Day: January 4, 2008

Reproductive Outsourcing

Judith Warner gets this one right: While outsourcing childbirth to poor women in developing countries is not “empowering,” this issue is fraught with ambiguity and there are no easy answers. “The human body is not lent out, is not rented…

Book Question

There was a comment on the Barnes and Noble thread about where one would go to find new books: Where do you folks find out what is new in lit? I’m really curious as I don’t hang with literary types,…

Yeah, happy new year.

Well, it’s that time of year again, for people who haven’t set foot in the gym all year to suddenly start showing up en masse so’s you can’t get a treadmill. And then there’s this. Just what is it with…

Raucus Out With Your Caucus Out*

The Iowa caucus has returned victories for Obama and Huckabee. And I couldn’t be more thrilled — on both counts. I didn’t do a pre-caucus endorsement for a few reasons. First, there isn’t a single candidate who really excites me.…