BP’s Brave Fight Against Camera-Wielding Terrorists. Jesse Walker, Hit & Run (2010-06-23).
Mother Jones describes a creepy manifestation of the secrecy surrounding the BP oil spill: Last week, Drew Wheelan, the conservation coordinator for the American Birding Association, was filming himself across the street from the BP building/Deepwater Horizon response command in Houma, Louisiana. As he explained to me, he was standing…(Linked Friday 2010-06-25.)
Let's Not Be Silly: The Marie Arraras 911 Call, and What It Means. three rivers tumblr (2010-06-22).
Let's Not Be Silly: The Marie Arraras 911 Call, and What It Means: abbyjean: garlandgreyblog: "On May 28, Arraras called Miami 911, telling the dispatcher to send the cops right away because her boyfriend had hit her and was trying to choke her. The police did eventually come to the…(Linked Friday 2010-06-25.)
Liberating The Pill After 50 Years. Katherine Mangu-Ward, Hit & Run (2010-06-22).
Women aren’t stupid*, but the Food and Drug Administration treats them like they are. The contraceptive pill has been on the market for 50 years, but women still have to go begging every year to their doctors and every month to the pharmacist behind the high counter. An op-ed in…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-26.)
The perils of a liberal arts education? Chris Blattman, Chris Blattman (2010-06-19).
Together with representatives of the university, Bell [Telephone] set up a program called the Institute of Humanistic Studies for Executives. More than simply training its young executives to do a particular job, the institute would give them, in a 10-month immersion program on the Penn campus, what amounted to a…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-26.)