Posts from the ‘Politics’ category

Yes They Can (Mostly)

Well, some of my faith in the US is restored this morning. Senator Obama’s election to the White House is an extraordinary gesture of hope that…

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A Report From Obama, Japan

On this historic day in American history, I wanted to reference Sarah’s excellent report from the coincidentally-named town of Obama, Japan: I spent the past weekend…

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Why Do So Many Evangelical Teens Become Pregnant?

I recently read this fascinating article in The New Yorker about religion and teen pregnancy and sexuality trends in the US: Regnerus argues that religion is…

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Three Clever Videos Related to the US Election

These are three clever videos I’ve come across in the last day and a half. Monique twittered about this Slate V video, encouraging Americans to go…

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The Ground War in Pennsylvania

I feel like I’m recommending a This American Life episode every other week, but it’s a reflection of how much I enjoy the show. Last week’s…

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The Bits Around the Sex Scenes

Via Digg and Cracked, here’s the first safe-for-work minute of “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin”. The acting (and setup, and set for that matter) is hilariously awful: Here’s…

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Can I Get a ‘Meh’?

We were in the US this past long weekend, so we only got news of last night’s election when I logged into the AT&T wifi at…

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Did the Conservatives’ Arts Strategy Backfire?

Back in August, I mentioned the Conservative government’s cuts to arts programs, and their controversial grab for greater control over funding for film and TV production.…

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