Thursday, August 06, 2009

Into Bed Roundup

I'm not getting ready to go to sleep, but I just did buy a new bed for the house I'm moving into Monday. It's a Serta too -- now I can actually call myself a Serta jockey from now until Jill decides to hit me.

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Another Black Harvard professor says he was baited and then arrested by Cambridge Police. Via Sullivan.

This article on the Promise Keepers is really, really interesting. They're definitely a complicated organization, and their past efforts at race reconciliation (even if not with the focus I'd like), and their present attack on domestic violence, are certainly nice. On the other hand, their "outreach" to "believing [i.e., Messianic] Jews", among other things, understandably annoys the hell out of me. (via)

Fatah is blaming Israel for Arafat's death. Sure, why not?

Meanwhile, Israeli voters seem to be taking a turn towards Kadima leader Tzipi Livni (who is facing a stiff challenge from within Kadima by Shaul Mofaz).

What is racism to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)?

Can one criticize a "socialist regime" without being called an imperialist shill? Non-hack leftists want to know.

Five tips for raising a girl geek.

I remember when the Bush administration was telling critics to watch what they say. The Obama administration, by contrast, actually wants to debate its critics -- and that apparently is what's actually "Orwellian".

Eugene Volokh thinks we should not ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Peter Spiro thinks he's dead wrong; Volokh responds.

The APA rejects gay-to-straight "therapy." Needless to say, the FRC is outraged.

Hey, let's stir up a hysteria of right-wing mobs and then joke about lynching! Great call, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO)!


PG said...

I think these people are living in an alternative America:
"Imagine, the very idea of dropping a dime on fellow citizens dredges up some of the most bleak episodes in American history, from Colonial times when King George III’s rule was absolute to George Orwell’s 1984, where citizens were monitored by Big Brother."

I totally missed that episode, and I was even alive in 1984. Can I get it in America History, The Extended Blu-Ray Version?

David Schraub said...

You were alive in 1984? Wow....

chingona said...

My in-laws were at that Promise Keepers rally. I hadn't realized it was quite so ... so. Yikes.