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South Carolina Bill Would Outlaw Sex Toys

The S.C. bill doesn’t look likely to pass, but the scary thing is that such products are already illegal in several Southern states.
Apparently in Texas, if you market a toy as a novelty, it’s legal. But if you demonstrate its use in sexual activity—it’s illegal. Put that in your Constitution and smoke it.

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Greed, Sex Slavery and Forced Abortions—Made in the USA

Ms. Magazine documents quasi-endentured servitude in garment factories in the Northern Mariana Islands—which, because they’re a territory of the U.S., labels their clothes “Made in the USA.” The surprise: Jack Abramoff facilitated the situation.

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Democrats Look for White House Links to Phone-Jamming Scandal

Sens. Patrick Leahy and Ted Kennedy want to know what links Jack Abramoff or the White House had, if any, to a criminal effort to suppress voter turnout in a 2002 Senate race.

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Bush’s Approval Ratings Slide to Record Low

CNN has the president at 32%, the lowest number ever recorded for him.

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What? You Expected Real Lobbying Reform?

House Republican leaders have stripped a pending bill of language that would require lobbyists to disclose their fundraising activities and contacts with lawmakers.

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Iraqi prisoner
From The Washington Post

More Torture Discovered in Iraqi Jails

U.S. inspectors are not removing from Iraqi jails prisoners who show signs of being tortured by Iraqi jailers—as the U.S. has pledged to do.
This is progress—of a sort. Now, instead of torturing the prisoners ourselves, we’re turning a blind eye to Iraqi-on-Iraqi torture.

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Religious Leaders Band Together Against Gay Marriage

About 50 prominent religious leaders—including Catholic cardinals and archbishops—have signed a petition in support of a constitutional amendment blocking same-sex marriages.

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Americans doing the tango
From the N.Y. Times

Urban Ex-Pats Flock to Buenos Aires

Big numbers of younger expatriates from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are finding a cosmopolitan haven—at one-fourth the cost of U.S. living—in Argentina.

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Report: Bush Aide Advises Rattling Saber on Iran for Political Gain

Josh Bolten, the president’s new chief of staff, has reportedly counseled Bush that talking tough on Iran will shore up his national security polling numbers.
Update: Oh, yeah: Iran may pull out of the nonproliferation treaty.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


‘Sex in a Spray’ Draws Concerns About an ‘Age of McNookie’

PT-141, a nasal spray that is perhaps the world’s first legitimate aphrodisiac, may hit the market in under three years. The Observer wonders whether such a “sure thing” will trivialize the emotional aspect of relationships.

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