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More Complaints for the Times Op-Ed Department

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On November 19, 2007
Will Okun, the Chicago school teacher who accompanied enlightened Nick [not Bill] Kristof on a trip to Africa earlier this year and got to blog about, misses badly with today’s post. It happens too often. A female student approaches my desk, says “Mr. Okun?”, and and whispers the two words no adult wants to hear […]
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Talkin’ Turkey

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On November 17, 2007

I bought a turkey yesterday. A kosher organic 14.25 pounder. It felt more like 40 pounds. It’s going to be the first turkey I ever cook. I’ve prepared Thanksgiving dinner once before, but

Menstruate? Murderer!

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On November 15, 2007
This story may when the award for fastest turnaround time from satire to reality. Last month, Amanda posted a satirical piece on RH Reality Check claiming that the wingnuts could try to ban menstruation if they continued with the logic they’ve been following for years now to protect fetuses, often from the moment of conception […]

This Old Thing?

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On November 14, 2007

MoDo’s title today? “Should Hillary Pretend to Be a Flight Attendant?“ Why did I even read on? But I did. And I learned that smart women and women who do not cleave to gender stereot

Modeling Harm Reduction

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On November 13, 2007

In yesterday’s NY Times Giving section (yes, a whole section devoted to charitable giving and public service organizations), the paper published an article about a San Francisco organization tha

$20 mil up for Grabs, but No Takers from the States

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On November 13, 2007
The current insanity of life sentences should be familiar to everyone. Three strikes laws have stranded thousands of low level offenders in prison for life.Back in the day, “life” in prison meant roughly 15 years. Yet as Adam Liptak reports, thousands of incarcerated men and women are on course to spend the rest of their […]

Death and Taxes

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On November 11, 2007

By this guy’s logic, I should not have paid federal taxes for the last 7 years, since I don’t support just about anything the federal government has done since 2001.

Mukasey is In.

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On November 9, 2007

53-40, even without a disavowal of torture. Apparently Clinton, Obama, Biden and Dodd didn’t think this one was important enough to get to D.C. for. Or, more likely, they didn’t want to ca

Putting Women in their Place

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On November 9, 2007
What’s the best way to “punish” a woman who has had an abortion? Why, if you’re Jill Stanek or one of her readers, the answer is easy: just beat her up, of course! Feministe’s Jill F., bravely wading into the morass of Stanek and her commenters, reveals the depths of their misogyny. When people are […]
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