Friday, March 6th, 2009
The Economist says it’s time to legalize drugs: “Legalisation would not drive gangsters completely out of drugs; as with alcohol and cigarettes, there would be taxes to avoid and rules to subvert. Nor would it automatically cure failed states like Afghanistan. Our solution is a messy one; but a century of manifest failure argues for trying it.”
Glenn Greenwald revisits the anthrax attacks. I think he’s right. There are two many unanswered questions in all of this. A new investigation from outside the FBI seems in order.
A reader sends in another great double entendre headline.
Jeremy Lott takes a look at Jonathan Krohn, the 13-year-old aspiring pundit who wowed ’em at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, and pities him.
Barbie in the news: Parents aghast at the new “tattoo Barbie.” Meanwhile, a West Virginia legislator wants to ban the toy altogether, because he loathes the message that “if you’re beautiful, you don’t have to be smart.” Sez the lawmaker: “I knew a lot of people were going to joke about it and make fun of me.” Yep! (Via FreedomFiles)
Here’s some hot-button fodder for the comments section: What happens when a woman goes into a clinic to have an abortion, but due to accident or negligence, ends up giving birth to a live baby? I’m particularly interested in hearing from abortion rights folks about what should happen to the abortion clinic worker if, for the sake of argument, she’s guilty of what she’s accused of in the article. Is the difference between a morally acceptable late-term abortion and murder really just the few inches of the skull that remains in the womb during the former?