The New India

India has seen tremendous growth in the past decade, and certain segments of its population have seen their lives improve dramatically. That certainly deserves recognition and applause. But in looking at the Indian success story, let’s not forget that many…

How Much CO2 Do You Emit?

Calculate away. I emit 6100 pounds of Co2 each year, which is less than half of what the average American does (average: 15,000 pounds). And most of mine comes from flying home to Seattle once or twice a year. But…

The Problem with Africa:

All those Africans. Calderisi, a former World Bank official and a veteran of many years of working on African issues, exposes the dirty little secret harbored by so many saviors of Africa. Indeed, Calderisi has written a book that is…

My little sister has a blog

And so naturally I am blog-whoring for her. Check it out: The Further West, an examination of her time living in Morocco. She’s been a busy lady — she spent last semester in Ecuador, and did an anthropology project on…

ITALIA!

Hands down the best game of the entire World Cup. Even if you aren’t cheering for Italy, you have to admit that the game was entertainment at its best. I look forward to seeing France/Portugal succumb to the power of…

But It Was Rhetorical

Did you really need another reason to conclude that Charlotte Allen from the Independent (And by ‘independent’ we actually mean woman-hating lapdogs to the Republican party) Women’s Forum is a complete idiot?

What Else I’m Reading

Why are men still joking about rape? And why is rape still being imaged as erotic and sexy? Abstinence-only education hits a dead end with HPV. Katha Pollitt tosses her two cents into the supposed “mommy wars.” The Truth About…