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Breaking Bad Recap: S5E15, “Granite State”

Kudos to people who predicted that it was Gray Matter that was the final bit of business that Walt has before he dies! This was inevitably going to be an episode that fast forwards a bit through time and catches us up with some exposition, but I was impressed by…

Christian group tries to force 20-week abortion ban on to Albuquerque ballot

An anti-choice group that calls itself Voices for Family Values claims to have raised enough signatures via petition to have a ban on all abortions after 20 weeks placed on the Albuquerque city ballot this fall. According to KRQE, Voices for Family Values turned in approximately 27,000 signatures to the…

David Vitter survives because, not despite, of the prostitution angle

Niall Stanage has a piece up at Salon examining how David Vitter has managed to survive a rather comical sex scandal involving prostitutes and diaper-wearing. He makes a lot of good points about the situation in Louisiana and how Vitter is benefiting, but I think it’s useful to think about…

Clearly, the culture war is not over

From Jessica comes the news that not only do 70% of Americans think that women should take their husband’s name, 50% of them said, “Yeah, sure” if asked if it should be legally required. It gets worse! What’s really distressing about this news – Laura Hamilton, the study’s lead author…

Dance, hypocrites, dance!

For blatantly partisan reasons, I hope that H. Ross Perot makes a big stink out of the story of McCain’s first wife. From what I understand of the wingnut mind, the people already wary of McCain will feel vindicated about using his POW status against him as evidence that he’s…

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