Thursday, February 28, 2008

What have I been reading?

It's time again for a collection of posts and stories I have been reading, and think you should too.

Congressman Dennis Kucinich revealed that he is initiating an investigation into the insider trading that took place leading up to 9/11, particularly in regards to put options placed on American Airlines and United Airlines stock.

Hugo Schwyzer talks about abortion, remorse and grief
In this world view, shaped both by sexism and popular Christian teaching, remorse and regret are prerequisites for forgiveness and understanding. A young woman who has had an abortion will have no trouble finding sympathy in even the most conservative circles if she says the right words.
And as I wrote on Tuesday, there are plenty of people who grieve an abortion but do not regret having had one. Grief says: “that hurt me”; Regret says: “that was wrong of me to do.” Grief is an acknowledgement that an experience was painful and difficult, perhaps leaving an enduring wound — grief is a statement about feelings. Regret is a moral statement in which a past action is judged to have been the wrong one. These two emotions sometimes go together, but frequently not.

Afrospear states the obvious: Clinton claims that Obama doesn’t have the experience to lead. That he doesn’t have the political capital and resume that she has. This may be true and it is preferable to have a leader of a nation with experience, political capital and a proven resume. But at this stage of the political process, this contest is like an interview for a job. It is no mystery that those who are better prepared and organized due to superior planning, will “interview well” and more often than not get the job.

Robert Smithson's amazing Spiral Jetty is at possible risk from oil drilling in the Great Salt Lake

Here's me standing on it.

Attacks against the homeless are on the rise

And, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. Googling concepts is awesome. :D

Did I miss that horrible LA Times article? No. But I've been arguing with people about it for about a week now, so I'm going to have to let Feministe's fabulous posts speak for me this time. I just don't have the energy to rehash it again.

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