Month: May 2006

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Fer Chrissakes: One of the favored ways in which the relentless and well-funded anti-choice machine is making its way into government is the “choose life” license plate scam. Part of the funds from selling the plates go to the state, but a portion also goes to support “pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion as […]
To amplify Amanda’s post on the exploding of Newsweek‘s “women over 40 never get married for the first time” myth, Jeff Zaslow has an excellent article which further elaborates on the article’s perniciousness–in particular, what he correctly identifies as the original article’s “core message” that “educated, career-focused women risk spending their lives alone.” First, with […]

A Cautionary Note

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One addendum to the verdicts in the Enron case: apparently a central issue on appeal will be the burden of proof required by the jury instructions, which was the issue that led to the overturning of t

Lay and Skilling–guilty. My understanding is that–particularly with respect to Lay–this was would be difficult case to get across to a jury, so a terrific job by the prosecution. (For the larger story, I strongly recommend Eichenwald’s book, which is grimly fascinating.) Share

Technical Difficulties

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On May 25, 2006
I understand that we are currently suffering from some technical difficulties. Without getting into too much detail, I blame the University of Washington. If it doesn’t clear up in an hour or so, I’ll take more vigorous action. UPDATE: Problem solved. Share
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