Day: July 11, 2008

Having a think, saving the world.

For the past two weeks, I have been learning Mandarin through my Pimsleur Language Program CDs. So far I can confidently say useful phrases like “Hello,” and “I am American, are you?” and “I would like to order two beers.”…

Straight-Talk Express?

Too bad he can’t get his talk straight on birth control: Fiorina, the former chief of Hewlett-Packard, left McCain speechless when she seemed to criticize health insurance companies for covering Viagra for men but not covering birth control for women…

On Being Jewish and White

I’ve written before on how angry I was when fellow progressives began to inform me that while some Jews consider themselves white, it’s only because they’ve assimilated into white culture. They never explained what white-looking Jews actually are, if not…

“Why did she stay?”

I’m disappointed to say that I had to shut down this thread because of victim-blaming and off-topic comments. But The Holy Fatman at Shakesville has a great post up (also at her own blog) about why those kinds of comments…

What is economics?

It’s too bad that most of our day-to-day interaction with economics is the least interesting part of every newscast, when they bring out the “economics” reporter to read stock market numbers. As you’ve probably figured out by now, there’s a…