Posts tagged “Iraq”


I don’t care if you have to get up at 5am or if you’ve got the worst cold of your life or explosive diarrhea or you have to stand in the rain for 4 hours.  This is an important election.  Besides, if you don’t vote, you don’t get to bitch about anything for the next […]

A Little Politics

The latest A Softer World comic: PZ Myers points to a video of Sarah Palin telling an Assembly of God church that the Iraq war is “a task from God. Obama answers some important questions about science and policy. Dooce tells Republicans to live up to those compassionate principles: Because Leta was diagnosed with plagiocephaly […]

What I’ve Noticed

Indexed expresses a little anger with an awesome Venn diagram. Hollywood’s five saddest attempts at feminism.  [via Feministing]  Lays out how those “strong” female characters are so very disappointing. Some Iraqi’s have no hope left: do you know that your tomorrow has no tomorrow? that your blood is the ink of new maps? Unsurprising news […]

War isn’t good for people

Since the military isn’t doing enough to care for the mental health of our soldiers, private counselors are offering free help to veterans.  Suicide rates are way up in the military right now, which is probably indicative of how much help our veterans are going to need when they get back.  It’s not really surprising […]

in vain

I finished reading Susan Faludi’s The Terror Dream today. It was an amazing book that detailed our response to 9-11 and compared it to how we responded to another national crisis: the conflicts with Native Americans when the nation was forming. Basically, we create a myth of weak women as a way to make the […]

Democracy and religious fundamentalism in India

We should be paying attention to this: While Americans have focused on President Bush’s “war on terror,” Iraq, and the Middle East, democracy has been under siege in another part of the world. India — the most populous of all democracies, and a country whose Constitution protects human rights even more comprehensively than our own […]

How to starve a country

I’ve posted before about the damage farm subsidies can do to the economies of other countries. Corn is one of the most heavily subsidized crops and it’s being used to create ethanol, which is currently more profitable than selling the corn for food because ethanol is subsidized, too. This is causing some very serious problems […]