This is a clip from a long but excellently written article in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Politicians are suddenly eager to disown failed policies on American prisons, but they have failed to reckon with the history. Reconsidering Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report on “The Negro Family,” 50 years later.
I guess ours are not the only pols struggling with ways to respectfully discuss immigration.
Birth control? BAN IT!
Abortion? BAN IT!
Gay marriage? BAN IT!
Guns? Look, banning things never works. People will find ways to get them.
At 16 weeks into her pregnancy, Lily, 35, found out that her baby had a fatal fetal abnormality and — once born — would survive only hours outside the womb.
“We really wanted the baby,” she told VICE News, recalling how “shell-shocked” the discovery made her.
Unluckily for Lily she was living in Ireland, where abortion — in almost every situation — is considered a crime. She was given the opportunity to either carry the baby to term, or to travel to an NHS hospital in the UK to have an early induction. “I think I was quite shocked at that point to know that that couldn’t be dealt with in my own maternity hospital here. It’s the worst possible news you can get. Devastating,” she told VICE News. more
This looks like a great way to spend an afternoon in downtown Ramadi. I’m guessing scenes like this are more common and attractive to would-be recruits that immolation vids. But maybe I’m just old and soft.
This DID shock me a bit, in a good way. Overall I love the FCKH8 campaign. It’s bold, irreverent and totally in your face! On the other hand do we really want to instill the fear of rape into 10 year old girls?
One of the most moving aspects of the Boston Marathon bombing is that swiftly after the bombing, runners, who are very similar to regular people, rushed toward danger to help the injured. We humans really LIKE each other. I am reminded of WIKILEAKS “Collateral Murder” video wherein even knowing there was an armed US helicopter hovering overhead people still rushed to help the wounded. The US shot the helpers too but the point is they were willing to risk even death by American gunners to give aid. What does that tell us about the strength of our connections to each other? Yay for our side!