Day: January 26, 2008

OOOOoooooOOOOoooOOOooo!

I spent a good part of today refinishing my sad, sad bathtub. Whee! Paint fumes! It looks *fabulous* now, though. Even though I’m still lightheaded from the vapors.

More Reasons to Love the Pill

And not just because it brought us a great Loretta Lynn song: A new study suggests that the birth control pill can decrease your risk of ovarian cancer. According to the study, a woman’s ovarian cancer risk is cut by…

Bringing Palestinians to Their Knees

The situation in Gaza should be of primary concern to anyone who cares about human rights; and for the more cynical among us, it should be of concern at the very least out of self-interest. As Soumaya Ghannoushi writes: Since…

93 Pounds is a Lot of Thongs

Steal my Hanky Panky panties and I will have your head. Frat-boy prankster or panty-stealing pervert? We may never know: A man who pleaded guilty to stealing 93 pounds of women’s undergarments in Pullman has been given a 45-day sentence.…

Happy 20th Anniversary, Pro-Choice Canada!

UPDATE: My stars and stripes are showing; turns out the Morgetaler anniversary is on Monday. Today On Monday, Canadians celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision, which struck down Canada’s anti-abortion laws and ended the prosecution of Dr. Henry…

Dear Megan McArdle,

I’m with Becks; if you really think that poor people are fat simply because they make bad food choices, I’d suggest you take this challenge. See how well you can eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget…