The Cost of War

“How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don’t have a voice to speak?” -Isabel Allende Just something to think about as we watch what’s happening in Lebanon right now.

The Real Agenda

A must-read editorial in the New York Times. It is only now, nearly five years after Sept. 11, that the full picture of the Bush administration’s response to the terror attacks is becoming clear. Much of it, we can see…

Status Crimes

Oh, this is just great: (July 12, 2006) — A transgender Rochester man must provide medical evidence to justify his request to change his first name from Sarah to Evan, a local judge has ruled. Allowing Sarah Rockefeller to change…

The Numbers Game

Maureen Dowd’s column Saturday riffed off “The Taming of the Slut,” which Jill wrote about here. For centuries, men divided women into good girls and bad girls. The madonna-whore bifurcation is imbedded in American culture, from Betty/Veronica to Mary Ann/Ginger…

Friday Cat Blogging

You might have noticed a dearth of Friday Cat Blogging around here since the pet police turned up. Well, I’m afraid that Sugarplum and Zuzu are now off the blog since I’m not going to expose myself to the sanctimoniousness…

Friday Random Ten

The “excuse me if it isn’t such a fun Friday” edition. 1. Clay Your Hands Say Yeah – Details of the War 2. Interpol – Slow Hands 3. Billie Holiday – Sophisticated Lady 4. Erykah Badu – Didnt Cha Know…