Category Archives: education

The Original Torture Memos

FLASH: Idaho State Sen. tables bill mandating the torture of Idaho youth en masse. No, srsly: Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read … Continue reading

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The Shock Doctrine 1: The Erased World

by matttbastard Introduction: Blank is Beautiful Three decades of erasing and remaking the world The Shock Doctrine opens with a quote from the Book of Genesis, chapter 6, verse 11: Now the Earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the … Continue reading

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On Medical Procedures and Limited Choices

by matttbastard Via Lauren @ Feministe, WaPo looks at the difficulty US med students face if they want to seek out abortion training: She had joined Medical Students for Choice, an abortion education group with chapters on 135 U.S. campuses, … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (Med School Edition)

by matttbastard Star-Tribune columnist Charles Quimby on how access to abortion in the US isn’t just being threatened by anti-choice legislative measures: I don’t have firm statistics, but I would say most of the physicians providing abortion services in Minnesota … Continue reading

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Amusement For Gigi

by matttbastard (h/t boomgate for the vid) Via Jack Stephens and Amardeep Singh, Richard Nisbett and Malcolm Gladwell attempt to untie the always-knotty debate surrounding IQ fundamentalism, hereditarian bigotry and race. Money quote courtesy Gladwell: To say that Dutch I.Q. … Continue reading

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Slacker Friday: “Islamophobia Promotion Week”; Breast Cancer Is Sexier (And More Marketable) Than Domestic Violence UPDATED 10.27

by matttbastard Earlier this year, the upstanding, freedom-loving folks at FrontPage magazine and the Terrorism Awareness Project proudly announced that, from Oct 22-28th, that ever-so-lovable wing-nutty Islamophobe modern-day Cassandra, David Horowitz, would valiantly and courageously shine the spotlight on the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back (To Reality)

by matttbastard Via Fern Hill @ Birth Pangs: we here at bastard.logic also love New York: The Bush administration’s Abstinence Only Program is an example of a failed national health-care policy directive, based on ideology rather than on sound scientific-based … Continue reading

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Sometimes “WTF?!” Just Isn’t Enough (Even With Interrobang)

by matttbastard We have truly entered Bizarro World, where the superfluity of The Onion is made painfully apparent on an almost daily basis. Via Chaos Theory Recommend this post to Progressive Bloggers

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My Favourite ‘Moderate’ Upholds His Grand Party’s Tradition

by matttbastard   Well, I’m glad I didn’t waste the Stanfield metaphor on Howard Hampton (too bad More Notes From Underground beat me to it). I’m with northwestern_lad: “I personally cannot wait to see the next polls that come out … Continue reading

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