The Emperor’s New Clothes

Wisconsin’s Governor Walker claims that “we can no longer live in a society where the public employees are the haves and the taxpayers who foot the bills are the have-nots.” Congressman Pence from New Jersey thinks that there are two kinds of rape:...

Abayas

Here’s where you get your abaya when you visit Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque: No, there are no shoes available here, just black full-length robes for all female visitors not already wearing a robe, and white full-length robes for male visitors wearing shorts. And...

Taking It Back…

So the Tea Party got what it wanted last night: control of the House and the constant presence of the George Hamilton-esque John Boehner, he of the crocodile tears. You do know the story of the crocodile’s tears, don’t you? The crocodile pretends to sigh...

Don’t Rock the Vote, Incentivize It!

Today is election day. In my apartment building, there’s a polling place, which in 2008 had lines out the door and around the block. This morning? I darted in, voted, and was back upstairs drinking coffee, all in about 10 minutes. That’s the upside of low...