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Halloween is a holiday that I enjoy a lot more in the abstract (costumes, silliness, chocolate!) than the specific (lack of sewing skills/glue gun, complete lack of imagination as to what to be, candy of dubious quality and people who give you raisins). Aside from my one true costume victory (when I went as the [...]...read more
Religious extremists in Mali are targeting women. They’ve already outlawed music and smoking; now they’re going after women, “demanding that they cover their heads, restricting their ability to work, and compiling a list of women who are pregnant or have children but are not married which has raised fears of punishment.” According to UN human rights leaders, “the Islamists have imposed an extremist form of Islamic law known as Shariah in northern Mali with drastic punishments including the stoning death of a couple accused of adultery, eight amputations, three public executions and a number of floggings.”...read more
He keeps changing his tune, and it’s pretty obvious that Mitt doesn’t actually care about abortion — he’ll just do whatever the GOP tells him to. And that’s exactly why we should be worried. Take, for example, his pledge to reinstate the Global Gag Rule:...read more