Day: July 19, 2006

Geddit? GEDDIT?

Kevin linked this statement from UBUNTU, and I’m just gonna highlight this part: A priest, a rabbi, and a nun walk into a bar. They sit down and the bartender tells them that the best joke gets a beer on…

The “Ghetto Tax”

The Brookings Institution has issued a report documenting what people who live in the “ghetto” already know: it’s expensive to be one of the urban poor: Drivers from low-income neighborhoods of New York, Hartford and Baltimore, insuring identical cars and…

I Give Them Six Months

Yesterday’s Cary Tennis column is a doozy, starting with the headline: I suspect my wife’s “miscarriage” was not spontaneous Oh, that just speaks of a strong, healthy relationship, dunnit?

The Mommy Diaries

What happens when New York City women go online and create their own mommy-centered community? A lot of rage, frustration and class warfare. My feelings echo Rebecca Traister’s: There is so much to say about Emily Nussbaum’s New York magazine…

Newsflash: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie to Women

No surprise here, but I’m glad that Congress is finally catching on. Federally funded “pregnancy resource centers” are incorrectly telling women that abortion results in an increased risk of breast cancer, infertility and deep psychological trauma, a minority congressional report…

Reading Comprehension 101

Or, Ms. Jill takes on the issue of anti-choice terrorism and the right-wingers who laugh it off. SAT Question 1: If 1, 2, y, and z are listed under the heading “Letters and Numbers,” it should be properly concluded that:…