Day: April 16, 2007

Bingo!

I’ve been threatening for some time to make up cards for troll bingo, but just never got around to it (plus, I lack the necessary technological skills). But now, Lauredhel at Hoyden About Town has beat me to the punch…

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Sorry this is late, folks! Just got back home a few hours ago; my flight out of Toronto was canceled Sunday night due to Biblical-type weather in New York shutting down the airports. Even though I got on a relatively…

Take Back the Blog!

Bruce at Crablaw is hosting Take Back the Blog! Blogswarm on April 28th. Bruce says: As announced, this page will host the April 28, 2007 Take Back the Blog! Blogswarm in support of the rights of women to participate fully…

31 Dead at Virginia Tech

There’s really nothing to say about this other than it’s incredibly sad. And it’s the deadliest campus shooting in American history. I hope you’ll take a moment to send prayers or kind thoughts to the people at Virginia Tech, and…

Bob Herbert on Imus

Copied in full for those without TimesSelect: People in positions of great power are the ones who define those who are relatively lacking in power. So when Don Imus, a very powerful radio personality, dropped his disgusting verbal bomb on…

Islam and Democracy

An interesting article in the New York Times today asks, Is Islam compatible with democracy? It’s a fairly important question, considering that the current justification for our little misadventure in Iraq is that we’re “promoting democracy.” Of course, “promoting democracy”…