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Avedon Carol on that lawyer arrested in connection with the Madrid train bombing. His most concrete offense, we learn, is his choice of clients. Anyone else remember a day when lawyers weren't allowed to cherry-pick clients based on race and the fuzzy possibility that in some remote future said clients might commit an actual crime?

Via the same source, we find ourselves reading George Will and wondering if he realizes that in Hard America, George W would be working in a factory somewhere and grateful for the protection of the ergonomic legislation that, in this reality, was killed by the Bush Administration.

All's well that ends well, but ouch A critical 30 seconds from Denita.

Mustang Bobby covers Nancy Reagan's support of stem cell research. I wonder what this will do to the halo of fools' gold the Right has been trying to build around Reagan's "legacy"?

Ted at Crooked Timber goes where my brain refuses to go…Andrew Sullivan's blog. Seems like Andy's disenchantment with the Bush Administration is almost complete. He now accepts that, on the face of it, those who said the Bush Administration was incompetent appear to have been right.

Dreyfuss discusses "Kerry imperialism." If we're going to fight more Iraq-style wars, then we really do need to be better at doing it.

Global warming is, indeed, a real threat. It doesn't matter if you're unsure (or sure and arguing) over whether the problem is caused, accelerated, or unaffected by what we've done to the planet and the atmosphere. It's still real. Having said that…I haven't decided if I want to go see a movie about it or not.

Eric Alterman puts it in a nutshell.

Hello, Messrs. Friedman, Wolfowitz. Et al, war is not a civilizing instrument.

Hal points out that Rush Limbaugh is still a big, fat, idiot.

Via someone who doesn't seem to want to cook for himself (but few of us do), a court decision I approve.

Deliberately setting out to prove you can hurt yourself with a product does not, in fact, prove that the product itself is inherently or unreasonably dangerous.

Stuff your silly face with the most fattening fast food you can find and you'll gain weight. Duh.

There has to be some allowance for common sense in this lawsuit-happy society.

And via Hugo Schwyzer...feminism. This is one of the things I admire about academics…they're willing to take on questions many of the rest of us are afraid of.

This is a praiseworthy and thoughtful assessment of what "feminist" might mean today. Beyond pointing out that a culture fixated on producing male offspring will find a way to rid itself of unwanted female children even without abortion, I have almost nothing to quibble with in his post and I'm very impressed with his insight (well, it's a subject he teaches, so I suppose I should have assumed some expertise, but personal experience....) and his commitment.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:32 AM


Wow! Thanks for the linkage! :-)

--Denita TwoDragons

Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at May 10, 2004 05:22 PM

Thanks for the link. I'll return the favor.

Posted by: Mustang Bobby at May 11, 2004 05:48 AM

I found your story very interesting, Denita.

(A return link isn't required, M.B. Just so you know. I link to posts I find interesting is all.

Not that I object to links or anything. I'm just saying. :) You're not under obligation.)

Posted by: Anne at May 11, 2004 07:48 AM