If You Hate Ladies & Are Scared of Muslims, You'll Love North Carolina

The latest state to hop on the nutty abortion law train is North Carolina, where the Senate just passed an anti-sharia law with a twist that not even the wiliest M. Night Shyamalan buff could have seen coming: an out-of-left field amendment that would basically ban abortion in the state. In the state legislature, it's… » 7/03/13 11:20am 7/03/13 11:20am

Saudi Arabia Will Actually Let Girls in Private School Play Sports

Girls attending private school in Saudi Arabia will soon be allowed to participate in sports, a move that many observers see as a further indication that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is quietly trying to modernize his ultra, mega conservative country. The announcement comes on the heels of a statement last month from… » 5/05/13 4:30pm 5/05/13 4:30pm

10 Things the GOP's New Platform Hates About You

This week, finally, after all those nerd-hours expended on wondering just what precious metal and fancy rhetorical jewels would gild the GOP's terrible turd ideas, the official Republican party platform will be revealed to a chorus of gasps, eye rolls, and delighted shrieks from Rick Santorum. According to people who… » 8/27/12 11:30am 8/27/12 11:30am

These Anti-Sharia Laws Are For Your Own Good, Ladies

Georgia is the latest state legislature to fight against the creeping threat in America of Sharia law. (And you thought women having "consequence-free" sex was bad.) It joins South Carolina, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, and others in trying to take a courageous stance against... the Taliban in America? Our Islamic… » 2/11/11 10:58am 2/11/11 10:58am

Girls of Riyadh Is Saudi Arabia's Gossip Girl

Girls of Riyadh, a novel by writer Rajaa Alsanea about four posh girlfriends whose romantic foibles are posted to a Yahoo group, is causing a major stir in Alsanea's native Saudi Arabia. According to Forbes, the "chick-lit" novel was initially banned when it debuted in 2005 because of the relatively salacious (in… » 1/10/08 11:30am 1/10/08 11:30am