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When It Comes to Compliments and Female Politicians, Discretion Is the Better Part of Valor

Updated so that graph is actually readable. As you are all aware, there was a lot of whining in response to frankly mild-mannered (at least coming from feminists) critiques of President Obama making a fuss over Kamala Harris’s looks during a recent fundraising event. It’s the usual sexist response of…

Daily Show on censoring Twain: ‘Slave was just a job description’

Last night The Daily Show weighed in on a plan to sanitize Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. NewSouth Books recently announced that it would release a version of Twain’s classic novel that replaces 219 instances of the word “nigger” with the word “slave.” “Well, congratulations on the promotion, Jim,” Comedy Central’s…

CIA inspector general was ‘bothered’ by ‘excessive’ waterboarding

Last August, in response to an ACLU lawsuit, the Obama administration released a partially declassified 2004 report from the CIA’s Inspector General on that agency’s detention and interrogation programs. The report’s descriptions of the treatment of detainees were sufficiently shocking to prompt Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a prosecutor…

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