May 7, 2011

Weekly Reader: Oral Sex, 9/11, and Sexting

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Two posts caught the most attention this week - my critique of Google's Dan Savage commercial and Alex's news about a cheerleader forced to chant her student athlete rapist's name. What else could you have missed? Great posts like these:...Read More


Vermont Goes to Single-Payer Health Care

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

As Americans who pay attention to politics learned last year, the US spends (lots) more per person on health care but doesn't get spectacular results out of its system, half of all of bankruptcies are caused by medical expenses, and...Read More


Writing A Falsified American History

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The New York Times did a piece the other day on David Barton (pictured at left), a Christian dominionist who writes fictional versions of the history of the United States to support the efforts of Christianists to dupe the masses...Read More


Men With Rounded Corners: The Loren Olson Story

Filed by Father Tony | May 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

When Dr. Loren Olson called to talk about his autobiographical new book Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, a Psychiatrist's Own Story, he had just received a letter from his ex-wife who had just finished reading the book. Because...Read More


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Scarlet Betch Episode 44: Shout Outs

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hey Betches! So much happened in comics in the past two weeks that we were only able to fit out shout outs in this episode of Scarlet Betch! We shout out Godzilla, the end of Brightest Day, Green Lantern War,...Read More


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CUNY Takes Away Honorary Degree because of Israel Opinion

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This has been an incredibly ugly experience that a great public university would make a decision based on slanderous mischaracterizations without giving the person in question a chance to be heard.[...] I'm sickened that this is happening in New York...Read More


Rick Santorum Still Wants to Talk about Gays and Abortion

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rick Santorum disagrees with Mitch Daniels's "truce" on social issues. I find both their politics disgusting, but I'm closer to Santorum here. No, we can't pretend that we don't care about social issues just so we can unite around...Read More