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French going unwed
From Molly Moore / The Washington Post

More French Couples Going Unwed

Marriage rates in France are about 45 percent below U.S. levels. Whence the trend? Theories: This (French) generation’s nearly universal rejection of religion, and a massive migration to more independent-friendly urban areas.

  • Despite warnings from religious conservatives, society hasn’t crumbled in tandem with marriage rates.
  • Also, out-of-wedlock births are up in the U.S.—and not only to teens, but to mothers choosing to put off marriage.

  • Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


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    Fox Preps Conservative ‘Daily Show’

    Fox News Channel is teaming with Joel Surnow (the creator of “24”) to create a right-wing version of “The Daily Show.”

  • With the Dems in power, this might actually be a good thing; it could force the weakest links of the party to acknowledge and deal with their myriad failings.

  • Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Bruno

    Liked Borat? Get Ready for Bruno

    Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) has secured a salary in excess of $30 million for his next film, in which he will portray Bruno, the gay “voice of Austrian youth TV,” who mercilessly mocks denizens of the U.S. fashion and entertainment industry.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


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    The Rising Stars of Atheism

    This month’s Wired explores the reinvigorated atheism movement and the three men behind it, including Truthdig contributor Sam Harris.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    OJ and Murdoch

    Not Worth the Trouble

    News Corp. has canceled the publication of O.J. Simpson’s hypothetical misadventure “If I Did It,” along with its accompanying TV special.  After making the announcement, Rupert Murdoch apologized to the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson for the “ill-considered project.”

  • Earlier: Truthdig names O.J. “Sicko of the Week.”

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    What Family Planning Czar Believes

    Bush’s new appointee for the head of family planning services authored this slide show on how too much sex essentially causes brain damage. He also opposes contraception—for married couples.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Paris and Osama

    Reminder: Bush Is No Fiscal Conservative

    Federal spending is up 40 percent since President Bush took office. So, what are Bush’s true fiscal priorities? Well, to paraphrase Bill Maher, he gives a lot to Paris Hilton types, and he spends even more Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Speaking of Iran…

    Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit to figure out how to curb the violence in Iraq. The invite is being regarded as another example of the newly empowered Iran upstaging potential U.S. efforts toward the same end.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Opinions Diverge Wildly on Iran

    Whereas Tod Koppel and WashPo reporter Robin Wright both reject a military option with Tehran as unrealistic, an American Enterprise Institute fellow writes, “WE MUST bomb Iran.”

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Hersh: CIA Has No Firm Evidence of Iran Nuke Drive

    The CIA has found no hard evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, The New Yorker’s Sy Hersh reports.

  • Also, Hersh reports that Cheney has vowed to circumvent Congress and pursue military options against Tehran.

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


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