What a fucking day. Item: Congress has tentatively agreed on a bill that will keep the government from shutting down. Now, there’s a lot wrong with it, starting with the fact that the Republicans are […]
Colorado’s Amendment 67: cynical and cruel, not compassionate
Colorado’s latest zygote personhood amendment is a cynical ploy to use a tragic accident and a now closed legal loophole to ban all abortions in the state.
Adrian Peterson and the glacial pace of cultural evolution
Reach out and touch me now Aphrodite said You aren’t the only one with armies in your head I guess I take the Adrian Peterson story personally, for reasons I wrote about […]
It’s SchadenFriday! Who really got theirs this week?
Sadly, nobody really. Surprising no one, I’m sure, it can be terribly difficult to find tales of people who actually get the full spectrum what’s coming to them. That’s the degree of […]
Alumni support of Paterno damages Penn State's reputation
The Trustees protected Penn State’s reputation when they unanimously voted to fire Joe Paterno. It’s my fellow alumni who are damaging the university’s reputation by supporting a coach who failed to meet his moral and ethical responsibilities.
Dear Judge Adams: No, it was worse than it looked
“He who spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes.” (Proverbs 13:24) “Withhold not correction from a child: for if thou strike him with the rod, […]
Nota Bene #97: toDwI'ma' qoS yItIvqu'!
“To be truly free, and truly to appreciate its freedom, a society must be literate.”
Ban spanking in the US? It's probably not in the cards.
by JS O’Brien Massachusetts state representative Jay Kaufman has introduced a bill in the state legislature to, effectively, ban parents from spanking their children. Naturally, the bill is not expected to pass, […]