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Ross Douthat looks at gay marriage and wonders what’s love got to do with it

That it’s only the thrill Of boy meeting girl Opposites attract - What’s Love Got To Do With It (Britten,Lyle) Ross Douthat is sad. And disheartened. And much like Lili von Schtupp: everything below the waist is probably ‘kaput’, based upon the historical record. Ross concedes that the gays have…

Obamacare Allows Workers To Tell Bosses To Shove Off; Conservatives Are Angry.

Roy Edroso of the Village Voice has a round-up of all the ugly and frequently dishonest right wing attacks on Obamacare after the Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that Americans would reduce their work hours by enough to equal 2.3 million full-time jobs because of it. After it…

Ross Douthat Once Again Tries To Convince Women Love Is A Pipe Dream Best Abandoned

Ross Douthat is once again worried that being able to have sex when you want is what is destroying America: But these expectations were naïve. As Janet Yellen and George Akerlofpointed out in a 1996 paper on the social impact of abortion and contraception, the power Roe v. Wade gave women…

No, Ross, Misogyny Does Not Make Women Happier

Ross Douthat’s utopia: Weeping couples hauled to the altar. I know I’m a bit late to the party in mocking/criticizing Ross Douthat’s lame column once again arguing, as he likes to do, that many to most of the world’s problems could be solved if women stopped fucking. Launching off a…

Daddy, don’t let your baby grow up to be Chunky Reese Witherspoon

We have not paid much attention to our old pal Ross Douthat for some months now because he has been boring boring boring the hell out of people about Obamacare and the Pope and Breaking Bad with the trademark electrifying prose that has made him the Lester Bangs of the…

Pray to your cats; they expect you to anyway

When I put the word out yesterday that I was wanting to hear from atheists what god they choose when believers inevitability claim they secretly pray, I got a bunch of different answers, and all were entertaining. There were few repeats, but one name kept coming up over and over…

We Can Prevent Gattaca If Only We Try

My only real response to Ross Douthat's column is that we could probably remove the vast majority of rationales for genetic selection through abortion with straightforward efforts to combat sexism, racism, income inequality, and lack of access to healthcare. So, hop on that shit, women.  We'll be over here watching TV…

One word: “glands”

A bout of national stupidity isn't complete without Ross Douthat weighing in to support it, and so of course the recent "controversy" over whether or not hell exists* was like catnip to him.  Unsurprisingly, he insists that it does, and the reason is, "Because I want it to."  Douthat—all religious…

Keeping up appearances

One issue that’s been on my mind a lot lately is the concept of “keeping up appearances”. As a concept, it’s one that I haven’t thought about too much in terms of its continuing power over people. I mean, I understand it in terms of people not wanting to air…

Why being anti-choice is misogynist, period

Ross Douthat proves once again why the NY Times was foolish to hire him, because he can’t help but write op-eds that read more like afterschool specials about the evils of fornication mixed with crappy prayer cards than actual greatest-newspaper-in-the-country editorials. He includes a poem about a fetal heartbeat, people.*…

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