Day: June 15, 2006

Oh, This Will Not Go Well

Interesting post by Nathan Newman at TPM Cafe on what happens when the Supreme Court’s new no-knock doctrine meets the Castle doctrine. It’s short, so here it is in its entirety: Two conservative legal doctrines are on a collision course.…

Cher’s So Cool

She visits Walter Reed. She calls anonymously into C-SPAN. And she attends hearings on the effectiveness of soldiers’ helmets: WASHINGTON – The subject was whether to modify helmets for U.S. soldiers in Iraq, but all eyes were on Cher. As…

Mission Accomplished

No, really! This is not a USS Lincoln moment. Lauren’s going to BlogHer thanks to the generous donations of about 50 people. She’s even going to be spending some time chez Chris Clarke. Thanks to all who helped get her…

Placebo

I have to blog light today, but I wanted to write briefly on this article from the SF Chronicle: Prozac is one of the antidepressants often used to treat anorexia, but researchers found it didn’t stop young women from resuming…

Promises, Promises

5,000 units of public housing are to be razed in New Orleans, and there doesn’t appear to be any firm plan to ensure that the residents of those units are guaranteed spots in the new housing units that are planned…

Why CNN Needs to Pay More Attention

So a family-court judge in Reno, Chuck Weller, was shot through a courtroom window Monday by a disgruntled custody-seeking father, and here’s who CNN interviews about the incident: Garret Idle went before Weller in 2005 seeking to increase his visitation…

And She’s a Natalist, Too!

So I followed the link in Jill’s post to the poor-me Emily Yoffe article in which she whines that childfree people hate her and she’s rilly rilly just trying to help the poor benighted childfree couple see how very fun…

The Nomad Fatwas, Edition One: “Life”

Explanation of The Nomad Fatwas, from Eteraz: The Nomad Fatwas is an alliance of free-thinking blogs and a carnival simultaneously. Every two weeks myself and nine other blog-friends of mine will circulate one older post each on a theme chosen…

Scorn for Parenthood

Give me a friggin break. The situation is this: Emily Yoffe, better known as Dear Prudence on Slate, received a letter from a happily married childfree-by-choice couple asking for advice on how to deal with pushy people who questioned their…

File Under “Duh”

The U.S. doesn’t have the greatest international image. Who woulda guessed? Favorable views of the United States dropped sharply over the past year in Spain, where only 23 percent said they had a positive opinion, down from 41 percent last…