Archive for October, 2006

Alternatives to abstinence

When I read this story in USA Today, I thought I’d lost five months out of my life. Surely this is better suited to April Fools’ Day: The federal government’s “no sex without marriage” message isn’t just for kids anymore. Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its [...]

Morning Coffee

Here are a few posts from around the ‘sphere to accompany your coffee this morning: Dr. Steven Taylor at Poliblog comments on Texas’ strange and disappointing governor’s race, where the unpopular incumbent leads in the polls. (FWIW — Polimom voted for Strayhorn last week.) Jon Swift delivers one of his best: Rush Limbaugh Takes on [...]

A naked tree?

If a tree falls in the forest, but nobody’s there when it happens, did it make any noise? If a man takes off all his clothes, but nobody’s watching, is he really naked? And if a blogger’s name is available on a link from the profile page, but a commenter takes some other circuitous and [...]

Coming to life in the mighty middle

The NY Times is on a roll. First it was moderate and conservative Democrats, and now it’s the socially liberal Republicans: “I am a Republican and have traditionally voted that way,” Tony Schuler, an operations services manager at Microsoft with a Harvard M.B.A., said as he sat with his wife, Deanna, in their home above [...]

Shane Sklar: my other “yes” vote

Coming in right behind a great dialogue we had here last week, the Houston Chronicle has an article (originally in the NY Times) up this morning about the Democrats, and some of the candidates they’re running: In their push to win back control of the House, Democrats have turned to conservative and moderate candidates who [...]