Slate: Jihadists with Breast Implant Bombs are Blowing Up Sexual Taboos


Al-Qaeda operatives have added a new weapon to their terrorist arsenal: killer cleavage.
Female suicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered.
The shocking new al-Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women’s breasts during plastic surgery — making them “virtually impossible [...]

Twitter Today – Mickey Kaus’ Candidacy and Ezra Klein’s Narcissism


In the fuzzy fantasy world of the progressives – every issue, statement, article is a very personal  affront.  How nice to live in a land where everything is about “me”!
The  NYT interviewed long time Slate blogger Mickey Kaus this morning about his quasi-candidacy in California’s  Democratic Senate primary.  I will leave the legitimacy of Kaus’ [...]

To Hitchens, With Love: The Fault of Dogmatic Inconsistency. Yes, Yours.


Dear Christopher,
It’s been a while since our last encounter when I told you I needed some time to think about where this relationship is going (you know how much I like Guinness, yet, you continue to ply me with Johnnie Walker Black, amongst other compromising things).  I wanted to keep our personal issues as such–personal. [...]

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If it is to recover, Haiti must make some profound cultural and political changes. – By Anne Applebaum – Slate Magazine


For the past several days, I have found myself unable to look at the photographs from Haiti. I have also found that when I start reading an article datelined Port-au-Prince, I have to force myself to read to the end of it. I have donated money to Doctors Without Borders, on the grounds that it […]