Monday Links

15 Facts About the Underground Sex Economy in America (according to a new report from the Urban Institute).

– The State of Louisiana is suing MoveOn.org over the group’s use of the state’s tourism motto, “Louisiana: Pick Your Passion”, on billboards and in television ads attacking Governor Bobby Jindal. Legal experts say that Louisiana doesn’t have a case, but I’m just surprised that anyone in the state can read.

– Hundreds of Muslims attacked and set fire to a Hindu temple in southern Pakistan last week, following rumors that a local Hindu man had desecrated a Qur’an. Elsewhere in the region, angry Muslims set fire to Hindu-owned shops. Christ! You’d think they’d lost the Stanley Cup!

– According to health experts, anti-vaxxers like Jenny McCarthy may be partly responsible for recent Measles outbreaks in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Geez, if Playboy’s 1994 Playmate of the Year is not a reliable source of medical information, then who is?

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