Roe v. Wade at 40

The latest NBC poll offers a nice recognition for today’s milestone reached by Roe: According to the poll, 54 percent of adults say that abortion should be legal either always or most of the time, while a combined 44 percent said it should be illegal – either with or without exceptions. That’s the first time…

Likelihood that Kasich doesn’t even understand consequences of his education funding recommendations

From the  Ohio Association of Gifted Education Action Alert, 3/17/11 (in part, but please – read it all): I should note that in the governor’s town hall meeting on the budget on Tuesday, a father of a gifted child asked why the gifted funding was eliminated.  The governor’s education policy director, Bob Sommers indicated that…

Why NY U.S. Rep. Peter King (R) & Hearing on Radical Islam Are Disingenuous

Because the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act of 2007 has been around for nearly five years, 400 members of Congress signed onto it in 2009, and it absolutely anticipated that radicalization, however they were going to define it, was not limited to any one religious, ethnic, political or cultural group (though one reason I was…

Palin Continues To Damage Women While Others Spend Time, Money To Help Them

In a week that saw the launch of a funded, organized, coordinated effort to help us get at the roots of sexism (check out Name It. Change It), we also get Sarah Palin demonstrating the carelessness with which she’s accused many others in using sexist rhetoric. From CNN Politicalticker: “Those who are impotent and limp…

Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition. Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs — a weekly collection of Jewish and Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest…