TOM LEHRER, "BRIGHT COLLEGE DAYS": With this I take my leave--off to Sunny New Haven until Monday. Back then with a whole passel of goodies.Bright college days, oh, carefree days that fly,To thee we sing with our glasses raised on high. [clipped] … [Read more...]

ALLEGATIONS OF UN BRIBERY/OIL-FOR-FOOD SCAM: Stolen with love from Oxblog--everything that follows is their words (but you should really read all the links--there's esp. important stuff in the Christian Science Monitor link, including corruption in the Iraqi Governing Council as well):BRIBE-TAKING SCANDAL AT THE UN: Reports have surfaced that three principal UN officials, including the undersecretary general, accepted millions of dollars' worth of bribes from Saddam between 1997 and 2002, in … [Read more...]

STOIC NEWS. For all your Stoic news needs.Via Dappled Things. … [Read more...]

USA TODAY ON IRAQI BLOGS: ..."We suffered for years under Saddam Hussein, not being able to speak out," says Omar Fadhil, 24, a dentist. "Now, you can make your voice heard around the world." ...Fadhil's blog,, tells of his life and the lives of his two brothers. One brother also is a dentist, and the other is a pediatrician. "We wanted to help bridge the gap, not just between the U.S. and Iraq, but with the entire Islamic world," says Ali Fadhil, 34, the … [Read more...]

"As it happens, I experience my homosexuality as a (mild) disability. If I could have designed myself in the womb, I would have chosen to be heterosexual, because I feel I am missing out on something special and irreplaceable by not being able to conceive and raise a child with the partner I love. On the other hand, I say the disability is mild because most people need to do without some important opportunity. Life is like that. We play the hand we're dealt." --Jonathan Rauch, Gay Marriage; … [Read more...]

BLOGGERS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND EGYPT. Via Oxblog. … [Read more...]

PRO-LIFE TEACHERS VS. THE NEA. I forget where I found this--maybe Mark Shea? … [Read more...]