Day: June 29, 2006

So…

Why is it that posts about blow jobs, religion and Wal-Mart are the ones that generate over 100 posts?

Common Sense Prevails

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…

I Give Up.

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.

Why are you a Democrat, again?

Dianne Feinstein can kiss my flag-buffed butt. (No, it’s true! I use flags for toilet paper! Not just paper ones, either. I scour antiques stores for cotton and silk flags, preferably ones flown either in battle or from the porches…

Supreme Court News

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…

Odds and Ends

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…

Confessions of Choice

How did I miss this on Sunday? One woman, now in her 40s, tells the story of her reproductive life: Two unintended pregnancies, one abortion, three births. I like this essay because it blurs the lines between “women who have…

Choice Words

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 Defense of the Working Girl

Megan O’Rourke has a very good take on Linda Hirshman’s new book: But—though I almost hate to say it—buried beneath Hirshman’s overblown rhetoric is a useful idea, now set out in a short book titled Get to Work: A Manifesto…

What’s Going On Here?

Yglesias: I never, ever, ever watch prime time cable news because it makes me want to kill extremely large numbers of people. Tragically, I walked through the door yesterday and my roommate already had Hardball on. There were two people…