The post-welfare legacy of Bill Clinton

The New York TImes has an inter­est­ing piece up on the legacy of Pres­i­dent Clinton’s wel­fare reform efforts.  These efforts were a part of Clinton’s broader re-election strat­egy of tri­an­gu­la­tion: the attempt to co-opt the issues and views of one’s oppo­nents, thus pulling the rug out from under them.  In this spirit, Clin­ton, a baby-boomer, […]

International Women’s Day News Roundup

Happy Inter­na­tional Women’s Day, from.…a man.  Oh well, nev­er­mind the mes­sen­ger, here’s a quick roundup of the news from Inter­na­tional Women’s Day! First off, from Time Mag­a­zine, we have a debate on the ques­tion of “Are Women Peo­ple?” that addresses some of the recent issues (San­dra Fluke, manda­tory ultra­sounds for abortion-happy ladies, etc) and considers […]

If Sandra Fluke = Prostitute, Obama = Pimp

Yeah, some­one went there: And here we have a mas­ter­ful response from Angry Black Lady: Yeah, let that sink in. You’ve got the African-American Pres­i­dent is a 70′s pimp angle, the San­dra Fluke is a whore angle, the “evil light-skinned brother” angle, the white girl sub­servient to the black man angle, a com­plete mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Ms. […]

Kentucky Woman Wins Case with National Labor Relations Board

In my inau­gural post, I thought I’d high­light a recent bit of news about a Louisville woman who was ter­mi­nated from her job at Our Lady of Peace hos­pi­tal last year for try­ing to orga­nize a union.  Joe Sonka at Leo Weekly first cov­ered the story last year: Amy Doyle had worked at Our Lady of […]