The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Could It Be Any More Obvious?’

“I don’t know why people are so reluctant to say they’re feminists. Maybe some women just don’t care. But how could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word? . . . Feminism always gets associated with being a radical movement — good. It […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 09.30.14

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Leung To Protesters: Beijing Won’t Back Down Urges protesters to clear the streets for public safety Hong Kong Police defend handling of protests State Department reacting cautiously to protests Protesters turn deaf ear to Leung, pep up “Umbrella Revolution” All Eyes On The Outcome Of PM Modi’s Visit With […]

Rule 5 Monday

— compiled by Wombat-socho Welcome to another edition of Rule Five SundayMonday; I wish I could claim that it’s late because I went out and partied too hard after Jordan Zimmerman pitched a no-hitter for the Nationals yesterday (it was the first time I’d seen one, live or on TV) but the truth is I […]

Essential Feminist Quotes: ‘Lesbianism and Feminism Have Been Coterminous’

Left to right: Judith Butler, Bonnie Zimmerman, Diane Richardson “Is there some commonality among ‘women’ that preexists their oppression, or do ‘women’ have a bond by virtue of their oppression alone? Is there a specificity to women’s cultures that is independent of their subordination by hegemonic, masculinist cultures? . . . “Is the construction of […]

‘My Hypothetical Daughter’

Emily Heist Moss (@EmilyHeistMoss) is the type of young feminist who inspires readers to ask, “Stacy, how do you find these idiots?” The short answer is that feminists are herd animals, who aggregate around certain online watering holes, so that wherever you find one zany Gender Studies type, there are sure to be many more. […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 09.29.14

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Hong Kong Democracy Protesters Defy Calls To Disperse Major pushback against Beijing’s efforts to restrict democracy Schools, banks closed as HK paralyzed by protests Riot police pull back as protesters jam the streets Taiwan’s President voices support for protesters Indian Media Praise Modi’s “Rocking Speech” In New York Send […]

The Republican Direction Is The Same Tired One As The Democrats; Just Slower

by Smitty As is generally the case when reading purported conservative writers like Brooks and Noonan, one wonders: what part of “Progressivism is played out” do they not understand? Noonan in the WSJ: But put aside the word “nationalized.” Shouldn’t the Republican Party make it clear right now exactly what it is for and what […]

Brother of the World’s Youngest Blogger: “The Economy Stinks”

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