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Why is it that posts about blow jobs, religion and Wal-Mart are the ones that generate over 100 posts?...read more
The federal advisory panel looking at the HPV vaccine has recommended, unanimously, that 11- and 12-year-old girls be routinely vaccinated, with vaccinations for girls as young as 9 up to the discretion of parents and doctors. ATLANTA – Taking up a sensitive issue among religious conservatives, an influential government advisory panel Thursday recommended that 11- [...]...read more
I know I said I’d post about Hamdan when I got a chance to read it, but I haven’t, and anyway Glenn Greenwald has it covered. As does Scott....read more
Just a quick post, since the big boss has finally taken note of my existence and has given me direct assignments for the first time in two years: The Supreme Court released its decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the big Guantanamo Bay case, ruling that military tribunals for at least 10 suspects at Gitmo are [...]...read more
Caring for the People Who Care for our Children: I wonder what the “we love babies” crowd would say to this? Childcare workers deserve better pay and better treatment. Period. A Japanese university is dispatching female students as “angels” to increase girls’ interest in science. Very cool. Thanks to Cara for the link. Montana Right-to-Life [...]...read more
In response to this article on TomPaine.com, Lynn Harris at Broadsheet asks if it isn’t time to change the term “pro-choice” to something a little more accurate: “Choice” sounds to me like what you make between baked and mashed, when in reality these matters are life and death. “Choice” sounds — to the opposition, or [...]...read more