Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weekend Links

– France has legalized same-sex marriage, becoming the 14th country to do so. – Ras al-Khaimah, the northernmost of the UAE’s seven emirates, has banned “revealing” swimwear such as two-piece bikinis from its beaches after complaints from Muslim locals. – … Continue reading

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University of Arizona Student Says Women “Deserve Rape”

A University of Arizona student has decided to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the least sensitive way possible: by telling female students that they deserve to be raped. Standing in the UA Mall holding a sign that says “You … Continue reading

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Friday Links

– The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the U.K.’s ban on political advertising on radio and television does not violate freedom of expression. Yeah…it doesn’t make any sense to me, either. – New York City bureaucrats want … Continue reading

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Freedom of Association vs. Coercion in the Case of the Homophobic Florist

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is suing a florist for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. According to the lawsuit, Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., illegally discriminated against a customer on the basis of … Continue reading

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Spring Break Photo #7

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Friday Links

– The FBI has identified two brothers from Chechnya as suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing as well as last night’s shooting at MIT. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a shootout with police early this morning. His younger brother, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links

– 5 Amazing Stories of One Complaint Ruining It for Everyone. – Russia’s parliament has approved a bill that would criminalize blasphemy in the country. – 16-year-old Catholic school girl texts topless photo of herself to boy, who shares it … Continue reading

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Bombs Go Off In Boston, and the Conspiracy Theories Begin…

As anyone who’s reading this probably already knows: Yesterday afternoon, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and injuring at least 140 others, in what is pretty clearly some kind of terrorist attack. Of course, … Continue reading

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Spring Break Photo #6

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Late Tuesday/Early Wednesday Links

– 10 Well-Known Facts That Aren’t Actually True. – National poll finds that 32% of respondents would support a constitutional amendment making Christianity the official religion of the United States. Goddammit. – Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow pharmacies … Continue reading

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Obama is Not Sexist for Complimenting Kamala Harris’s Looks

At a fundraiser in California last week, President Obama called California Attorney General Kamala Harris “the best-looking attorney general in the country”, which has predictably led to cries of “sexism” from liberal feminists. CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette Jr. said that Obama … Continue reading

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Late Thursday Links

– 20 Young People Who Believe Marriage Should Be Between One Man and One Woman. Guess how many of them reference God or the Bible? – A pair of southwest Florida DJs could face felony charges after an April Fool’s Day prank in which … Continue reading

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Steven Landsburg Asks If Rape Should Be a Crime When the Victim is Unconscious

In a recent blog post, University of Rochester economics professor Steven Landsburg poses three questions related to public policy. The first deals with censorship of pornography, the second with oil drilling and the third with rape when the victim is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Links

– Google continues tradition of not representing religious holidays with a redesigned Google logo (or “doodle”). Apparently some conservatives are upset by this. – French President Francois Hollande wants the headscarf ban for public sector employees expanded to include some private sector jobs like … Continue reading

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Spring Break Photo #5

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