Mourn with those who mourn

BBC: “Norway mourns island youth camp and Oslo attacks” At least 85 people died when a gunman opened fire at the Utoeya camp on Friday, hours after a blast in the government quarter killed seven. Another four are missing on the island. A 32-year-old Norwegian man was charged over both attacks, but police say it [Read More...]

Setting the record straight

“What’s an American Muslim to say to Herman Cain?” Dilshad D. Ali asks, struggling with how best to respond to the nasty anti-Muslim rants of the Republican presidential candidate. What makes this debate even trickier is that even though many American Muslims feel compelled to provide a sane, intelligent response when faced with anti-Islamic rhetoric, [Read More...]

Friday fragments

As scandal rocks Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, the Murdoch-owned Zondervan Publishing House was forced to issue a statement. Zondervan, the world’s largest Bible publisher, has not been implicated in any way in the unfolding sordid tales of telephone hacking, payments to law enforcement, and a too-cozy relationship with elected officials, but the company still wanted [Read More...]

Responsibility is differentiated, mutual and complementary, not exclusive, binary and competitive

One point, 10 reiterations, 10 links to longer, more thorough expressions of and arguments for that same one point: Responsibility is differentiated, mutual and complementary; responsibility is not exclusive, binary and competitive. Responsibility is differentiated, mutual and complementary; responsibility is not exclusive, binary and competitive. Responsibility is differentiated, mutual and complementary; responsibility is not exclusive, [Read More...]

A lamentation for an antivaxxer

At Respectful Insolence, Orac struggles to respond to “A disturbing post on an anti-vaccine blog.” The anti-vaccine movement rejects the medical science behind childhood vaccination, believing it to be linked somehow to autism. They used to be able to point to a single study — never replicated and often refuted — that claimed to support [Read More...]

Job Seekers Open Thread

. Job seekers: Let us know where you are and what you’re looking for. Everybody: Skim through and see if you know something, or know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who might help out one of our job seekers. I don’t know if we’ve hit the grand prize yet of someone actually landing [Read More...]

Friday fragments

I completely agree with Matt Yglesias that “Full Employment Is a Worker’s Best Friend.” He writes: The real issue here is that instead of workers threatening to leave this crappy job and get a better one, people are clamoring to work at this warehouse. This is one small glance at why I keep urging progressives [Read More...]

Turning the tables

Friend of mine sells houses. Her job involves a lot of conversation with customers, and doing her job well means conversing with them in a way that reassures them and makes them feel comfortable. Occasionally, those conversations take a turn that makes her uncomfortable, suddenly switching into a category we might describe as white people [Read More...]


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