goodnight Moon. They cried “free speech” and claimed that we shouldn’t censor what we publish in our newspapers because it might offend someone’s delicate…

Running in Heels

On cobblestone. For cash. Sponsored by Glamour Magazine, which apparently enjoys torturing its readers with sadistic footwear and a contest that’s likely to leave at least a few of them with broken ankles. Lovely. Who says women’s magazines are anti-feminist?…

“Tolerance” As Social Control

Jane Smiley has an interesting piece in the Huffington Post in response to a post by Mark Joseph calling Anne Lamott’s passionate defense of her pro-choice beliefs “intolerant.” Leftist Christians, like Lamott, are supposed to be “tolerant”, which means, I…

The Saintly Sinner

I am obsessed with the New Yorker. It’s the only magazine I subscribe to, and I read it cover to cover every week. Every week, I find something that I want to blog about, but I’m usually too lazy to…

Defining “Cruel and Unusual”

Speaking of things not delineated in the Constitution, how do we define “cruel and unusual punishment” when the method of punishment is one that wasn’t around in the Founders’ time? One example comes out of California today, as doctors there…