Category Archives: Culture

LQCs: Conservatives Anchoring Us to the Past

How the Supreme Court decision about Roe v Wade suggests that no laws can be made about anything that was not recognized as an issue two or three centuries ago. The US is forever anchored to past standards, it seems. … Continue reading

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More Thinking about Women and Men

To follow up on yesterday’s post, two items today.

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Proper Ways of Thinking: Women Without Men

NYT, Pamela Paul, 21 June 2022: She Wrote a Dystopian Novel. What Happened Next Was Pretty Dystopian.

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LQCs: Blame Games

Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin, 6 Jun 2022: Most Americans don’t accept the mass slaughter of children. Why does the GOP?

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LQCs: Privileges

Claimed for knowledge that came first; claimed by those in power to preserve their status.

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Vaclav Smil, NUMBERS DON’T LIE

This is a 2020 book by a writer I had never heard of, until reading a pre-publication review in PW of his 2022 book How the World Really Works, which was just published in May. Smil is something of a … Continue reading

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LQCs: Religious Blame and Feral Pigs

Los Angeles Times, LZ Granderson, 1 Jun 2022: Republicans use ‘God’ to turn tragedies into talking points

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LQCs: Minority Rule

Plus: Blame everything (but guns) and see what sticks; How do Republican enablers sleep at night?; Are there any rational Republicans?

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LQCs: Memorial Day 2022

Who needs prayers? What is political? Plus Fb comment, quote, meme.

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LQCs: Wise Women and Men, How the Law Is Flimsy against Political Tides, and Why Conservatives Are So Anxious to Oppress Others

Several Fb friends have quoted this passage by the great Ursula K. Le Guin, originally posted at Reading Is Therapy, from her 1989 book Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places.

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