Rape in a lawless land
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 10:35:53 -0800
Congo: Leah Chishugi, a nurse and survivor of the genocide in Rwanda, travels into the heart of eastern Congo to record the testimony of more than 400 women and girls abused by marauding militias.
Women as Wingmen
Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:27:42 -0800
One of my favorite pet peeves isn’t a piece of advice; rather, it is an idea. It’s the notion that real men don’t have women friends; a woman is for f***ing, dating long enough to cheat on with all her friends, and that’s about it. In short, anybody that believes this is an idiot and if you don’t have women friends, you’re an idiot, too.
Watch the Parking Meters
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 08:20:00 -0800
The big news on the blogosphere today concerns parking meters in Chicago.Matt Yglesias is thrilled. Kevin Drum less so. Drum writesA private company has agreed to give City Hall an upfront payment of almost $1.2 billion to run Chicago's parking meter system for the next 75 years.75 years seems a wee bit excessive to me, and will almost certainly bite Daley in the ass when Morgan Stanley, which put together the winning consortium, packages up the parking meter revenue, securitizes it, rolls it