A prediction that Pope Francis will move on clerical celibacy.
Archive for the ‘Feminism’ Category
It being Valentine’s Day today, I suppose it’s as good a time as any to think about healthy and unhealthy relationships. In that vein, I give a brief overview below the fold of some recent developments in European domestic violence perpetrator rehabilitation.
Apparently Brent Musburger is in all kinds of hot water because of comments he made during last night’s BCS championship game. When I read that it involved remarks about the Crimson Tide quarterback’s girlfriend, I really braced for something awful. The subject was not Alabama’s 42-14 victory, but comments made during the game by the [...]
Ann-Marie Slaughter is on the cover of the Atlantic with an important essay about work and family. along with a stupid picture of a baby in a briefcase (which some art director stuck her with) and a stupid title/headline (which she did not write). She starts out with a personal anecdote, which I regret [...]
I posted two pretty cool charts yesterday. The first, “Projected Federal Spending on Health Care,” was created for me at healthinsurance.org by Barb Etzkorn. The projections come from the Congressional Budget Office’s extended alternative fiscal scenario. This graph is important because it distinguishes programs too-often lumped together in the politics of federal budget policy. Medicare [...]
A friend of mine went to a global health event a few years back, where he was seated at dinner next to the actress Ashley Judd. He said he had no idea based on her screen siren image how extraordinarily smart she was (At that point she had just been awarded a graduate degree from [...]
Google’s much hyped “versus” series is supposed to bring diverse thinkers together to debate important issues. But with one exception the Googleites forgot that you can’t engage a truly wide range of views when you exclude half of humanity from participation. Of the 22 debaters announced on the Google “versus” web page, Louise Arbour is [...]
At least that’s the way that Bill O’Reilly phrased it the other day. His argument goes: 1) group insurance means that we are all paying for other people’s benefits; 2) this benefit is only accessed if someone gets sick or has some other health condition; 3) that means that some members of the group pay for [...]
Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy has introduced a proposal requiring men who ask their doctors for Viagra to sit through a film showing treatment of its most common side effects, including that mythical four-hour erection. Apparently it’s not a pretty sight. Her proposed amendment to the Ultrasound Opportunity Act (obviously named by Eric Blair) parallels [...]