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Scalia’s Hysteria

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On June 13, 2008
From Dahlia Lithwick’s recap of the Boumediene decision: Scalia points to the 30 detainees released from Guantanamo—by an order of the Bush administration, not a court, it should be noted—who have allegedly “returned to the battlefield.” One detonated a suicide bomb in Iraq in May. Scalia notes that this “return to the kill” happened even […]

And this is necessary because?

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On June 10, 2008
The NRO is echoing conservative calls for Obama to release his birth certificate to debunk…something or other that is unclear (vague claims that Obama was not actually born in the U.S. and other bunk like that). My favorite rumor that the NRO would like the birth certificate to debunk: that Obama’s middle name is Muhammad […]

Whither Feminism?

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On June 9, 2008

Fire-thrower Linda Hirshman has a piece in the Washington Post today in which she bemoans feminism’s (newfound?) focus on intersectionality. She writes: So what keeps the movement from realizing

….that in order to avoid total insanity due to the tedium and pure mind-numbing boringness that is bar review, I may have to write a tragic opera about BarBri. Libretto and musical suggestions a

Can Separate Be good?

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On June 9, 2008
We found out six months ago or so that teen pregnancy rates are up in the US for the first time in many years. This of course translates to more pregnant high school students (particularly given that there has not been an attendant rise in abortion rates). Pregnant and parenting high school students unsurprisingly may […]

Why Roe Matters

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On June 3, 2008
The choice quote (pun intended) from today’s NY Times essay by a doctor who provided post-abortion complication treatment before Roe v. Wade: What Roe said was that ending a pregnancy could be carried out by medical personnel, in a medically accepted setting, thus conferring on women, finally, the full rights of first-class citizens — and […]

Unreal

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On June 2, 2008

This sounds like something from a dystopian movie or novel (a la Children of Men). And yet, somehow, our country may be managing to compete with even the bleakest that Hollywood can produce. (via Lind

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