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Egg Freezing On The Company Dime, Ctd

Like a reader over the weekend, Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos casts doubt on the efficacy of egg-freezing: Lost in all the cheerleading about empowerment and liberating women from their biological clocks is a more buzz-killing, underreported set of facts, which women and families would benefit tremendously in understanding. Show More Summary

The Lone Wolf Era

Lone wolf Martin Couture-Rouleau roughly fits the profile of the next wave of terrorists. — TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) October 26, 2014 To Jacob Siegel, last week’s attacks in CanadaShow More Summary

The Euro Zone Is Not Well

The Economist warns: Now that German growth has stumbled, the euro area is on the verge of tipping into its third recession in six years. Its leaders have squandered two years of respite, granted by the pledge of Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank’s president, to do “whatever it takes” to save the single currency. […]

Mental Health Break

The masters of the viral music video return with some sweet aerials: Previous OK Go on the Dish here.

Did Non-US Citizens Elect Al Franken?

Jesse Richman and David Earnest used data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study to estimate how many non-citizens may have voted in the 2008 and 2010 elections. Their findings suggest that these ineligible voters turned out in numbers large enough to swing some close races: More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 […]

The Waterboarding Of Americans

Reading the remarkably reported NYT story on the unimaginable horrors endured by the Westerners captured by ISIS makes the more harrowing scenes from this season of The Walking Dead seem tame. The sadism, the brutality, the torture, the isolation, the terrible loneliness and terror: it’s all there, a stark sign of the sheer, unbridled evil […]

Ukraine Votes West, But What Next?

Ukraine elections included territory with about 80% of the country's voters. — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 27, 2014 Fred Weir sums up the preliminary results of yesterday’s parliamentary election in Ukraine,...Show More Summary

Is Kobani A Distraction?

New joke among Syrian refugees despairing at world's singular fixation with ISIS: Where is #Syria? South of #Kobani. — Dr. Annie Sparrow (@annie_sparrow) October 26, 2014 Over the weekend, ISIS launched a new...Show More Summary

As If Ebola Wasn’t Bad Enough Right Now

Dan Hurley reports on a confusing new childhood illness: More than 100 cases of a polio-like syndrome causing full or partial paralysis of the arms or legs have been seen in children across the United States in recent months, according to doctors attending the annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society. Symptoms have ranged from […]

Book Club: Unlocking The Mind With Meditation

A reader introduces another main theme from Sam’s book: I wrote in earlier to share my excitement over atheists breaking into the discussion of spirituality. To that end, I think Waking Up is a valuable read. I walked away appreciating a bonafide atheist’s taking on the subject. Having sat on the fence for my whole […]

Why Rand Matters

The foreign policy speech Rand Paul gave late last week is well worth a read. I was having a conversation with an international relations scholar the other day, and when asked her what her position now was, she said “realism, which these days usually means non-interventionism.” That’s exactly where I am and it seems to […]

Hathos Alert

“Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa on Fox’s ‘The Simpsons,’ was an honored guest at the dinner and told the Washington Blade the advancement of LGBT rights was due to [HRC executive director Chad] Griffin’s work. ‘It’s extraordinary,’ Smith said. ‘I think the dominoes are falling so fast. And nobody ever thought it could happen […]

Tweet Of The Day

To clarify re arrest in #Leeds as man came close to PM’s group: Nothing sinister, just a man in the wrong place at the wrong time…. — WestYorkshire Police (@WestYorksPolice) October 27, 2014 Can you imagine any police department in the US saying that after a man ran – sprinted, actually – right through the […]

Quarantanamo, New Jersey

Kaci Hickox, quarantined nurse can go home. This is the tent she was being held in: — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 27, 2014 Late Friday, governors Cuomo and Christie announced a mandatory 21-day quarantines for anyone arriving in the US through the Newark and JFK airports if they had direct contact with Ebola patients […]

A Declaration Of War On Francis

So this is why it took Ross Douthat so long to utter an opinion about the recent Synod on Family Life in Rome. He was weighing whether to call for schism! For the record: for all my questioning and concern about the direction Benedict XVI was taking the church, I never wrote a column that […]

We’re Down On The Democrats

The latest polling indicates that Americans want a GOP Senate: According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll, a majority of likely voters – 52 percent – say they would like to see Capitol Hill controlled by Republicans, compared to 41 percent who favor the president’s party. (For registered voters, it’s 46 percent GOP […]

Why Are The Midterms So Meh? Ctd

Beinart ponders our collective apathy: The dullness comes from this election’s lack of a compelling macro-theme. Yes, there are national refrains: Democrats in state after state call their Republican opponents heartless misogynists; Republicans call their Democratic opponents Obama clones. Show More Summary

It Was The Best Of Cities, Worst Of Cities

Jon Henley considers the extent of homelessness in the struggling capital of Greece and the prosperous Bavarian financial center: These are, plainly, very different cities in very different countries, facing – at this point in history – very different fortunes. But for very different reasons, both are currently confronting a problem that, it seems, even […]

How Big Will Big Marijuana Grow?

Ingraham flags a new report (pdf) that estimates “legal cannabis could be an industry with revenues of $35 billion by 2020 if marijuana is legalized at the federal level”: To put that figure in perspective, $35 billion represents more annual revenue than the NFL (currently $10 billion), and is roughly on par with current revenues […]

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