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June 30, 2010

Florida doctor treating pregnant women with experimental drug to prevent lesbianism, bisexuality

Doctor Treating Pregnant Women With Experimental Drug To Prevent Lesbianism | Slog | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
Pediatric endocrinologist Maria New—of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University—isn't just trying to prevent lesbianism by treating pregnant women with an experimental hormone. She's also trying to prevent the births of girls who display an "abnormal" disinterest in babies, don't want to play with girls' toys or become mothers, and whose "career preferences" are deemed to "masculine."
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Glenn Beck calls for a new Red Scare

News Hounds: Glenn Beck Roots For the Underdog: Senator Joe McCarthy. No. Really!
In the above video Beck says, “The best thing to ever happen to communists was the red scare and Joseph McCarthy. We had beaten communism, soundly discrediting it in every sense. People viewed communists as traitors who wanted to destroy America. They crept back into unions — especially teachers' unions — that coupled with colleges, you now had a situation where communists were starting to be the ones writing and teaching history.” ... It’s not just leftists (Communists?) making the comparison. As I mentioned in January of this year, Tim Harney of OpEdNews, no leftie himself, said:
This is my opinion of what was broadcast on the Glenn Beck show last night- modern day McCarthyism targeting not the "good" liberal, but the "bad cancer" of the democrat [sic] party, the progressive, who Glenn Beck says has hijacked and taken over the democrat [sic] party to the point of killing it. Is this modern day McCarthyism? I'm conservative and I think so.

June 28, 2010

Gun rights: Supreme Court strikes down ban on handguns

Gun rights: Supreme Court strikes down ban on handguns - latimes.com
The Supreme Court reversed a ruling upholding Chicago's ban on handguns Monday and extended the reach of the 2nd Amendment as a nationwide protection against laws that infringe on the "right to keep and bear arms." The 5-4 decision appears to void the 1982 ordinance, one of the nation's strictest, which barred city residents from having handguns for their own use, even at home. The ruling has both local and national implications. Two years ago, the high court ruled in a case from Washington, D.C., that the 2nd Amendment protects the rights of individuals to have a gun for self-defense. Since the District is a federal city and not a state, the court did not decide then whether the 2nd Amendment could be used to challenge other municipal ordinances or state laws. In Monday's decision, the court said the constitutional protection of the 2nd Amendment extends to city and state laws, not just federal measures.

Krugman: Hard-line, hard-money orthodoxy spreads misery wide and into the future

Op-Ed Columnist - The Third Depression - NYTimes.com
Why the wrong turn in policy? The hard-liners often invoke the troubles facing Greece and other nations around the edges of Europe to justify their actions. And it’s true that bond investors have turned on governments with intractable deficits. But there is no evidence that short-run fiscal austerity in the face of a depressed economy reassures investors. On the contrary: Greece has agreed to harsh austerity, only to find its risk spreads growing ever wider; Ireland has imposed savage cuts in public spending, only to be treated by the markets as a worse risk than Spain, which has been far more reluctant to take the hard-liners’ medicine. It’s almost as if the financial markets understand what policy makers seemingly don’t: that while long-term fiscal responsibility is important, slashing spending in the midst of a depression, which deepens that depression and paves the way for deflation, is actually self-defeating. So I don’t think this is really about Greece, or indeed about any realistic appreciation of the tradeoffs between deficits and jobs. It is, instead, the victory of an orthodoxy that has little to do with rational analysis, whose main tenet is that imposing suffering on other people is how you show leadership in tough times. And who will pay the price for this triumph of orthodoxy? The answer is, tens of millions of unemployed workers, many of whom will go jobless for years, and some of whom will never work again.

June 27, 2010

Is the US a fascist police-state?

Guest Post: Is the U.S. a Fascist Police-State? | zero...

June 25, 2010

Senate Republicans leave jobless to starve

Democrats mulling stand-alone jobless aid - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON – The demise of Democrats' jobs-agenda legislation means that unemployment benefits will phase out for more than 200,000 people a week. Governors who had counted on fresh federal aid will now have to consider more budget cuts, tax increases and layoffs of state workers. Democratic officials said the House may try to revive the long-stalled jobless aid bill next week as a stand-alone bill shorn of controversial tax and spending provisions that prompted Senate Republicans to filibuster it on Thursday. But the Senate may not have enough time to clear the measure for President Barack Obama's desk before leaving Washington for the Fourth of July recess. The impasse has meant that more than 1.2 million people have lost unemployment benefits averaging $300 a week.