Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weekend Links

– Slate’s Amanda Marcotte thinks a teenage boy asking Kate Upton to prom is “creepy” and an expression of “male entitlement.” Would she say the same thing about a teenage girl asking Channing Tatum to the prom? – Islamophobia has … Continue reading

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Freedom in the 50 States…For Rich White Business Owners

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has released its 2013 Freedom in the 50 States report, and this year North Dakota has taken the number one spot. So how did the state that just passed the nation’s strictest abortion law … Continue reading

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Thursday Links

– North Dakota’s governor has signed into law a ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected (which can be as early as 6 weeks). The law will almost certainly face a constitutional challenge, but the conservative group Liberty Counsel … Continue reading

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Tuesday Links

– 5 Mind-Blowing Facts Nobody Told You About Guns. – After the first day of oral arguments for the Proposition 8 case, the Supreme Court appears unlikely to declare all same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. – Speaking of same-sex marriage, hundreds … Continue reading

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Some Democrats Still Refusing to Back Same-Sex Marriage

As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, marriage equality has more political momentum that even before. More and more prominent Republicans are coming out in favor of gay marriage, and among young Republicans supporters even appear to outnumber opponents. Given the … Continue reading

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Weekend Links

– 5 Ridiculous Natural Disaster Myths You Probably Believe. – According to a UN report, Iran has its increased its persecution of non-Muslims. – An inside look at Sandy Hook truthers, the most despicable group of people on the Internet. … Continue reading

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Wired Opinion: We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own

As congress considers legislation to re-legalize cell phone unlocking, iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens argues at Wired.com that we should be allowed to unlock everything we own: “The issue goes beyond cellphone unlocking, because once we buy an object — any object — we … Continue reading

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Late Thursday/Early Friday Links

– 5 Shocking Scenes You Won’t Believe Are in the Bible. – Philadelphia mayor wants Human Relations Commission to investigate magazine for “Being White in Philly” article, says that First Amendment is not an “unfettered right.” Asshole. – French Jewish student group planning legal … Continue reading

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Thursday Links

– RIP Harry Reems. – The European Parliament has approved a measure to “eliminate” gender stereotypes while rejecting the provision that would have banned all pornography in the European Union. – CNN comes dangerously close to becoming The Onion. – … Continue reading

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Weekend Links

– Arizona couple is suing Wal-Mart for reporting them to police over bath-time photos of kids. They should’ve gone to Target. – Maryland legislator wants to bring some common sense back to schools. – Texas lawmakers have proposed a pair … Continue reading

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Liberals and Conservatives Are Not Equally Anti-Science

Back in January, Michael Shermer–the skeptic extraordinaire–wrote a column for Scientific American in which he accused liberals of matching conservatives in their opposition to scientific truth. Mother Jones‘ Chris Mooney has now written a response to Shermer in which he disputes … Continue reading

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