Monthly Archives: July 2011

Yoga vs Rape… and HIV… in Rwanda …and beyond

Project Air: Yoga Helps HIV-Positive Rape Victims In Rwanda   “When I finished, a young woman put out her hand and said, ‘You know, that’s for children, and we have already reached old age. We are sick.’” The woman was

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Stop Appeasing These Insurrectionary Republicans

If Obama Likes Lincoln So Much, He Should Start Acting Like Him | The New Republic   Over the last four decades, the Republican Party has transformed from a loyal opposition into an insurrectionary party that flouts the law when

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Give us this day our daily purebred, forgive our regresspasses and those who have regresspassed against us

So was looking to write a quick little post about the absence of fuster and his music videos and his naughty ribbits and thought I’d illustrate it with a link to Sweet Polly Purebred singing for Underdog, and was surprised

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The Tea Party Terrorists

Opinion: The tea party’s terrorist tactics – William Yeomans –   It has become commonplace to call the tea party faction in the House “hostage takers.” But they have now become full-blown terrorists. They have joined the villains of

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Understanding the TP

I’d meant to cut this one down, and save it for future reference and re-editing, but instead accidentally published the whole thing at Jonathan Bernstein’s (great) “plain blog about politics.”  It’s kind of embarrassing to be caught depositing long, pretentious

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The Dem Plan for the Debt Ceiling Endgame

Greg Sargent:  Dems plot the endgame in debt limit fight   “The Senate will wait to act until we see if Speaker Boehner is able to pass a bill in the House,” a senior Senate Democratic aide says. “At the

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Brace for disaster on the debt ceiling

Obama Prepares For Stalemate | The New Republic   Boehner offered this rejoinder: The president has often said we need a ‘balanced’ approach — which in Washington means: we spend more… you pay more. The implication is that Obama offered

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What the Prez should say tonight comes down to one word

Opinion: How Obama can end the agony – Elizabeth Drew –   An obvious way out of the current impasse over the debt limit exists, if only President Barack Obama would see fit to take it. This exit path

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Islamophobic Bloggers Using Defenses They’d Never Accept from the Other Side

In response to Norway attacks, right-wing bloggers suddenly demand nuance – The Plum Line – The Washington Post Bruce Bawer, writing in the Wall Street Journal, was beside himself that “this murderous madman has become the poster boy for the

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Oh Gawd No, No, No

Carey Mulligan On ‘The Great Gatsby’: Actress Reveals Intense Fitzgerald Research   When you’re adapting to the big screen what many consider to be the Great American Novel — and doing it in 3D, no less — there is going

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