Freewheeling Spanish judges are creating big diplomatic headaches for their government — and the parliament is fighting back.
Musings on the past, present, and future of America.
It's a bleak future for car lovers for whom size does matter.
Paging Donald Draper: Ed Driscoll's latest Silicon Graffiti video explores a troika of big-budget advertisements that tilt far to the left.
Kim Jong Il has rescinded the truce that halted the Korean War. (Also read Richard Fernandez: “Words matter, but they aren’t everything.")
Psychoanalyst Stuart Schneiderman a href=”http://www.cio.com/article/493408/IT_People_Are_From_Mars_Why_Your_Marriages_Are_From_Hell_or_Headed_There”sent me a link to an article/a he was interviewed for on IT (mostly) guys and marriage. The title of the piece, “IT People Are From Mars: Why Your Marriages Are From Hell or Headed There” is (I suppose) a take-off on John Gray’s book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060574216?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0060574216″span style=”font-style:italic;”Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0060574216″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / Apparently, IT people are from another world when it comes to communicating with their spouses. br /br /Eleven men and one woman were asked about what they wished their spouse knew about their job. This is what the men said:br /br /blockquoteMost of the 11 other respondents’ answers to my question expressed some frustration with their jobs or with their marriages, or both. (The one woman who responded to my question wrote about the guilt-trips her kids lay on her for having to work long hours.) Their responses boiled down to the following five themes:br /br / 1. I don’t want to discuss the details of my workday when I get home.br /br /br / 2. Don’t call me at work unless it’s an emergency.br /br /br / 3. If I don’t return your phone call, it’s not because I’m mad at you/don’t love you. It’s because I’m busy.br /br /br / 4. IT management is not a 9-to-5 job. It’s complicated, demanding and stressful.br /br /br / 5. I’m not a tech support person, and I can’t fix all of the family’s home technology problems, especially when I’m at work. I spend my time on strategic issues and networking with other C-level executives. /blockquotebr /br /The men in the article are seen as the “bad guys,” that is, they are seen as uncommunicative and insensitive to their wives–and blamed for their shortcomings. The summary of the piece makes this clear: “your answers spoke more about your communication mistakes at home than they did about your spouse’s shortcomings. Read on for advice on how to fix this before a nasty crash.”br /br /Perhaps these IT men are a bit uncommunicative or perhaps they do have stressful jobs. But can you imagine if the same author interviewed women who were raising five kids and having a stressful time of it? Say the husband was calling home for some spousal care on the phone in the middle of three of the kids having a temper tantrum. Do you think anyone would be sympathetic to his plight and blame the wife for her communication mistakes? I rather doubt it.
Bad news for those seeking to overturn Prop 8: the courts have refused to do their work for them.
A new TV show pokes fun at a family with a hybrid car, a vegan dog named Che, and bumper stickers which say, "Support our troops and their opponents."
Sonia Sotomayor appears to doubt the fundamental premise of our government: that "all men are created equal." (Also read Roger Kimball: “Life Experience, Affirmative Action, and You.")
Obama is being forced by reality to admit that policies adopted by George W. Bush were in fact wise.
Comedians and media types who loved to ridicule Bush's gaffes are stunningly silent about the VP.
Some in the creative community have had enough of anti-Jewish plays and anti-Israeli boycotts.
With the president playing identity politics to the hilt, naming a female Hispanic has probably assured her confirmation. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Supreme Court Follies: Sotomayor’s video hits)
The first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court believes that the job of judges is to make the law, not uphold it.
a href=”http://www.seefirstblog.com/2009/05/26/grand-rounds/”Grand Rounds is up./a Be sure and check out the post a href=”http://columbiachildpsychologist.blogspot.com/2009/04/adhd-mta-study.html”on the debate about how to treat ADHD /aat the Child Psych blog. It has some useful information.
It's a beautiful, exciting place packed with history — and yes, they still do some things right.
Even if he could, it wouldn't do much to help the GOP.
Obama did all he could for his dying grandmother. Would he allow us to do the same?
Israel must do whatever is necessary to assure its survival.
Notre Dame's embrace of the president reflects a broader watering-down of the Church's traditional doctrines.
The former VP is doing the country a service by crystallizing the insane nature of the debate over detainee policy.
That’s what a study in a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1187072/Why-having-daughters-makes-fathers-likely-agree-Left-wing-views.html”the span style=”font-style:italic;”Daily Mail/span says (a href=”http://hotair.com/”via HotAir/a):/abr /br /blockquoteIn an unpublished article to be submitted to an economics journal, the researchers wrote: ‘This paper provides evidence that daughters make people more Left-wing, while having sons, by contrast, makes them more Right-wing.’br /br /Professor Oswald said: ‘As men acquire female children, those men gradually shift their political stance and become more sympathetic to the “female” desire for a larger amount for the public good./blockquotebr /br /Some of the commenters to this article a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1187072/Why-having-daughters-makes-fathers-likely-agree-Left-wing-views.html”aren’t buying it:/a br /br /blockquoteWhat total drivel!br /br /I have two daughters and never could they persuade me to follow the left wing trash of the Labour party.br /br /But then; I’m just to the right of Genghis Khan.br /br /What a load of rubbish!br /Who comes up with this nonsense?br /Oh yes it’s Labour’s think tank!br /No wonder the country is in la la land.br /br /My mother raised me “left wing”, and I came to my senses and abandoned it when I became a wife and mother with a mortgage. And I don’t get my political views from nitwits like “brangelina”./blockquotebr /br /Good for them.
How can we be sure that this latest North Korean blast was strictly a Pyongyang domestic project? (Also read Ron Radosh: The Leveretts’ Myopic Advice to Obama)