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America Knows Best

Published on May 10, 2013 By bmagnus

Sorry for the little hiatus. Finals are coming Real Soon Now and my writing has been monopolized by a paper on Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells. Fascinating stuff. For a minimally sciencey version, check out this biography. Depending what day it is, the world news front is likely to say something about Iran, North Korea, […]

Music Monday: What’s Going On

Published on January 21, 2013 By bmagnus

  In Closing: the cat came back; the wages of austerity; aww rats; adventurous surrogate mother wanted; rubber duckies; well yeah, it looks silly when he does it; too redacted; Clouds! Pork Exercise! Mexico! Pass the word; backtrack; never occurred to them that’s not an option for everybody; locking up the dumb b**** for not knowing what’s […]

The Bar Set Low

Published on August 13, 2012 By bmagnus

Music Monday will be delayed a bit. So. A woman will be allowed to ask questions of all the important men at the big Presidential Debates for the first time in 20 years. This is after a “recent push” to let a woman do this big, important job. That recent push, by the way, is from […]


Published on October 26, 2010 By bmagnus

Yesterday, we learned that Ford was planning to create 1200 new jobs in the state of Michigan. GM and Chrysler also announced job plans. This morning I learned the truth: they planned to create those new jobs if they got certain tax breaks. “Sure is a nice state ya got here, Miz Granholm. Sure would […]

Twist the Facts

Published on March 13, 2010 By bmagnus

Yesterday morning, I wrote a post over at Age Against the Machine on British research showing that oral contraceptives reduce women’s risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease. Those happen to be the top two causes of death for American women, so it’s a big deal. And we aren’t talking about some teeny study, […]

What’s wrong with this?

Published on November 27, 2009 By bmagnus

From USA Today: Women are driving longer into their pregnancies — often saving maternity leave until after giving birth — a lifestyle change that is leading to predictions of an increase in fetal deaths in car crashes. What? Do they mean that at some point, I was supposed to have stopped working or going to […]