Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Things I keep meaning to blog

Piling up the tabs of interesting stories, but no time/energy for lots of posts today. So here's a few things that may be of interest:
  • McJoan at dailyKos points out the absurdity of the paternalistic argument being used to justify abortion restrictions -- as she notes, the fact that women sometimes regret getting married isn't being used as an argument against the institution of marriage...

  • An interesting phenomenon with disturbing implications: People Often Think An Opinion Heard Repeatedly From The Same Person Is Actually A Popular Opinion. Could this contribute to an echo-chamber effect among blog-readers?
    (via Medley)

  • Wired presents the odd story of a guy spooked by getting onto the TSA watch list, and his response to make himself boring by putting himself under exhaustive surveillance, posting photos of himself and details of his daily activities many times per day. Amusing to some degree, unsettling as well -- especially the fact that it's all motivated by the fear of disappearing into Gitmo...
    (via boing boing)

  • David Sirota is worried that the US is in the midst of a class war, particularly targeting workers and unions, and gives an example that provides hope that a strong (populist) offense can turn things around.
    (via dailyKos)

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