Gina Tron was attacked by a serial rapist in 2010. She describes her enraging experience reporting the crime to the NYPD: I was interviewed by a detective who kept asking me about what I was wearing at the time and who told me that this case would probably never make it anywhere because I was intoxicated. Instead of focusing … Continue reading Victimized Twice
Jessica Grose is disappointed by the lack of interest in treating hyperemesis gravidarum, “otherwise known as unrelenting nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, or the Kate Middleton disease”: [W]hy is there so little information about a malady that sends around 285,000 women to the hospital every year? Fejzo says that research stalled after the 1950s, when women with severe pregnancy nausea … Continue reading Why No Cure For Severe Morning Sickness?
Friday on the Dish, Andrew slammed Peggy Noonan’s latest column, parsed public opinion on the IRS and Benghazi, and recalled Rumsfeld’s shut-down argument style. He encouraged consenting adults to let their freak flags fly and dove deep on the meaning of IQ scores. In political coverage, Politico looked to Cheney for guidance as scandals continued to dominate the news, Shafer explained the significance of the leaks … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap
Today on the Dish, Andrew attempted to parse the tax policy details of the IRS scandal, pondered the implications of attempts to tie Obama to the current array of scandals, and clarified his thoughts on genetics and race, Elsewhere, he digested a recent study on worldwide intolerance while one of his dogs showed him almost cat-like disdain. In political news and views, the Beltway made mountains … Continue reading The Daily Wrap
Oh my. Dick Morris says IRS scandal could lead to Obama's impeachment. Which means…it won't. — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 15, 2013 Today on the Dish, Andrew defended Jason Richwine against the presumption of racism while applauding Ron Unz’s careful analysis of his work, saw room for long-term spending reform in the latest deficit numbers, and cheered Bret Easton Ellis. He gagged at Politico’s insider … Continue reading The Daily Wrap
Friday on the Dish, Andrew further pondered the brutality surrounding the Gitmo hunger strike, challenged Leon Wieseltier’s moralizing on Syria, and separated out the scandal from the politicking in the Benghazi fiasco. He, weighed in on the millennial-knocking Time cover story, raised an eyebrow at the latest Buzzfeed Brews event, and channeled Eugene Debs in … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap
Today on the Dish, Andrew processed Stephen Hawking’s announced boycott of Israel, speculated about the reasons for its strike in Syria last week, and Butters called for a bigger footprint in the Mideast. He unpacked what we know about the Internet’s role in the Tsnarnaevs’ radicalization, shook his head at Cheney’s latest demagoguery over Benghazi, … Continue reading The Daily Wrap
There are just a few nascent buds of blossom on the cherry trees, and the hyacinths are slowly unwrapping in the window boxes. In the dank afternoon air, all that interrupts the chirping of birdsong outside my apartment window is the familiar pop-popping of gunfire, the shattering of car windscreens, and a swoop of sirens. … Continue reading SPRINGTIME IN WASHINGTON