Archive for March, 2007

Giuliani Cozing Up To Flat Tax?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Money

Steve Forbes gives Rudy his backing…which doesn’t mean all that much. What’s interesting is that Rudy seems to be flirting with Forbes’ flat tax idea when he had previously condemned it. From NY Times: Rudolph W. Giuliani accepted the endorsement of Steve Forbes yesterday and embraced Mr. Forbes’s signature issue, saying he liked the idea […]

March 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Posting For Me Will Be Light

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Technology

I’m in virtual heaven. Well, more like I’m in NYC for the Virtual Worlds 2007 conference. And by the way, if you want to know where the next big technology/social networking trend is going to go…check out that link and technologies like Second Life and There. Seriously. In fact, I was sitting next to some […]

March 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

The Equal Rights Amendment lives!

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Discuss, Gender, Legislation, News

This feels a bit time-warpish, but Congress may try to re-pass (and then urge the states to ratify) the Equal Rights Amendment. Oh, joy. I always get excited at the prospect of more Phyllis Schlafly (pictured) on my television. On the one hand, why not? On the other hand, it’s arguable whether such an amendment […]

March 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Soldiers Tricked Into Losing Their Health Benefits?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Military

Just to put a cherry on the top of the military healthcare sundae, I find this article from The Nation. In the Army’s separations manual it’s called Regulation 635-200, Chapter 5-13: “Separation Because of Personality Disorder.” It’s an alluring choice for a cash-strapped military because enacting it is quick and cheap. The Department of Veterans […]

March 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Update On The Shaquanda Cotton Case

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Law, Race

Southwest Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune, Howard Witt, just contacted me with an important update about the remarkably unjust, race-motivated sentencing of Shaquanda Cotton in Paris, TX. Just in case you haven’t heard the backstory, I’ll let Shaquanda tell you herself from the “About Me” section on her blog Free Shaquanda Cotton: I am […]

March 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 21 Comments »

On Drug Toxicity And Policy

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Drugs, Law

sleipner, one of our more frequent commenters on Donklephant had this to say on my recent post about drug toxicity… Obviously, direct toxicity is obviously not the only measure of danger for a drug. In addition to that, some drugs have an additional psychological or environmental risk of death or injury, either to the user […]

March 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

59% Support Iraq Timeline

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Polls, War

From Pew Research: A solid majority of Americans say they want their congressional representative to support a bill calling for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by August 2008. Nearly six-in-ten (59%) say they would like to see their representative vote for such legislation, compared with just 33% who want their representative to oppose […]

March 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

More “Bloomberg For President” Noise

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

Bloomberg is an interesting guy. Democrat turned Republican out of convenience, seemingly beholden to no “party line.” Arguably the most popular and effective mayors NYC has seen in decades. One of the most successful financial news entrepreneurs in modern times Now more chatter among the politerati about an independent 2008 presidential run. “Ross Perot with […]

March 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

NY Police Spied On Protestors Worldwide

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, The War On Terrorism

I didn’t know N.Y.P.D could not only go across the country doing intelligence gathering, but into different countries too. For at least a year before the 2004 Republican National Convention, teams of undercover New York City police officers traveled to cities across the country, Canada and Europe to conduct covert observations of people who planned […]

March 25th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Which Drugs Are The Most Toxic?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Drugs, Science

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March 25th, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »