Monthly Archives: January 2013

the fighting women of the United States armed forces

This week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in “combat roles” in America’s military. Not that women will necessarily move into infantry units right away; the services actually have until 2016 to implement the change, although they … Continue reading

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roundup of gun control links

Jon Stewart has a pretty good segment up about the NRA’s resistance to the ATF’s efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals even through such modest measures as inspections of gun store inventory. Here‘s President Obama’s formal … Continue reading

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what lies underneath the Baby Veronica case (maybe)

The Supreme Court has decided to hear the “Baby Veronica” case: The custody case pertains to a 3-year-old Cherokee girl born in Oklahoma in 2009 to an unwed couple, the non-Native Christina Maldonado and Dusten Brown, an enrolled member of … Continue reading

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“I am a spy and I took part in four attacks”: link roundup

Drones have been big lately. In November the New York Times reported that the White House really wanted a rule book clarifying how to do drone attacks, though not, you know, to the point of calling for a national discussion … Continue reading

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another school shooting

The AP reports: A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural California high school on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another and missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and … Continue reading

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toward a better rape graphic, pt. 3

After combing through Enliven’s listed sources for the disputed infographic, I realized that Enliven’s graphic is partly a re-hashing of this one made by the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): You’ll notice two things about this graphic. First, … Continue reading

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new comments policy

After fighting with some guy I don’t know in the comments the other day, I tried to write out what I hope for from people who stop by to comment. I doubt it will be effective — the people who … Continue reading

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