Monthly Archives: April 2009

Vermont is considering to Legalize “Sexting”

In a previous post, I talked about a new look at child pornography.  That post dealt with teens sending naked pics of themselves and Traci Lords.  Lately, Vermont is considering making “sexting” legal.  From the Huffingtonpost: Sexting refers to the … Continue reading

Posted in Law, News, Sexuality | 3 Comments

I can’t Believe They got Away with This

I don’t care what your political ideology is. It’s still funny: Should we join up an “teabag” our representatives?

Posted in Humor, News | 8 Comments

Book Review: Against Happiness, In Praise of Melancholy by Eric Wilson

After looking through this, I was expecting something different.  Based on the title, I was expecting to have a psychological bent to it.  It has some of it, but there’s more of a literature outlook to it.  Wilson uses various … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Culture, Health | 1 Comment

Interesting Lecture from Kathleen Hall Jamieson on Echo Chamber

There’s a free lecture by Kathleen Hall Jamieson here where she talks about the conservative and liberal media and how it reinforces the way we think about the world.  From the abstract: Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson offers a compelling analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Values | 1 Comment

Predicting When Gay Marriage Becomes Legal in each State

At fivethirtyeight.com (the same site that predicted which state would go for Obama or McCain in the 2008 election), they have also come up with a model and formula to predict when each state will vote against the marriage ban.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 Election, News, Rights, Same-Sex | 1 Comment

Finally, a Expert on Economics

And he’s against the Obama plan about the bailouts.  And his name is Paul Krugman.  You can see his economic blog here. Lately in the news, you always hear Democrats or Republicans saying that this bailout plan is either a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Experts, News | 1 Comment

Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

I saw the trailer to Revolutionary Road and it intrigued me.  However, I’ve read a lot of critical reviews saying that the book is extremely better.  Thus, I decided to check out the book and then see the movie afterwords. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Existentialism, Relationships | 5 Comments

Ward Churchill was found Wrongfully Terminated

Taken from the NY Times which you can read here: A jury ruled Thursday that Ward L. Churchill, a former University of Colorado professor who drew national attention for an essay in which he called some victims of the Sept. … Continue reading

Posted in Law, News, Rights | 7 Comments

Stem Cells are Closer to Curing Deafness

You can check it out here. From the article: Their discovery could ultimately help those who have lost hair cells through noise damage and some people born with inherited hearing problems. But any cure is still some years away, experts … Continue reading

Posted in Bioethics | 3 Comments