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This is a weird gift (and, frankly, kind of a dumb idea). But whom you vote for, or if you vote at all, is always your democratic prerogative. You can use whatever reasoning you want, including bad reasoning. Welcome to America.
(November 4, 2012)
Miss Harriet Lerner, late of the Plumbing & Drainage Institute, makes some esoteric points about her peculiar understanding of her craft in the New York Times Book Review immediately before being committed to a public institution:
To the Editor:
Add my name to the thousands of women who thank the goddess for Toni Bentley’s brilliant review of Naomi Wolf’s latest book (Sept. 16). I especially appreciate her noting Wolf’s misuse of the word vagina to refer to everything “down there.” For several decades I’ve written on the subject of female genital mislabeling, illustrating how the ubiquitous avoidance of the word vulva harms girls and women. This work has been met by a dignified fraternal and feminist silence. Indeed, many educated adults still think that this other V-word refers to a Swedish automobile or is otherwise unspeakable. In our vulva-phobic culture (thank you, Eve Ensler and Naomi Wolfe), we give our daughters no name for the whatchamacallit that is the center of erotic pleasure and (short of X-ray vision) all that’s available for visual inspection.
The writer, for three decades a senior staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic, is the author of “Women in Therapy” and “The Dance of Anger.”
(October 5, 2012)
And thus begins another affecting tale of compassion and human kindness from a young man destined to someday become a seething sexual maniac:
The CARE (Condom Access for Responsible Encounters) group, associated with the on-campus Curry Health Center, sent out the “Protection Pumpkin”; a costumed staff member to offer condoms to students.
It’s an event the health enhancement group offers for several holidays (the Latex Leprechaun and the Condom Cupid are other characters) to encourage safe sex and offer information to students.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?