Category: Social Policy

U.S. Newswire : Release : Republican Legislators Reward Radical RightWing with Blow to Women’s Health Care, Says National Organization for Women

U.S. Newswire : Release : Republican Legislators Reward Radical RightWing with Blow to Women’s Health Care, Says National Organization for Women: “” (Via .) — american government at its best….. not.

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Fastcapitalism 1.1

I am pleased to announce that the first issue of Fast Capitalism is now available at www.fastcapitalism.com.  We are already planning for FC 1.2, for which the (flexible) deadline is May 1st, 2005.  The focus of the second issue will be the future of the American left, although we will certainly welcome articles on other […]

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Secret Laws

Secret Laws: “ Almost 2000 years BC, Hammurabi put Babylon’s laws in writing for the first time ever “so that all men might read and know what was required of them.” 4000 years later, the U.S. government is making public laws passé, according to an excellent article by Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American […]

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Broadcasters Try to Steal More of the Public Domain, This Week at WIPO

Broadcasters Try to Steal More of the Public Domain, This Week at WIPO: “ Many of you will remember the broadcasting industry’s efforts to push a power-grabbing treaty through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). If the broadcasters have their way, the treaty will: Give broadcasters copyright privileges over material they did not create, but […]

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The arbitrary and contingent cruelty of life

The arbitrary and contingent cruelty of life: “Life is unfair. It is probably more unfair now than it has ever been, simply because some countries have been better at organizing their societies to produce more and better goods, and at stimulating their populations to act in more…” (Via Paul Musgrave Dot Com.) —– Whatsoever therefore […]

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Pro-Life Group Applauds Peterson Conviction, Wants Abortion Outlawed

Pro-Life Group Applauds Peterson Conviction, Wants Abortion Outlawed: “We warned months ago that the “Laci and Connor Law” was a ploy by abortion foes. They are coming out of the shadows now. The American Life League has issued a press release on the Scott Peterson murder conviction: The…” (Via TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime.) ——— […]

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Supremely Dangerous

Supremely Dangerous: As we brace for a challenge to Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court nominees who would see it through, here is a reminder of what a society looks like when abortion is illegal — witness Portugal, where 1,000 women were hospitalized last year for complications from back alley abortions…and a teenager was recently prosecuted […]

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Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:43:32 GMT

Lessig “Where is the political party that demands respect for principles that I thought were fundamental.” [Scripting News] It must be time to hand out copies of Nietszche again, because some people still seem to think that principles are fixed and not mere functions of transvaluation… Lessig though has some points in his short essay […]

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