I blame the plutocracy! Marja Erwin (2011-02-25).
Conventional femininity injures, mutilates, and sometimes kills.Jill, at I Blame the Patriarchy ( http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/2011/01/26/death-by-femininity-again/ ) considers who is to blame for the death of Carolin Berger, a German porn actress.It is only too easy for defenders of the status quo to blame those who die of plastic surgery. All too...(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)
paul krugman/naomi klein statist leftism vs. right-wing. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-02-25).
paul krugman/naomi klein statist leftism vs. right-wing corporatism presents us with a horrendous dilemma: state or corporation? it articulates a stark choice between forms of subordination: state control of the economy (along with and backed by military or police coercion), welfare-state regimes of total surveillance and public housing vs. horrendous economic...(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)
Paying for Bad Cops. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-09).
Walter Olson points to a case in Colorado, where a police officer kneed a handcuffed woman in the face, breaking her eye socket. He also didn't bother to report her injuries. The Aurora police chief sensibly fired the officer, and the city paid the victim an $85,000 settlement. But then...(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)
The Mind of a Police Dog. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-21).
For the first few years I had her, I was impressed by my late dog Harper's uncanny ability to assess people's character. She hated every crappy landlord and bad roommate. Barked at them. Snarled at them. Wouldn't go near them. But if I brought home a date I liked, Harper,...(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)
Teaching People Power. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-25).
The Daily Beast calls Gene Sharp "The 83 Year Old Who Toppled Egypt." The New York Times reports that "for the world's despots, his ideas can be fatal." In the last month he's been praised in venues ranging from Scientific American to the BBC. It's an unprecedented level of attention for a scholar whose...(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)
Making Sure Public Health Authorities Don't Say Anything That Might Help Public Health, Illegal Drug Edition. Brian Doherty, Brian Doherty: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-10).
L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is angry that his county's Public Health Department is distributing a flyer that might actually improve public health by giving sensible advise about how not to get ill when using street ecstasy: Antonovich said the flier, created after a 15-year-old girl died of an Ecstasy overdose after...(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)
The Coming American Insurrection. lilprole, Modesto Anarcho (2011-02-24).
Rich scum - you're time has come!As we speak, tens of thousands of people are fighting back in Madison, Wisconsin. What began as an attempt by Republican governor Walker to implement sweeping austerity measures and take away the ability of unions to collectively bargain, has created a massive grassroots working class response....(Linked Monday 2011-02-28.)
Born in Flames Meets Gandhi Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-07-23).
My kinda feminism: In March, the Indian upper parliament passed a historic affirmative-action bill. If approved by the lower house, the law would reserve 33 percent of all parliamentary seats for women. You might think this would be well-received by rural women in India. But they long ago gave up...(Linked Friday 2010-07-23.)
"Capitalism," It Fails Us Now. Jesse Walker, Hit & Run (2010-07-22).
As Michael Moynihan notes below, there's an effort afoot to rebrand "capitalism" as "free enterprise." On the face of it, I like the idea. Capital is going to be a central part of any modern economic system, whether or not there's a lot of government intervention. By contrast, the phrase...(Linked Saturday 2010-07-24.)
you'd have to say that this approach to education reflects the. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-07-21).
you'd have to say that this approach to education reflects the basic strictures or canons of squishy totalitarianism; it's squishy in that it doesn't torture or exile you: it works to transform consciousness from the ground up so that actual physical coercion is redundant. not only that, but the approach...(Linked Sunday 2010-07-25.)
But The Nice Officer Is Just Here To Help. s.e. smith, this ain't livin' (2010-07-22).
Let me tell you about the time that I was presenting as male, was arrested, and was jailed with male prisoners. Actually, let me not. Let me talk, instead, about the widespread and rather touching belief that law enforcement officers are ‘here to help,’ and why it is that so...(Linked Sunday 2010-07-25.)