Author: Scott Lemieux

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Drum has, I think, an excellent response to the memo in which Wal-Mart admits that it tries not to hire unhealthy people: …the funny thing is that I can’t really blame Wal-Mart very much for this. Corporate healthcare costs are a big deal, and it’s only natural that an HR executive would look for ways […]

2 Memes In 1

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On October 25, 2005

I have been pinged twice. First meme, from Julia: 1. “Your blogfather, or blogmother, as the case may be. Just one please – the one blog that, more than any other, inspired you to start bl

And, of course, it goes beyond Target–Dr.B notes that in Arizona, pharmacists can continue to get paid while denying morning-after contraception to rape victims. And I think this part of the story she quotes is worth highlighting: Although it is safe, effective and legal, emergency contraception – the “morning after” pill – can be hard […]

Cohen: The Poor Man’s Bobo

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On October 24, 2005
Following up his ridiculous pre-emptive dismissal of the Fitzgerald indictments, Richard Cohen–for whom laziness is even more central than parroting center-right received wisdom–pulls the old “what’s the big deal if Roe gets overturned” routine out of the mothballs. Every fallacious assertion is there: Roe produced a social backlash because of its weak legal reasoning, overturning […]

Hacktacular!

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On October 24, 2005

Kay Bailey Hutchison on potential indictments in the Plame case: I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not s

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