March 2009

Consumption Junction

25 March, 2009 // 2 Comments

I was hoping that one of the more charming unintended consequences of our current economic situation would be a curb on the current American obsession with consumption. Indeed, I dared to dream that anti-consumerism might become trendy, as it has ...

Sandy Sailors

25 March, 2009 // 1 Comment

Those zero tolerance policies for drugs are certainly popular at some school campuses, but as a recent high profile court case involving a teen who was strip-searched demonstrates, these policies are not without serious problems. Should school ...

Immigration Nation

24 March, 2009 // 1 Comment

I’m seriously astounded that people are still ranting about immigration and how it is destroying the fabric of American culture, but they are, so it’s time for a smackdown. Not least because there are more important things to worry ...

Supple Blossoms

24 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

WalMart is going to court to argue that women shouldn’t be allowed to pursue class action discrimination lawsuits against it. In addition to having big implications for the company, this could also reverberate, because if WalMart proves its ...

Creaky Lattices

23 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Home birth, a practice which I happen to be a big fan of, appears to be getting very trendy among upper class women in America. But women in the lower classes still find it largely out of reach, and they have difficulty get information about home ...

The Week in Television

22 March, 2009 // 3 Comments

As always, please assume spoilers if you haven’t seen the latest. Lost After the hiatus, Lost is back, with a vengeance! This week’s episode was fandiddlyantastic, and there was all kinds of great stuff going on, which reminded me (as if ...

It’s Everywhere

21 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Consumerist posted a great little list of reasons people get into credit card debt the other day, and I was going to link to it, but then I started reading the comments. And the very first comment was such a great example of sexism that I knew I ...

Tense Hats

20 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

A medical practitioner who works among our fair friends to the North would like to point out that weight is not the only parameter which can be used to judge health. Here’s a quote: “His appeal comes as evidence begins to mount that a ...
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