This bit from NRO is, in fact, a slam that I might personally have considered to be a little too vicious.
…I was puzzled about why New York City had become the locus of anti-police protests until I tightened in and asked further why within New York it is the site around Union Square, rather than One Police Plaza or Staten Island, the scene of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of the NYPD, that is the center of the scene. The answer, so near as I can tell, is: better bars.
I mean, Kevin Williamson is probably right. But it’s still kind of a harsh thing to say. Anyway, read the whole thing, right up to the end. Particularly the end, in fact.
…doth protest too much. Background here (NSFW): short version, Bill Maher was channeling his inner tough-guy-misogynist again and used a fairly crude sexual crudity in the process of lying about THAT WOMAN’s response to the disaster in Japan (because, well, Bill Maher). After that happened, people started asking why it is that groups like NOW didn’t immediately start pounding the tables and shouting about the way that a male chauvinist pig had publicly tried to reduce a woman to her sexual organs – well, that’s not true: we all know that the reason is that the leadership of NOW doesn’t really like to admit that conservative women are, well, human beings. We’re just obliged to politely ignore that minor little detail as part of the entire “conflict resolution that doesn’t involve automatic weapons fire” thing that is the hallmark of civilized society.
Apparently in 1995 Brown took a firm stand against… mammograms.
But that was 1995, right? Well, when asked about it now…
Asked if he believes in mammography, [Brown spokesman Clifford] Clifford said, “He believes in people not getting cancer, has not followed developments in the effectiveness of various specific cancer screenings.”
NRLC will score the upcoming roll call votes on cloture on the Reid manager’s amendment, and on the underlying bill, as votes in favor of legislation to allow the federal government to subsidize private insurance plans that cover abortion on demand, to oversee multi-state plans that cover elective abortions, and to empower federal officials to mandate that private health plans cover abortions even if they do not accept subsidized enrollees, among other problems.
In addition, if the final bill produced by a House-Senate conference committee does not contain the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, NRLC will score the House and Senate votes on the conference report as votes to allow federal mandates and subsidies for coverage of elective abortion.
And Rep. Bart Stupak (D) has or has not sent out his people to talk to or not talk to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R) people. Hard to say.
This is newsworthy primarily because they had an option otherwise: one, in fact, who had been endorsed by their outgoing President. Via @AmandaCarpenter, meet the new boss:
Terry O’Neill, 56, of Maryland defeated Latifa Lyles, 33, of Washington during the organization’s national conference here. The voting took place Saturday.
Ms. O’Neill’s spokeswoman said Sunday that the vote totals were not immediately available but that it was a “close election.”
Ms. Lyles, who is black, had said she could help give the organization, with a membership that is mostly white and over 40, a new image of youth and diversity that would appeal to younger feminists. She had been enthusiastically endorsed by Kim Gandy, who is retiring on July 20 after eight years as president of the group.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I did not expect to see this. Like Allahpundit, I will slightly glower at the last paragraph* but not allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good; and like Ed, I will meet NOW halfway and personally at least agree that G Gordon Liddy should not be making a woman’s menstrual cycles a criterion for whether or not she’ll make a good judge. I’m not endorsing any of the rest of that, but I can concur on the specific point.
*Particularly since I have personally never done any such thing to Ms. Clinton.