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Fighting the Bad Fight

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On December 4, 2007
We’ve all got to just face facts: we have lost the drug war. In a lengthy article in Rolling Stone, Ben Wallace-Wells tells us why. In short, after Escobar was killed, the US took its eyes off the ball, Clinton kicked out his academic and liberal “drug czar” and replaced him with a “tough” military […]

The Bootstraps Myth

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On December 1, 2007

Counterintuitive news of the day: when fathers pay child support payments ostensibly to their poverty-stricken ex-partners and children, they’re only helping deepen the women’s poverty. Ho

As I was Saying….

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On November 29, 2007
A program in Brooklyn that provides substance abuse counseling, job training, and other supports to people re-entering society after incarceration seems to be working and reducing recidivism rates. No big surprise. But add one more example to the pile.
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Another Must-See

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On November 29, 2007

This year has had its share of must-see films for people who care about reproductive justice. There was Knocked Up, of course, which pussy footed around the question of “shmashmortion.” An

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Taking Back Marriage

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On November 27, 2007

People are talking about Stephanie Coontz‘s NY Times Opinion column today, in which she advocates that we take back marriage from the control of the states. Here’s the nub of Coontz’

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Oh, to be A Fly on the Wall

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On November 27, 2007
Anyone else think from this photo that perhaps the meeting on the environment didn’t go so well?Related story here. It’s worth noting that Bush didn’t host Gore by choice — the get-together was part of an annual photo op of the president with the Nobel Prize winners.
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At Last

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On November 25, 2007

I promise this is the last turkey-related post, at least for this year. But I wanted to be sure to deliver on my promise of a turkey photo. So, here’s the before (of the uncooked kosher organic

Success!

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On November 23, 2007
The Thanksgiving feast was a total success. I followed much of Alton Brown’s (and your) advice. Lots of photos taken of the delicious maple-glazed turkey, sourdough & porcini mushroom stuffing, roasted taters, etc…. …but I can’t find the damn cable for my digital camera! So, in the interim, you’ll just have to take my word […]

Giving Thanks

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On November 21, 2007

After scurrying around to file a document with a court before the holiday, I spent the afternoon attending to the last minute Thanksgiving food shopping. The greenmarket was truly impressive today 

On Women in Public Life

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On November 21, 2007

Yglesias reports on a survey that shows we are making progress. This was the question asked in the survey: “Some people feel that women should have an equal role with men in running business, in

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