Nationalism Does Not Unite. It Divides.

In 1942, French police rounded up 13,000 Jews, gathering them in the famous Vel d'Hiv stadium in Paris, and then turned them over to German authorities to be transported to Auschwitz. But Marine Le Pen, a far-right French presidential candidate, doesn't think France should be criticized for this. “I don’t think that France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” she declared Sunday on French television. “I think that in general, more generally, if there were those responsible, it was those who were i … [Read more...]


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The Many Shades of Coercion

This week OK Magazine called attention to a recent sermon in which Kenny Batson, a pastor friend of the Duggars, discussed marital intimacy. In his sermon, Batson referred to a marriage retreat Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar helped put on: “What they talked about was this matter right here. Intimacy in marriage. And Michelle said something that I’d never thought, I mean I knew of it but I never thought like she put it,” he explained.“She said ‘Ladies, your husband can get his laundry done by ot … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 115: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: ABA, Dr. Fraud, and Trump Supporters

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.I Abused Children for a Living, Diary of a Birdmad Girl---"I was hired off the street with no background in child development, no knowledge of autism or ABA, and no experience working with children, let alone autistic children." "Paging Dr. Fraud": The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: You Tell Yourself That, Marcus

Voice in the Wind, pp. 96-103After last week's post, several readers took issues with some of my states, arguing that Rivers' was correct in some of her portrayals of gladiatorial life. I intended to do some more reading on gladiators before this weeks' post, but that didn't happen. We're back to Marcus and Julia anyway, and hopefully I'll get my hands on some better information before we return to Atretes again. Thanks everyone for your comments!This week Marcus is taking Julia to the … [Read more...]


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“The Upcoming Demographic Tsunami”

Many have derided a recent article on The Federalist in which Hans Feine argues that men and women can never (and should never) be "just friends" for its regressive ideas about gender, but few have focused on its scare tactics about demographics. Here's the relevant quote from the article: The latest numbers on American birth rates are in, and they yield only one reasonable conclusion: All of us need to start having more babies or else the upcoming demographic tsunami will consume our nation, cr … [Read more...]


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So Much for Free Market Conservatives

Check this out, from an article about the economic boom wind is offering farmers: Still, not all windy states have a turbine-friendly climate. In Wyoming, for example, coal-loving legislators passed a tax on wind energy in 2010 and are also considering penalizing utilities for including renewables in their portfolios. According to Michael Webber, deputy director of the University of Texas' Energy Institute, the next few years will see a showdown between "rural Republicans who really want to get … [Read more...]


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