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Baucus kept relationship from Justice Department when recommending girlfriend

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) did not disclose to the Justice Department anything about his personal relationship with a woman he recommended to be a United States Attorney, according to a Department official involved in the selection of federal prosecutors. Baucus has acknowledged that he recommended his girlfriend, Melodee Hanes, to…

Scenes from an induced misery culture

I’m a day late on “Mad Men”, but will have a review up tomorrow. From Jezebel, I discovered the sort of article that really reveals what Ambrose Bierce meant when he said, “Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves,…

From the “no shit” files

In the 1980s, I sort of get the levels of confusion and distress at rising cohabitation levels from older people, since the practice was, if not new, rapidly expanding and entering the radar of people had barely even heard of that. But this is 2009, and reading articles that treat…

Dependence is really not a cure-all

This post by Leslie Bennetts at Huffington Post about how the cult of female dependence is only going to get more dangerous for women in an economic downturn is just fascinating. I admire Bennetts for writing her book The Feminine Mistake, which is about the financial pitfalls and dangers of…

Things You Forgot To Mention On The Honeymoon

Not that I’m saying that we should judge John McCain’s ability to govern based on his relationship with his wife, but if we were, they sure are a couple of creepy liars. She told the well-worn story of how they both fudged their ages when they met, she making herself…

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