The Sanctity of Human Life Act is back. In a new year only 3 days old at the time, Rep. Paul Ryan, fresh from seeing his chances at VP aborted, wasted no time trying to breathe life back into the Sanctity of Human Life Act. As reported by Laura Beck at Jezebel: But now it’s […]
As you probably already know, the world ends tomorrow. If you didn’t know this, you might want to Google “Mayan calendar” and start getting right with Jesus. Anyhow, the end of the world is a pretty big deal, and we’d like to know how you plan on spending it. Also, we want to know how […]
Everybody seems to be so negative about campaign season. They hate the ads, they hate the mudslinging, they hate the lying, they hate the candidates. Not me – I LOVE campaign season. Why? Because it’s an opportunity to learn stuff that not only didn’t I know before, but that I’d never learn any other way. […]
by Chip Ainsworth A good nonfiction sports book is hard to find because most authors tend to put athletes on a pedestal. There are exceptions, such as Robert Creamer’s biography of Babe Ruth and Pat Jordan’s brutal self-assessment of being a failed Milwaukee Braves bonus baby in the 1950s. The Big Miss: My Years Coaching […]
For women, masturbation is viewed as liberating; for men, a loser’s game.
by Lee Camp
I don’t know if this is some kind of bizarre ploy to lure the female vote or what, but personally I find would-be First Lady Ann Romney’s outing of her husband’s impotency to be wildly inappropriate, no matter what I think of his politics.
by Brittany Gasper “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Despite misquotation, Plato famously spoke of the inability to define beauty. A woman’s culture declares the ideals of her beauty to the point that some societies oppose each other. In the United States, many women consider a tan to imply sun-kissed, healthy skin. Citizens […]
Recently I was e-mailed, via Match.com, by an attractive woman (to the extent that profile pictures can be trusted, anyway) named Kathleen. I love that name, and her profile made her sound like someone I’d be interested in talking to a bit more, so I replied. We exchanged a couple of e-mails and I was […]
Actress and lesbian Cynthia Nixon has caused a firestorm in the gayosphere by saying that for her, sexual orientation was a choice. Obviously, this view undermines the arguments of gay political orthodoxy, and gives the right wingnuts who run “gay rehabilitation prayer camps” support that they were right all along–”See Harold, I told you he was […]
Our question for today is: How is Otherwise not like Newt Gingrich? Is it that Newt is a fat, slimy old scoundrel with creepy teeth and Otherwise is not? No. So Otherwise is a fat, slimy old scoundrel with creepy teeth? Stop it. Otherwise is not a slimy old scoundrel with creepy teeth. You know […]
We now have two scandals in college involving coaches using their positions to prey on young boys. They are different in degree—Sandusky apparently set up an elaborate system to deliver young victims to him while the allegations against Fine (he is uncharged and unconvicted) make him appear to have been more opportunistic. And they are […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Penn State, like many of the big schools, is focused on sports and football as the big ticket event. Sports is so big at Penn State that it is home to the John Curley Center for Sport Journalism and the Knight chair in Sports Journalism and Society. Sports is endemic. It’s part […]
by Chip Ainsworth The cold air chased me south from New York into Pennsylvania and on through Virginia into North Carolina. “We had snow here last week,” exclaimed Sarah Edwards. “We haven’t had snow in 15 years.” Edwards was speaking from behind her desk at the Ava Gardner Museum in downtown Smithfield, a Tar Heel […]