Month: June 2011

Bachmann is in.

This should be fun. Glad to see that female candidates who are every bit as awful and divorced from reality as male conservatives are getting their time to shine.

Banning abortion after 20 weeks

An excellent article in the Times about the push to ban abortion after 20 weeks, and how bans are based on mostly made-up “facts” about fetal pain but pro-choice groups can’t fight them because the current Supreme Court is fairly…

Americans prefer boys to girls

For the past 70 years, Americans have indicated a preference for boy babies over girl babies. A recent Gallup poll asked Americans which sex they would prefer if they could have only one child. About 40 percent said they would…

Banning Circumcision in San Francisco

There’s a proposed measure in San Francisco, California to ban the circumcising of boys under the age of 18. Various Jewish and Muslim groups and individuals have filed suit, asking the judge to remove the initiative from the November ballot.…

Where are the lady rappers?

This piece is so good. Mini-controversies go down practically every minute on the rap internet, beef and battles inherent to the genre, so this one blew over within a matter of weeks. But it illustrated a deeper problem within the…