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.)