What Feminists Really Think about Abortion

Ran across this post at Pandagon on Feminists for Life. Amanda likes to take statements from FFL like this: Women aren’t stupid. We know it’s a baby that is growing just like we did in our mother’s wombs. That is why most women who feel they have emotional and financial support don’t have abortions. and …

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We can always find a good reason to spend money.

I’ve written previously (here and here and here) about the never-ending demands for taxpayer money in the City of Brotherly Love — and, once again, here comes SEPTA (the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority), needing more money. SEPTA struggles with deficit By Larry King, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer Last summer, SEPTA said it didn’t want to …

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Reinstating the Draft

Charles Rangel, D-NY, has decided there’s just not enough fairness in an all-volunteer army, so he plans to introduce a bill to bring back the draft. “There’s no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if …

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Culture of Corruption?

Civil Service reform was an effort to end a perceived culture of corruption in the Federal Government and the reform took place during the accidental presidency of Chester Alan Arthur, a man once dismissed from a post because of alleged corruption. Note that the use of patronage to reward the faithful was officially proclaimed by …

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Some Animadversions on the Madness of Crowds

The popular (and sometimes violent) lunacy demonstrated by the recently released video game device fits in well with the election results. Why should anyone stand in line and pay a premium price for a toy that will soon be widely available and offered at a discount? Is the thrill of being first worth the cost? …

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I’ll bet that the irony never even occurred to them!

I found this in a story about raccoons attacking domesticated pets in Venice Canals: Raccoons Invade Los Angeles Neighborhood By NOAKI SCHWARTZ, AP LOS ANGELES (Nov. 17) — One balmy summer night, Larna Hartnack awoke to the cries of her dog Charlie and, to her horror, found the Dalmatian in a battle for her life …

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