Why I’m Having an Abortion

Angie Jackson is in the process of getting an abortion. What makes this even more interesting is that she’s been documenting the experience on her website and on Twitter. (Angie’s also on YouTube, though she hasn’t documented anything about the situation there yet. and you can see her talking about her situation here.) I think [Read More...]

The Religiously Unaffiliated Are All Over the Place

Every time we see the word “none” or “unaffiliated” in a religious survey, we always need to take it with a grain of salt. “None” is not the same thing as “atheist” and “unaffiliated” can mean just about anything. A new study released by the Pew Forum only confirms this. First, the good news. They [Read More...]

The Bruise on Biden’s Forehead

This story’s been all over the place since yesterday. Kay Burley, a host of Sky News, was reporting on a Joe Biden speech during which he had ash on his forehead because it was Ash Wednesday. She didn’t recognize what it was, though, and that led to hilarity (beginning at the 0:26 mark): “What’s happened [Read More...]

Muslim Countries Want Their Women to be Educated

Contrary to what you might expect after reading about honor killings and the mostly male-run societies, predominantly Muslim countries support equal education for women. This is according to The Pew Global Attitudes Project (PDF): Charles McAlpin summarizes the results: In a positive sign for women’s rights globally, overwhelming majorities in all nine countries said they [Read More...]

Yay, Civil Liberties! Boo, Devil…

This looks to be good policy news: On Wednesday, Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill that forbids companies from forcing their employees to be implanted with tracking devices, a move likely to be applauded by civil libertarians. The sponsor of the bill has another reason for wanting it passed, though… Del. Mark L. Cole [Read More...]